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WALK THIS WAY 2018
Friday, October 12
Uline Arena
1140 3rd St NE, Washington, DC 20002
6:00PM – 10:00PM

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.

Proceeds from Walk This Way 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. Please join Becky’s Fund on Friday, October 12th, 2018 in taking a stand together as a community against domestic violence.

Becky’s Fund

The wide-ranging #metoo movement has shaken our communities by illustrating the pervasiveness of partner violence and discrimination, as well as the courage of those seeking help. In fact, 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. We invite you to join us as an ally in our mission to eliminate domestic violence.

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 Heroine. We sustain these teachings through adult-focused services both in college and directly to post-incident survivors and their families. Finally, we raise awareness and advocacy through our annual Walk This Way event where government, business, and community leaders gather each year in support of this important mission.

Men of Code

This year’s event will benefit 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.

We hope you will join us in taking a stand against domestic violence on Friday, October 12 for our 10th Year Anniversary Walk This Way Gala.

Participating Athletes and Celebrities

Over the last 6 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:

  • John Booty, New York Jets QB
  • 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
  • John Carlson, Washington Capitals
  • Karl Alzner, Washington Capitals
  • Jeff Schultz, Washington Capitals
  • Troy Brouwer, Washington Capitals
  • Jameel McClain, Baltimore Ravens RB
  • Visanthe Shiancoe, Baltimore Ravens TE
  • Bryan Namoff, DC United
  • Devon McTavish, DC United’s
  • Ben Olsen, DC United’s
  • Santino Quaranta, DC United’s
  • Four-time Olympian Sanya Richards-Ross
  • Two-time Olympian Giuseppe Lanzone
  • Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios
  • Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown
  • Washington D.C. Councilman David Grosso
  • Fashion Designer and Founder of SB Shades Stevie Boi
  • Ermenegildo Zegna Menswear Designer Carlos Merizalde
  • 2013 Miss Pacific Asian American Emily Duong
  • Former NFL New York Giants Aaron Ross
  • Professional Boxer Kejean Stone
  • Former NFL New England Patriots Shawn Springs
  • NBC 4’s Dan Hellie