The countdown continues with only 22 days before we will all gather in Washington, D.C. on the Washington National Mall to walk together for the 6th year against FGM. We invite you to be a part of this memorable event. Register at www.globalwomanpeacefoundation.org, select the pink “Register to Walk” button, and be a part our 6th year of #walk2endfgm. Join us on Friday evening, October 18th when we collaborate with the Milken Institute for Public Health at George Washington University in collectively recognizing the importance of laws and policies against FGM, a panel discussion, a silent auction, and presentation of awardees. Then on Saturday, October 19th, Pennsylvania Representative, Thomas P. Murt will deliver the Keynote Address. The excitement is on as the countdown continues. Please join us!
The excitement is on as the countdown continues. Please join 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, Rahmah Abdulaleem, Chisina Kapungu, Michelle Mitchell, and Dr. Karen McDonnell. Our theme is “Why are Laws & Policies 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
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)
Are You In Need of Overnight Accommodations for the Two-day Event?
The Planning Committee has negotiated a special rate and a block of rooms for overnight accommodations at the Marriott Tysons Corner Hotel at 8028 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, Virginia 22182. Tysons Corner is located in the County of Fairfax in Northern Virginia. The deadline to obtain the special negotiated rate is September 27, 2019. To make your reservation, simply click on this link Book your group rate for Global Woman PEACE Foundation or call Marriott Reservations at 1(800) 228-9290 or (703) 734-3200 on or before Friday, September 27, 2019, (the “Cutoff Date”) to make your sleeping room reservations. Please identify yourself as part of the Global Woman P.E. A.C. E. Foundation group.
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!!!
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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.