Thursday, November 03, 2011

Walk This Way.

Alex Mehrnaz Naini and Angie Goff
by contributor Wendy Gordon

Nope.  It wasn’t a lyric by Aerosmith or Run DMC.  It was Walk This Way—a fundraiser for Becky’s Fund, against domestic abuse.  

Runway models including Redskins' Brian Orakpo, Anthony Armstrong, DeAngelo Hall, Capitals' John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Nick Backstrom, DC United's Ben Olsen, former Redskins Gary Clark and former Jets John Booty took to the runway to feature fashions by Eric Finn Custom Clothiers and renowned women's designer, Maggie Norris Couture - artwork from Art Soiree Co.

The annual event garnered hundreds of guests this year brought together to the Mellon Auditorium to spread a zero tolerance message.

Joy Elena & Matt Schwartz
Sportsnet's Julie Donaldson and Fox's Steve Chenevey co-hosted the local celebrity laden gala which highlighted the work of Becky's Fund, a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization focused on domestic violence awareness and education which was created by Becky Lee in 2006. 

Through its several innovative programs, approaches and partnerships, the anti-domestic violence message is reaching men, women and children in all stations of life.