Tickets are now on sale for the always highly anticipated annual Becky’s Fund Walk This Way charity fashion show featuring pro athletes on the runway, pledging their commitment to take a stand against domestic and dating violence. The Walk This Way fashion event celebrates five years and will take place on November 8th from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Embassy of Italy (it is the Year of Italy in the U.S. after all!) with the goal to raise at least $100,000.
The 2013 theme is “The Language of Love,” exploring the ever-complicated transformation of how we have communicated throughout time and how we can empower each other to communicate and have healthy, loving relationships. In an exciting, new venue at the Embassy of Italy, this year’s Walk This Way will feature new ticketing and VIP options heightening how guests can experience an exclusive, couture fashion show as professional athletes strut the runway. In honor of the 2013, “Anno della cultura Italiana” or Year of Italian Culture, Becky’s Fund Walk This Way will highlight Italian designers, athletes, businesses, decor and cuisine.
Athletes in attendance will include Two-time Team USA Olympic Rower Giuseppe Lanzone; Washington Redskins players Pierre Garçon, DeAngelo Hall, Fred Davis, Kai Forbath, Josh Morgan, Darrel Young; Former Washington Redskins Gary Clark; DC United Dwayne de Rosario; Baltimore Ravens Jameel McClain; former Baltimore Ravens Visanthe Shiancoe, former New York Jets John Booty, and many more.
This year’s proceeds from Walk This Way will help support the organization’s “Men of Code” program; a nationally recognized initiative designed to transform young male athletes through education on domestic and dating violence, into allies and leaders in the movement to end domestic and dating violence. Men of Code is a shining example of the Becky’s Fund mission to break the cycle of domestic violence. The program proactively addresses the issue of family and intimate partner violence to young male athletes through education, turning them into ambassadors of healthy relationships and role models for their peers and the community.
And don’t forget the official after party which will be grooving at Malmaison (3401 Water Street, NW) 10:30pm-3am – please drink responsibly (or get Uber).
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a platform for profiling people who "make it happen" in the Capital region, reviews & topical blog posts. She launched Punch Enterprises, a connector consulting business in 2015 and Pacific Punch based in LA, in 2012. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, VA. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.