Cigars Under the Stars

October 10, 2016

On October 7, Rueben and Shivani Dhingra Bajaj hosted an intimate Cigars and Whiskey reception at their beautiful Potomac estate to introduce guests from NY, MD, VA and DC to the amazing work Becky’s Fund is doing to support victims of domestic violence and to break the cycle of violence that passes from generation to generation.

Against a beautiful garden backdrop, these new supporters of Becky’s Fund heard a compelling story from a victim, transformed into a survivor, and encouragement from a former NFL player and mentor to the high school athletes in the Men of Code Program, created by Becky’s Fund and recognized by the White House, the DOJ and ESPN as a model approach to engage young men and boys in the struggle to end domestic and dating violence.

This reception was one of the preliminary events leading up to the 2016 Annual Walk This Way Fashion Event to be held on December 9th at the historic Andrew Mellon Auditorium in DC. Chaired by Shivani Dhingra Bajaj, 2016 Walk This Way will certainly be the must-attend-event of the season for the glamorous and socially responsible in the DMV. Tickets and tables can be purchased at wtwevent.com. Becky’s Fund would like to thank the attendees at the Cigars and Whiskey reception for their time and support, Arian Castañeda for providing the amazing Castaneda cigars, Brian Rayford with walkaboutmedia.us for photographing the event, our volunteers, Erik M. Hicks and the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, for their event support, and Shivani and Rueben Bajaj for opening up their gorgeous home. We look forward to seeing you on December 9th for 2016 Walk This Way!