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They “walked this way” against domestic violence

05 Nov

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On Wednesday night, November 2, Andrew Mellon Auditorium was filled with people willing to stop domestic violence for good. Washington Redskins’ Brian Orakro, Anthony Armstrong, DeAngelo Hall, Capitals’ John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Nick Backstrom, DC United’s Ben Olsen, Former Redskins’ Gary Clark, Former Jets’ John Booty and others walked the runway to support Becky’s Fund in their biggest annual fundraiser “Walk This Way”.

Co-hosted by Comcast Sportsnet’s Julie Donaldson and Fox’s Steve Chenevey, this event featured amazing food, fashion, and entertainment all while supporting Becky’s Fund’s efforts in promoting the prevention of domestic and dating violence in our communities. In addition to the fashion show, Art Soiree Co. added an artistic touch to the evening by presenting a special art exhibit of local artists’ work, as part of their Art Can Make A Difference project.

To add colorful glamor to the evening, Maggy Norris Couture smashed the runway getting roaming ovations.

Enjoy the pictures and mark your calendars for Walk This Way 2012!

Nora Sommerkamp in Maggy Norris Couture

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Are you man enough to walk in heels?

02 Jun

On behalf of Becky’s Fund and the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, we would like to invite you to the upcoming 1st Annual Walk A Mile in Her Shoes March.

Buy tickets here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1482126079/efblike

This Walk A Mile in Her Shoes event will be the first global and DC March in history that will be held in multiple countries on the same day. The goal of this March is to raise awareness about the preva…lence of domestic violence in the District and highlight the role of men in responding to and preventing this critical issue facing many women, men and children in our City.

To show their support, all participating men in the March will be wearing high heels – they will truly be walking in the shoes of domestic abuse victims.
*** Women can show support by sponsoring a male friend, father, son and Men will also be able to have the option of walking in different types of shoes.

~~Join this growing list of men who have decided to go through the painful agony of walking a mile wearing women’s shoes to support the movement against dating and domestic violence:

Evan Samir Ibrahim
Reese Gardner
Manu Kennedy
Ike Nwaneri
George Karmokolias
Mike Lee
David Moretti
Howard Lee
Sean Sebastian
Dwight Dillard
Ken Suarez
Mike Knapp
Sam Harper
John Fultz
David Guttadauro
David Kamara
Brian Silver
Malik Pollard
Joe Esposito
Ryan Maddock
David Slavick
Sean Banks
Carlos Gray
Kareem Kirdassi
Ivan Carter
Rocky Parrish

Those participating include local students, concerned citizens, local celebrities, professional athletes, and members of the Media. The March will also be highlighted internationally as a part of the Pixel Project and the International Walk A Mile in Her Shoes Initiative.

Last year, the DC Metropolitan Police Dept responded to more than thirty thousand domestic violence incidences. Countless more victims silently endured violence at the hands of a loved one. Though often not acknowledged, men are a critical link in ending domestic violence in our City.

Thank you so much and we hope you will join us on June 19th!

If you are interested in VOLUNTEERING at this event, please email info@beckysfund.org.

 

Self defense class in George Mason

27 Feb

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

George Mason University housed Self Defense Class for Women by Becky’s Fund, Miss Sinergy and Chi Omega on Saturday, February 26. Girls learned how to protect themselves in unpredicted situations AND had fun. To stop domestic violence, you have to work with one group of women at a time.

Enjoy pictures and video

Becky Lee of Becky's Fund and Tim Dumantt' of CIAT demonstrate one of the techniques

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