Last night, domestic violence prevention nonprofit Becky’s Fund (beckysfund.org) hosted its 8th annual “Walk This Way” charity fashion show at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium. The charity fashion event featured clothing from classic upscale American designer Paul Stuart and women’s designer Alex Teih, worn by D.C.-area pro athletes, including Washington Redskins players Vernon Davis, Pierre Garçon, Chris Baker and Nick Sundberg, Washington Wizards stars Otto Porter Jr., Kelly Oubre Jr. and Ian Mahinmi, United States Women’s National Soccer team’s Ali Krieger and Crystal Dunn, D.C. United’s Bill Hamid and Marcelo Sarvas, former NFL stars Dhani Jones, Gary Clark, John Booty and Brandon Frye and former U.S. Olympian Giuseppe Lanzone. The female models were styled by One80 Salon and Kingsley Model and Management.
With the help of event chair Shivani Dhingra Bajaj and top sponsors White Star Investments, Jetlinx, Verizon, Michael and Son, Kampf Family Foundation, Strategic Cyber Ventures and more, “Walk This Way” raised more than $100,000 for the nonprofit’s “Men of Code” program. The initiative engages and educates coaches and young male athletes to become leaders and allies in the movement to end domestic violence. The proceeds from “Walk This Way” will allow Becky’s Fund to bring the program to three additional schools in 2017.
I have been attending this event for the past 6 years and being asked to emcee the show last night was such an honor! Looking forward to many more! xoxo