Month: November 2017

2017 Walk This Way Press Release

***MEDIA ALERT***

9th Annual Becky’s Fund “Walk This Way” Charity Fashion Show Raises More than $200K
Tamron Hall, Ryan Zimmerman, Vernon Davis and more joined Becky’s Fund founder Becky Lee for an evening dedicated to ending domestic violence

Washington, D.C. (October 30, 2017) — On Friday night, domestic violence prevention nonprofit Becky’s Fund hosted its 9th annual “Walk This Way” charity fashion show at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium. TV personality Tamron Hall served as emcee for the evening, which raised more than $200,000 towards the organization’s effort to end domestic abuse.

D.C.-based bespoke suit brand Brimble & Clark outfitted the region’s top pro athletes, including Redskins stars Vernon Davis and Chris Carter, D.C. United’s Steven Birnbaum, Kofi Opare and Sean Franklin, international goalie Bill Hamid, Washington Mystics player Tierra Ruffin-Pratt and former NFL stars Gary Clark and John Booty, among others. Female models, including WPGC’s Sunni and the City, Washington Spirits player Estelle Johnson and sports commentator Christy Winters-Scott dazzled in dresses by DiDomenico.

Walk This Way benefits the Becky’s Fund’s “Men of Code” program, an initiative devoted to engaging and educating coaches and young male athletes about becoming leaders and allies in the movement to end domestic violence.

With the heightened visibility of the #METOO campaign which has prompted women to come forward with their stories of assault and abuse, Becky’s Fund is doubling its efforts to teach young men and boys that no means no. Men of Code members from D.C.’s Ballou Senior High School varsity football team shared impactful and personal stories during the Walk This Way event and the funds raised during the evening will help bring the program to three new local schools in 2018.

With the help of event chair Mark Ellington and top sponsors Pruitt Foundation, JSON ARTS, Verizon, Dr. A. Brion Gardner, Alivia Franzone, Break Thru Beverage, Peroni, Samba Sol and more, guests were provided with exquisite masquerade masks to wear as an homage to the event’s theme and message: taking off the “mask” of domestic abuse everywhere.

 

ABOUT BECKY’S FUND:

Becky’s Fund is a nonprofit organization committed to the prevention of domestic violence by creating awareness, encouraging advocacy among peers, promoting activism through outreach programs and providing support for victims. www.BeckysFund.org.

PRESS CONTACT:

For all media inquiries, including interview requests, high-resolution images and additional information, please contact Maha Hakki of MoKi Media at maha.hakki@mokimedia.com or 703.973.7075

PHOTOS:

Attached please find photos of the 9th annual Becky’s Fund Walk This Way charity fashion show for your editorial consideration. Photo credit is listed beneath each image.

 

Washington Redskins Tight End Vernon Davis at the 2017 Becky’s Fund Walk This Way fashion show. Photo credit: Fasil Haile.

 

Becky’s Fund founder Becky Lee with Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and wife Heather Downen at the 2017 Becky’s Fund Walk This Way fashion show. Photo credit: Fasil Haile.

 

Ballou Senior High School varsity football players and Becky’s Fund founder Becky Lee at the 2017 Becky’s Fund Walk This Way charity fashion show. Photo credit: Reggie Bell.

 


American journalist and celebrity emcee Tamron Hall and Brimble & Clark’s Sim Khan at Becky’s Fund Walk This Way Charity Fashion Show. Photo credit: Reggie Bell.

 


Washington Mystics’ Tierra Ruffin-Pratt strikes a pose on the runway during Walk This Way Charity Fashion Show. Photo credit: Fasil Haile.

 

WPGC 95.5’s Sunni and the City hits the runway at the 2017 Becky’s Fund Walk This Way fashion show. Photo credit: Fasil Haile.

 

Washington Redskins linebacker Chris Carter takes a stand against domestic violence at the 2017 Becky’s Fund Walk This Way charity fashion. Photo credit: Fasil Haile.

 

DC United stars Sean Franklin and Steven Birnbaum with international goalie Bill Hamid at the 2017 Becky’s Fund Walk This Way fashion show. Photo credit: Fasil Haile.

 

 

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