Walk with Us: The Power of Community
Saturday, February 1, at 9 a.m. Payne Park, Sarasota.
Our 2019 Walk was a great success!
Thank you to all who gave of their time, talents, and donations to our walk at Payne Park. We had a record number of people walking to increase awareness about violence against women. We also bypassed our goal for this event and with your help, raised more than $16,500 to support UN Women programs for women and girls around the globe.
A warm thank you to those local agencies and organizations that work to better the lives of women and girls. Joining us in this effort were:
- Dining For Women
- Manatee Habitat for Humanity
- Girl Up! (teams from Lakewood Ranch and Riverview high schools)
- Manatee League of Women Voters
- Selah Freedom
- Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida
- Sarasota Police Department
- Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC)
Thank you to Image Lab Inspired Photography, Sarasota, for generously capturing The Walk and for your participation in our event: photo.imagelabproductions.com
For more information contact: Debby Jennings at email@example.com
or Scott Osborne at (941) 400-8174
Each year, the Gulf Coast Chapter UN Women USA for UN Women walks to raise awareness about violence against women
- and to raise funds for programs to combat the problem.
Why do we walk?
Because women and girls continue to be harmed and exploited. Worldwide, 35% of women experience physical and/or sexual intimate violence during their lifetime. That's more than one third of all women!