Last week we shared F.A. Cole’s statement about the event next week with you. This week, we share what Severina Lemachokoti had to say: “Last year’s Global Woman P.E.A.C. E. Foundation Walk to End FGM, was exciting and very successful, because of the many partners, activists, survivors, health practitioners and the community representatives who attended. I had an opportunity to speak about the importance of the mental health of the FGM survivors and how important it is for the survivors to step up and speak about FGM. As one of the survivors, it is always very traumatizing when we encounter with triggers that make us remember the pain that we went through in the name of culture. The pain of knowing that our family members and those who we love betrayed us when we were still young, and were not able to make rightful decisions pertaining to our bodies. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation for their commitment in educating the communities about FGM and the negative effects it has on young girls and women. I also applaud them for helping the survivors in the process of healing both physically (through the restorative surgeries), emotionally and psychologically. I wish the organization the very best in their future plans.”
The countdown continues. Would you please join us? Severina will be there!
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 62 Low 41 degrees, partly sunny.
Saturday’s Forecast: High 63 Low 47 degrees, chance of brief showers.
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
For Saturday attire, you might want to wear jeans and a warm shirt, and your walk t-shirt will go over it. Wear comfortable walking shoes.
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)
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 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.