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Friday, November 15, 2013

NFL Athletes Support Becky's Fund Against Domestic Violence

Becky Lee with Athletes supporting Beck's Fund
(Photo Credit: V. Elaine for Ideal PR Media; Event Coverage: Neeta Wooten & Valeta Sutton)

The atmosphere was lively and full of energy filled with community activists and professional athletes attending this event to take a stand against domestic violence.



This event took place on November 8, 2013 at the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC with a goal to raise $100,000 and they did just that! All proceeds from this year's Walk This Way will support the Becky’s Fund "Men of Code" program that works with high school athletes and coaches in DC public schools to teach them to be leaders in ending and preventing dating violence. With the funds raised from Walk This Way, Becky’s Fund will work to expand the program, bringing Men of Code to five more schools across the country within the next year.



Guest enjoyed passed trays, tons of food, endless open bar and a host of professional and cause conscious patrons. While we were way too busy interviewing the fabulous attendees to taste any of the food, everyone appeared to be extremely enjoying themselves!Prior to the fashion show, guest enjoyed a musical and dance performance which was wonderful.





The main attraction for the evening was the Walk This Way fashion show with professional athletes and models. 



This year the event served as the launch of a new online auction featuring exclusive sports experience and travel packages. The auction can be found on BeckysFund.org running from 11/08 to 12/08

This year’s Mistress of Ceremonies was Julie Donaldson of Comcast SportsNet. Some of the athletes who graced the runway included Washington Redskins Kirk Cousins, Pierre Garçon, Fred Smoot, DC United Dwayne de Rosario; Baltimore Ravens Jameel McClain; former Baltimore Ravens Visanthe Shiancoe, former New York Jets John Booty, Two-time Team USA Olympic Rower Giuseppe Lanzone and Four-time Olympian Sanya Richards Ross.













So why did so many people come out to support this event? Becky Lee has developed an amazing cause called Becky's Fund. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to domestic and dating violence awareness and prevention. Becky’s Fund mission is to foster awareness of domestic violence, encourage advocacy among peers, promote activism through outreach programs, and create support for victims of domestic and dating violence. Becky’s Fund believes in introducing innovative and lasting methods to educate people of all ages and backgrounds in life about issues concerning domestic violence.


Ideal PR Media host Valeta Sutton and  Dwayne de Rosario
Ideal PR Media host Valeta Sutton interviewed Becky Lee and a few of the athletes supporting this cause so be on the look out for this video via our blog or our youtube channel soon.




A very special thanks to Becky Lee, her staff and Tara de Nicolas of Georgetown Consulting Group for making coverage of this event possible. We look forward to support this and all of your causes and events in the future!
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