We are almost at the finish line. After a year of preparations, we are only 5 days away from the 5th #walk2endfgm. We are excited and are looking forward to seeing you. 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.
The last 3 weeks we shared statements from F.A. Cole, Severina Lemachokoti and Mariam Bojang. Now, here is what Aisha Kamara said: “Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. is a Foundation that fights for women’s rights, and is the voice for women who cannot speak for themselves, the young, and the old that have gone through the violence of Female Genital Mutilation. Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation has created an awareness to help fight current cutting, and to put an end to Female Genital Mutilation practice. They specialize in services that help women deal with the reality of what has happened to them as children, and how to cope with daily life as victims of FGM. The Executive Director of Global Woman P. E. A.C. E. Foundation is a phenomenal woman. She always goes above and beyond to take the time, and the patient to help you get through whatever it is that you are going through, including the emotional part of dealing with Female Genital Mutilation, and by helping you gain your confidence back. I am very thankful to work with this amazing organization. Because of Global Woman P.E.A.C.E Foundation, I can now share my story with the world, and help impact other women who are going through the same or similar situation. I feel truly blessed to be a part of an amazing journey in uplifting the inner souls of women, and to make them feel beautiful from within.”
All 4 of these young ladies will be at the Awards night and the Walk. As the countdown continues, would you please join us, and get the opportunity to speak personally with them?
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 51 Low 40 degrees, mostly cloudy.
Saturday’s Forecast: High 47 Low 39 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
********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.