We can no longer say, “Next Month” for the 2-day October event. We are now in the long-anticipated month of October. So we continue the countdown to the 18th and 19th with only 15 days to the 6th #walk2endfgm. Register at www.globalwomanpeacefoundation.org, select the pink “Register to Walk” button, and be a part of this memorable event.
If you are wondering why you should register, donate or support this event, here is what F.A. Cole had to say: “I have benefited greatly from the services provided by Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation. Not only have I received an award from this outstanding organization for my activism work against female genital mutilation, I have been privileged to volunteer at one of their Walks and just 2 years ago, they sponsored me to have the restorative surgery – the first woman they have sponsored for the surgery. At age eleven, (34 years ago) I forcibly underwent FGM and through divine connection, Ms. Angela Peabody and I met, and it has been like a mother-daughter relationship since. Ms. Angela truly cares for and about the survivors of FGM, and her organization has been a blessing, not just to me but many like me. If it had not been for her, Global Woman P.E.A.C.E Foundation and their donors, I would not have been #ReUNITeD with my hooha. That said, I would like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to Global Woman P.E.A.C.E Foundation and their donors for the wonderful work they do. I hope God richly blesses them.”
Please help support us so there can be many more women like F.A. Cole. Would you join us and support us?
When: 2-day event – Friday, October 18th & Saturday, October 19, 2019.
Friday Itinerary: Red Carpet arrival at 6:00pm; Global Woman Awards; A Panel Discussion with Dr. Morissanda Kouyate, Shelby Quast, Rahmah Abdulaleem, Chisina Kapungu, Michelle Mitchell, and Dr. Karen McDonnell. Our theme is “Why Laws & Policies are Important in Preventing FGM in the U.S.”
Saturday Itinerary: Assemble at 11:00a.m.; pre-walk program at 12:00noon; 5K Walk starts at 1:00p.m.
Friday’s Forecast: High 69 Low 41 degrees, mostly sunny.
Saturday’s Forecast: High 63 Low 44 degrees, partly sunny.
Friday Evening Emcee: Tyra (Tyra G) Garlington, International Talk Show Host
Saturday Afternoon Emcee: Amie Jallah & Karen McDonnell
Special Saturday Prizes to: 3 teams that raise the 3 highest amounts
Auction Items Provided By: The Washington Wizards, WNBA, Southwest Airlines, and attractive gift baskets donated by individuals.
Media Coverage: VOA, BBS Radio, & Amina Chaudary
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).
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)
Ways to Participate
- Form a team and invite others to join your team and help raise funds
- 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
Don’t Miss Out on the Fun!!!
********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 physical and psychological health of survivors of FGM, and the protection of girls at risk of FGM.
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.