Washington, DC, October 24, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Becky's Fund and Eric Finn Custom Clothiers Present the Third Annual "Walk This Way"
A Fashion Show Fundraiser to End Domestic and Dating Violence
Becky's Fund and Eric Finn Custom Clothiers announce the Third Annual "Walk This Way" fashion event on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, from 6:30 pm until 10:00 pm at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, located at 1301 Constitution Avenue, Northwest in Washington, DC. Becky's Fund is a nonprofit organization committed to the prevention of domestic and dating violence by fostering awareness, encouraging advocacy among peers, promoting activism through outreach programs, and providing support for victims. Together men and women will Walk this Way to end domestic and dating violence.
Lifetime supporters and sponsors, Eric Finn Custom Clothiers will debut their tailored menswear and Maggie Norris Couture will be the headlining women's designer. Each year professional male athletes have walked the runway to take a stand against domestic and dating violence. This year the 2011 models will include Washington Redskins Brian Orakpo, Anthony Armstrong, DeAngelo Hall, DC United's Ben Olsen, Washington Capitals Karl Alzner, John Carlson, former Redskins Gary Clark, and former New York Jets John Booty. Makeup artist for First Lady Michelle Obama, Carl Ray, and the renowned Salon Daniel will be providing services for the models.
Co-hosted by Comcast Sportsnet's Julie Donaldson and FOX 5 morning show's Steve Chenevey, guests will enjoy the fashion event as it highlights three eras that describe the cycle of domestic and dating violence in a unique theatrical presentation. As part of Art Can Make A Difference, Art Soiree Co. will display a special art exhibit of local artists. http://www.facebook.com/artsoiree
The 2011 Walk This Way Host Committee includes: Tati Ana, Joe Arnold, Caryn Bailey, Theo Bell, A. Scott Bolden, Chadleon Booker, Doug Bradshaw, Blue Knot Strategies, Steve Chenevey, Ken Christensen, Michael Clements, Kelly Ann Collins, Cynthia de Lorenzi, Amanda Deatherage, Julie Donaldson, Mark Drapeau, Taryn Fielder, Flavius Galiber, Angie Goff, Erwin Gomez, Juleanna Glover, Carlos Gray, Erika Paola Gutierrez, Dannia Hakki, Jennifer Harlow, Andre Johnson, Susie Kay, Sandro Keresa, Riz Khan, Matt Landsberg, Diamond David Lee, Jimmy Lynn, Lindsey Mask, Leigh Macdonald, Dr. Alex Naini, Sharon O'Brien, Maggie O'Neill, Charles Paret, Mike Ponticelli, Michelle Schoenfeld, Matt Schwartz, John Schriffen, El Southerland, Richard Strauss, Yvonne Taylor, Michael Tuteur, Kimberly Warfield, Leia Warren, Andre Wells, Nancy Wolff, Mayor Vincent Gray, Council Chair Kwame Brown, Councilmembers Muriel Bowser, Michael Brown, Jack Evans, and Harry Thomas.
This event is only possible through the gracious support of these sponsors: Alex Soldier, Andre' Wells, Events by Andre' Wells, Art Soiree, Atlantis Resort, Blue Knot Strategies, Breitling, Cadillac, Calvin Klein, Carl Ray, Cadillac, Clarke Construction, Cole Haan, Comcast Sportsnet, Dandelion Patch, Eden, Eric Finn Custom Clothiers, Equinox, Focus Fine Photography, Ganocafe, Haughty Cosmetics, Hudson, Irish Whiskey, Josephine, Lincoln, Lost Society, Maggie Norris Couture, Melissa Lew, MIO, MoKi Media, M5Signs, One Lounge, Opera Lounge, Republic National Distributing Company, Salon Daniel, The Mighty Pint, 701 Restaurant, Shake Shack, Smile Design Studio, Success in the City, Vapiano, and White Star Investments.
Proceeds will assist in the creation of a revolutionary social and mobile platform called endDV, a technology program with resources assisting victims and those who want to support victims in real-time. Tickets can be purchased online and range from $125 to $200. The $125 tickets will grant patrons: general admission, open bar, and hors d'oeuvres. The $200 VIP tickets will include VIP access, VIP gift bag, open bar and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets can be purchased now at Bit.ly/walkthisway2011tickets.
After the event at Andrew Mellon Auditorium, Cadillac will transport guests to the official after party at OPERA Ultra Lounge, located at 1400 I Street, Northwest, Washington DC 20005.
Domestic violence currently impacts one in every three women in their lifetimes and can happen to anyone regardless of age, race, or socioeconomic status. Becky's Fund focuses on preventing domestic and dating abuse by educating and empowering people from all stations in life. Past community events and programs include an annual "Domestic Violence Awareness Day" with the Washington Nationals Baseball Club at Nationals Park, an annual Anti-Domestic Violence Men's March called "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes," Young Men's Mentorship and "Becoming Your Own Heroine" Healthy Relationships workshops for young women, including the Girl Scouts of America in the D.C. metro area. For more information, visit http://www.beckysfund.org.
Eric Finn Custom Clothiers
Dedicated to providing first-class service with the best fitting, finest quality suits, tuxedos, shirts, sports coats, and pants for the price, Eric Finn draws on the timeless heritage of providing quality craftsmanship and personal service, in order to build long-term relationships with their clients. For more information about Eric Finn Custom Clothiers, please visit http://www.ericfinn.com.
Maggie Norris Couture
Founded in 2000, Maggie Norris Couture is a couture design house featured in Vanity Fair, Harpers Bazaar, W Magazine, People, Elle, The New York Times, and Wall Street Journal. Celebrity clients include Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Jennifer Aniston, Mischa Barton, Halle Berry, Diane Keaton, Andie MacDowell, Grace De Niro, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anna Getty, and First Lady, and Michelle Obama. For more information about Maggie Norris Couture, please visit http://maggienorriscouture.com.
Media must register on or before October 28, 2011 to receive credentials for access to the event.