We are getting closer and closer – yes, and the 2-day event is next week! It is exactly 5 days until the Global Woman Awards and 6 days from the Walk To End FGM (#walk2endfgm). Have you registered yet? Get ready! Register at https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/, and be a part of a memorable event of its 6th and 7th year respectively. This week and next week, we are featuring 2 awardees a day. Yesterday, we featured Congressman Gerald Connolly and Activist Ifrah Ahmed. Here are our featured Awardees for today, Friday, October 9th. This year 2 physicians share this category, and here they are:
Sharing this year’s Medical/Health Award is Dr. El-Bayoumi who was born in Florida, raised in East Lansing, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for both undergraduate and medical school. She then moved to Washington, D.C. in 1985 to complete her internship, residency and chief residency in internal medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). After completion of her training, she joined the Division of General Internal Medicine at GW. Dr. El-Bayoumi served as clerkship director for many years prior to becoming the Internal Medicine Residency Program director in 1998, and remained in that role for 15 years. Dr. El-Bayoumi is a professor of medicine and she has a very active clinical practice. Learning how to better educate and evaluate learners, from all levels has been a long-standing interest of hers. She has lectured and taught in the GW Milken Institute School of Public Health, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), and the SMHS residency program, as well as in the community about topics such as women and minority health. She has served on the boards of Center for Women Policy Studies, National Women’s Health Network, and Arts for the Aging. She is currently serving as a board member for Whitman Walker Health. Dr. El-Bayoumi founded the Rodham Institute to honor her patient, Mrs. Dorothy E. Rodham. She was not only a patient, but she also became her cherished friend. Mrs. Rodham was a wonderful human being who was committed to social justice and this Institute was created to honor her legacy.
Sharing the 2020 Medical/Health Award is Dr. Sohail Rana, a Professor of Pediatrics at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Rana received his medical education at King Edwards Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan and trained in pediatrics and hematology at Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn in New York City and University of Rochester at Rochester, New York. He joined the faculty at Howard University in 1980 and is currently Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Pediatric Hematology and HIV services. He has been providing care to children and young adults with sickle cell disease and HIV for more than 3 decades. He has conducted more than 60 studies to improve the treatment and quality of life of people living with sickle cell disease and HIV. He is a well published author and has received several awards for research, teaching and service to the community. He has been listed among the “Best Doctors in America” several times. He runs a busy practice at Howard and he oversees numerous research studies. Dr. Rana feels indebted to his patients, their families and his family for teaching him about empathy and humanity. He is the Conference Director for the annual International Conference on Stigma and he is passionate about human rights for people with stigmatized illnesses.
Global Woman Awards – Friday afternoon, October 16, 2020:
We will collaborate with SheFFA Foundation and George Washington University in collectively honoring 5 women, 4 men and a secondary school student. They will receive the Global Woman Award in 9 different categories. To read about all of our 2020 honorees, visit https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/?id=4945.
Friday Itinerary: 3:00p.m. Global Woman Awards, Keynote Speech from Lyric Thompson of ICRW, a speech from Maryum Saifee, and musical entertainment from vocalist “Butterscotch” and jazz vocalist and musician, Benjamin Caesar.
Friday afternoon emcee: Tyra Garlington, International Talk Show Host
Friday Location: Virtual Zoom livestream broadcast – link and e-program are now being provided this week. Check your email inbox for link and e-program. If you do not have it, check your SPAM folder.
Walk To End FGM – Saturday morning, October 17, 2020:
Former Maine State Representative, Heather Sirocki is our Keynote Speaker of the day, and we will be joined by guitarist and vocalist, Royce Lovett, who will serenade us before we take to the streets in our respective communities to safely walk, observing the social distancing requirements. We hope you will join us. To read about our 2020 speakers, entertainers and Emcees, visit https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/?id=4946.
Saturday Itinerary: Pre-walk program starts at 10:00a.m. – the walk starts at 11:30a.m. Please take photos and/or videos of you walking and post them to our Facebook page. We will compile a collage in memory of the year 2020 when our lives changed, and every life that was lost to COVID-19.
Saturday morning emcee: Linord Moudou, International Talk Show Host
Saturday Location: Virtual Zoom livestream broadcast – link and e-program is now being provided this week. Remember to check your email inbox for link and e-program. If you do not have it, check your SPAM folder.
Special Saturday Prizes to: Teams that raise the 4 highest amounts. Competing in the Top 4 spots today are Team Jacqui Olkin, Team Marin Hoang, Team Karen McDonnell, and Team Diane Walsh. It is not too late to form a team or join one. Get in on the fun and compete for these great prizes, while helping us fundraise! You may select the number of miles or kilometers you will walk, and get your local merchant(s) to sponsor each mile with a dollar amount to help us raise funds. We thank our sponsors for donating some of the prizes. Text your donations in advance to (571) 336-0030
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
- 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
Don’t Miss Out!!!
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The proceeds raised from the Walk To End FGM are used to support the mental and physical health of survivors of FGM/C, including group and one-on-one counseling. Proceeds will also help keep Liberian and Sierra Leone girls in school to prevent them from undergoing FGM/C. To read about our 4 programs visit https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/?id=4940.
Thank You for Your Support!
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.