THERE ARE ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT FOR #WALK2ENDFGM

We are almost there!  We are excited to welcome our first arrivals to the Washington, D.C. Metro area.  Hazel Barrett from the U.K. arrived last Saturday, and Dr. Mawaheb El-Mouelhy and Lola Oje are arriving today from Egypt and Nigeria respectively. We look forward to seeing you on Friday evening and/or Saturday.  We thank you for registering and helping us reach 41% of our goal.  We had asked you help us reach 40% by the end of yesterday, and you did!  For those of you who have not registered, it is not too late to join us.  Register at www.globalwomanpeacefoundation.org, select the pink “Register to Walk” button, and be a part of this memorable event.

 

As the countdown continues, you do not want to miss the opportunity to meet and speak with our international, national and local guests.

 

When:  2-day event – Friday, October 26th & Saturday, October 27, 2018.

Friday Itinerary: Red Carpet arrival at 6:00pm; Global Woman Awards, Film Trailer, Dispelling FGM Myths, and Silent Auction.

Saturday Itinerary: Assemble at 11:00am; pre-walk program at 12:00noon; 5K Walk starts at 1:30pm.

Friday’s Forecast:  High 53 Low 46 degrees, showers predicted.

Saturday’s Forecast:  High 52 Low 44 degrees, rain predicted.

Friday Evening Emcee:  Ashley Johnson of ANJ Public Relations Consulting

Saturday Afternoon Emcee:  Arielle Buchmann of WUSA 9

Special Saturday Prizes to:  3 teams that raise the 3 highest amounts

Auction Items Provided By:  The Kennedy Center, Ross Browne Studio, the NBA, the WNBA and Norwa Jewelers from Thailand

International & Local Media Coverage:  Arranged by our Broadcast & Print Media Committee

 

Friday Location: Milken Institute for Public Health at George Washington University, 950 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20052 (2 blocks from Foggy Bottom Metro Station).  Parking is available at University Parking Garage (in Science & Engineering Hall) at 800 22nd Street, NW, between 22nd & 23rd Streets, Washington, D.C.  Evening maximum rate after 5:00 PM until 2:00 AM is a flat rate of $11.00.

 

Saturday Location:  National Sylvan Theater, Washington Memorial Drive, SW (Corner of 15th & Jefferson Streets, SW) Washington, D.C. 20024 (2 blocks from Smithsonian Metro Station)

For Saturday attire, you might want to wear jeans or sweats and a warm shirt, and your walk t-shirt will go over it.  Wear comfortable walking shoes.

 

Ways to Participate

  • Join a team that is already formed
  • Register as an individual participant
  • Register as a virtual participant and help raise funds (if you are unable to attend)
  • Sponsor a team or an individual participant or sponsor the event
  • Be a Partner Organization with Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation in the Walk to End FGM
  • Register as a volunteer

 

Volunteers are needed – To volunteer, contact us at info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org or call 703-818-3787.  Register at www.globalwomanpeacefoundation.org and Walk To End FGM.

 

********We are reminding you to register if you have not done so******** 

The proceeds raised from the Walk To End FGM are used to support the restorative surgeries of survivors of FGM, including group and one-on-one counseling.

 

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.  As such, your donations and registration fees are tax deductible to the maximum extent required by law.

 

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