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For Immediate Release:
March 01, 2013
Media Contact:
Laura Phillips

Miami-Dade County Parks' Women's Park and the Miami Chapter of the Us National Committee for UN Women Present the 1st Annual 5k Walk: ''Step Out To Stop the Violence against Women and Girls''

Put on your walking shoes and join the first annual 5K walk “Step Out to Stop the Violence Against Women and Girls,” on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Women's Park, presented by the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and sponsored by the Miami-Chapter of the United States National Committee for UN Women. Registration begins at 10:40 a.m., followed by the walk at 11:00 a.m. The contribution is $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $10 for students, and free for children 12 and under. Proceeds will help support the initiatives of the United States National Committee for UN Women and its Miami Chapter.


For more information about this event or the Miami Chapter of the United States National Committee for UN Women, contact Deborah Mayor by e-mail at


UN Women was organized to help women and girls break free from the generational cycle of violence and poverty. From providing technical assistance to help women achieve political parity in Tunisia to training women to run for political office in Africa, to supporting girls' shelters in war zones, UN Women functions as a change agent that is transforming the lives of millions of women and girls. Through the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, UN Women has distributed more than $76 million to 351 programs in 128 countries since 1996.

The Women's Park is located at 10251 W. Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33174. For directions to this event or information about programs and activities offered at The Women's Park, visit, or contact Donna Diaz at (305) 480-1717 or


The Women's Park, founded June 16, 1992, was the first park dedicated to women in the United States. It was created to honor all women past, present, and future for their contributions to the betterment of the quality of life in Miami-Dade County. Members of the Women's Park Founder's Committee include Roxcy O'Neal Bolton (“Mother of the Park”), Bonnie Lano Rippingille, Molly Turner, Teresa Zorilla Clark, Dr. Dorothy Jenkins Fields, Leona H. Cooper, Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Elaine Gordon, Monna Lighte, and Helen Miller.

About the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces Department:
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award and winner of the 2009 Florida Governor's Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade County Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 260 parks and 12,825 acres of land.  It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world.  Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more.  For information about Miami-Dade County Parks call 3-1-1, or visit

Miami-Dade County Parks is supported by The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade a non-profit 501(c)3 organization supporting the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department's efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County's world-class parks system for residents and visitors.  Its mission is to create a healthier, more livable and sustainable Miami community by ensuring the implementation of the Parks Open Space Master Plan and the development of year-round park and recreation programs for local children, adults and people with disabilities.  For more information on the Parks Foundation, please visit

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