Milagros Day Worldwide Annual Mother’s Day Walk 2013
WHO: Close to a thousand are expected to rally in front of City Hall Park and walk across New York’s iconic Brooklyn Bridge to remember those who have lost their lives and celebrate those who have overcome domestic violence in the second annual Milagros Day Worldwide Mother’s Day Walk. After the walk, the family fun day continues with a multicultural concert in Cadman Plaza Park in Brooklyn.
WHEN: Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 12, 2013
10 a.m. Presentation and rally for press at Park Row and Centre
11 a.m. Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge in peaceful reflection
12 to 3 p.m. Multicultural concert at Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn
WHY: One out of every three women will experience an incident of domestic violence during their lifetime; teenage girls being most at risk. Up to 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence each year, causing long-term negative emotional and psychological effects.
The walk is now a New York City tradition for families on Mother’s Day who want to do more than just the usual brunch with mom. The trek across the bridge symbolizes survivors walking away from the brutality of their past and highlighting their personal accomplishments. This year, Founder and President of Milagros Day Worldwide Dawn Diaz continues her organization’s Mother’s Day event. On the day of the walk, some survivors of domestic violence are willing to tell their story to the press.
About Milagros Day Worldwide
For more than three years, the 501(c)3 non-profit organization Milagros Day Worldwide has provided personal growth and professional development to survivors of domestic violence. Our flagship program, the Transformation Academy, is a six-month immersion-coaching program for those who have been in an abusive relationship or grew up in an abusive household and are now ready to put the past behind them, find their life’s purpose and make a difference in the world. On Mother’s Day, funds will be raised to carry out Milagros Day’s Legacy Camp. Thirty scholarships to The Legacy Camp will be awarded at this event.
Noted Invited Guests
New York State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, City Council Member Justine Ferreras, New York Senator Chuck Schumer, New York Senator Daniel Squadron.
Featuring performances by Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory, David Anthony (D’Ave), La Morena Del Mambo, Scarlett Santana, Natascha Bessez, Mambo Dulcet Band
The event will be sponsored in part by Emblem Health of New York
For more information on Milagros Day Worldwide and to register for the walk, please visit our website atwww.milagrosday.org. Also, check out last year’s walk here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
REGISTER FOR THE 2013 MOTHER’S DAY WALK & CONCERT
We Have an AMAZING LINE-UP this year,
JOIN US as we walk across the Brooklyn Bridge
to honor the moms we have lost, acknowledge those mothers who have overcome domestic violence,
and celebrate the love and power of ALL mothers.
This fun family day will include a multi-cultural outdoor concert full of
entertainment and inspiration!
EMCEE will be TV Personality