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Let’s meet at the Restoring the Rose Walkathon and watch a screening of the Movie on Female Genital Mutilation: "Desert Flower"!
Next month people from all over who care about eliminating violence against women will come together in solidarity against female genital mutilation (FGM)!
Join US survivors of female genital mutilation (also known as female circumcision), on Saturday, September 15, 2012 for a 5K walk at Riverside Park, Manhattan's most spectacular waterfront park, stretching four miles from 72nd to 158th Streets along the Hudson River. Our goal is to raise $100,000.00 towards shipping crucial medical supplies to a free hospital to provide treatment and genital reconstruction to victims of FGM in Africa. We will also be raising funds for our partner, SAWA Association for Development in Giza, Egypt to help the fight against female genital mutilation in Egypt where the prevalence of the practice is 97%.
Every 16 seconds a girl is genitally mutilated. Over 140 million worlwide and 3 million every year. This event will also help raise awareness on the prevalence of FGM in the United States. There are over 300,000 reported cased of FGM in the US and over 30,000 girls are at risk every year even though a federal law was passed against it in 1997, the practice continues. New Yorkers need to be made aware that New York has the second highest number of FGM victims after California. Come and be a voice for the voiceless!
CAGeM works to eradicate this practice and protect potential victims. We are also committed to raising funds to building free hospitals where women and children marred by the results of female genital mutilation can seek refuge.
Registration is FREE, and you will receive a Restoring the Rose walkathon T-shirt on the day of the event.
Prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers and teams. Free food and beverages will be available to all walkers after the event. There will be music and opportunities to meet with sponsors and celebrities who support CAGeM.
We are confident we will reach our goal with your support. We encourage you to reach out to family, friends and businesses, form a team or walk for a loved one. We believe there is strength in numbers. Thank you for your support. We are grateful! Rain or shine!!!
REGISTER FREE AT: http://www.active.com...[/url]
VISIT THE WALK WEBSITE AT: http://www.cagemevents.org
Help end this brutality, treat victims, and protect potential victims.