Walk This Way features professional athletes on the fashion runway taking a stand against domestic violence and pledging their commitment to engage in healthy relationships.
We invite you to invest in a future free from domestic violence by joining Becky’s Fund this year as a sponsor for Walk This Way 2020.
1 in 4 Americans experience domestic violence in their lives today as either a witness or a survivor. Veterans suffering from PTSD are 3x more likely to engage in partner-related violence. These facts are a reminder of our shared responsibility to make our culture more inclusive, compassionate, and engaged at every level of society.
At Becky’s Fund (a 501c3 national charity) change begins through education of young adults on how to be thoughtful and responsible citizens through at-risk youth programs such as Men of Code and Becoming Your Own Hero. We sustain these teachings through adult-focused services both in college and directly to post-incident victims and their families. Finally, we raise awareness and advocacy through our annual Walk This Way Gala, where government, business, and community leaders gather each year in support of this important mission. Our hope is that you will consider becoming a sponsor and continue being a powerful ally in our mission to eliminate domestic violence.
Walk This Way 2020 will be held on May 14, 2020. By participating as a sponsor, you help fund various services that are described above and will be nationally recognized as an Anti-Domestic Violence Champion. Past sponsors and partners include Verizon, New York Life, UnitedHealth, leading sports teams including the World Champion Washington Capitals, Redskins, DC United, and leading media organizations including the Washington Post, ESPN, Politico, and The Examiner.
Becky’s Fund is able to drive change only through the generous support of volunteers, patrons and sponsors. Attached are details of our organization, programs, and sponsorship material for our annual event, Walk This Way. I welcome the opportunity to speak with you about this event and appreciate your present consideration in advance. You can reach me at (724) 518-1169 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founder and Executive Director of Becky’s Fund
Freedom from Domestic Violence. It’s our right.®
Becky’s Fund works to end domestic violence through education, advocacy and service. Our interactive workshops for young men and women – Men of Code, Be Your Own Hero and National Domestic Violence College Tour – are focused on healthy relationships, prevention and empowerment. We also provide emergency support services and resources for those in need. Through these programs and our signature fundraiser, Walk This Way, we work toward a future free from domestic violence.
Walk This Way proceeds support Men of Code, working with male student/athletes to transform them into allies and advocates in ending domestic violence through education and mentorship, with workshops in consent, accountability, mental health, leadership, financial literacy and public speaking.
Men of Code
Proceeds from our past event benefitted Men Of Code, where we work with athletes and their coaches in local high schools and colleges to transform them into leaders and allies to end violence against women and girls. Men of Code has been recognized as an exemplary violence prevention program working with men and boys by the Office of Violence Against Women, former Vice President Joe Biden, and was highlighted on ESPN’s Outside the Lines.
Proceeds from our 2020 Walk This Way event will support “Men of Code,” our program which transforms young male athletes and coaches through education into allies and leaders in the movement to end domestic violence. We would like to thank everyone who joined us for our 11th Walk This Way event for taking a stand together as a community against domestic violence.
Participating Athletes and Celebrities
Over the last 11 years, well-known and respected athletes have participated and attended “Walk This Way” by showing their support for our mission in ending intimate partner violence, including:
- Ryan Zimmerman, 2019 World Series Champion Nationals, 1st Baseman
- Vernon Davis, Washington Redskins, TE
- Josh Norman, Washington Redskins, CB
- Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins, WR
- Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins, QB
- Fred Davis, Washington Redskins, TE
- Kai Forbath, Washington Redskins, K
- Fred Smoot, Washington Redskins, CB
- Chris Cooley, Washington Redskins, TE
- Clinton Portis, Washington Redskins, RB
- Jason Campbell, Washington Redskins, QB
- Gary Clark, Washington Redskins, WR
- Stephon Heyer, Washington Redskins, OL
- Santana Moss, Washington Redskins, WR
- Brian Orakpo, Washington Redskins, DE
- Anthony Armstrong, Washington Redskins, WR
- DeAngelo Hall, Washington Redskins, CB
- Jameel McClain, Baltimore Ravens, RB
- Visanthe Shiancoe, Baltimore Ravens, TE
- John Booty, New York Jets, QB
- Bill Hamid, DC United Goalkeeper, USMNT Goalkeeper
- Bryan Namoff, DC United
- Devon McTavish, DC United
- Ben Olsen, DC United
- Santino Quaranta, DC United
- Crystal Dunn, 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion
- Ali Krieger, 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion
- John Carlson, Washington Capitals
- Karl Alzner, Washington Capitals
- Jeff Schultz, Washington Capitals
- Troy Brouwer, Washington Capitals
- Joanna Lohman, Washington Spirit’s Defender
- Estelle Johnson, Washington Spirit’s Defender
- Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, Washington Mystics, Guard
- Sanya Richards-Ross, Four-time Olympian
- Giuseppe Lanzone, Two-time Olympian
- Stevie Boi, Fashion Designer and Founder of SB Shades
- Carlos Merizalde, Ermenegildo Zegna Menswear Designer
- Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the United States
- David Grosso, Washington D.C. Councilman
- Anthony Brown, Maryland Lieutenant Governor
- Emily Duong, 2013 Miss Pacific Asian American
- Aaron Ross, Former NFL New York Giants
- Kejean Stone, Professional Boxer
- Shawn Springs, Former NFL New England Patriots
- Dan Hellie, NBC 4’s