WE HAVE REACHED THE FINISH LINE – #WALK2ENDFGM

Here we are at the finish line!  We made it and we could not have done it without you.  Again, we welcome all of our guests to Washington, D.C.  Tonight we will honor some well-deserved people for the difference they make in the world each day, in combatting FGM and other injustices against women and girls.  We will help dispel the myths and misconceptions of the heinous practice of FGM.  We are at full capacity at the Milken Institute of George Washington University tonight.  If you have not sent in your RSVP, it is too late now.  If you did, we shall see you on the Red Carpet tonight!

 

It is still not too late to register for the #walk2endfgm though.  On Saturday, rain or clouds or shine, we will gather at the National Sylvan Theater to say to the world, “No more FGM!”  If we have to look like a sea of umbrellas, we will gather and we will Walk To End FGM.

 

Thank you all for helping us get to 44% of our goal today!  The goal for today and tomorrow is to reach 50% of the overall goal, and we are so close so please don’t eave us now.  Help us get there, and let’s get there together.  Register at www.globalwomanpeacefoundation.org, select the pink “Register to Walk” button, and be a part of this memorable event.

 

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 52 Low 46 degrees, showers predicted 100%.

Saturday’s Forecast:  High 54 Low 45 degrees, morning rain predicted 50%.

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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