Runway Moms for a Cause

May 9, 2014 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Renaissance Hotel Dupont Circle
1143 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20037
The 2nd “Runway Moms for a Cause” (RMFC) fundraiser celebration, created by L~Shandi designer Lara Akinsaya, will take place on May 9th at the Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel. The 2014 event will also include media partner Washingtonian MOM magazine.  Labeled a fashion statement for Global Goodwill, RMFC is a runway show for philanthropists to take a stance on issues that affect children in America and abroad while lending a helping hand towards a solution.
This year over 200 guests, that are representative of DC’s elite business leaders, dignitaries and global media, will have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction during the opening cocktail reception. Additionally, the event will feature a raffle of donated items that will benefit the 2014 participating charity – Kidsave, a DC-based 501c3 organization with the mission to create change so forgotten orphanage and foster kids grow up in families and are connected to caring adults.
The evening’s Power Mom runway show featured event will open with a special live band performance by Stellar/Dove Award Nominated Gospo-Fella Recording Artist Tanya Dallas-Lewis and achildren’s runway presentation by Elizabeth St. John Couture. Participating Power Moms will be dressed in custom L~Shandi designs and jewelry by Carmen Eliam.
Tickets can be purchased at:
The event is produced by Maggy Francois (
WHAT:  L-Shandi creator Lara Akinsaya presents 2nd Runway Moms for a Cause
WHO:  Participants include event MC Lauren Rothman, Styleauteur and Author of Style Bible: What to Wear to Work and the following DC Power Moms:
  • Alexandria Lawson Baker, Model/Real Estate
  • Monica Byrd, Baby Bash and Bling
  • Neneh Diallo, Founder, Stiletto Moms
  • Sonya Gavankar, TV Host, News Channel 8
  • Margaret and Victoria Heimbold, Kidsave Intnernational
  • Solé , Multi-platinum R&B Singer
  • Maimah Karmo, Founder, Tigerlily Foundation
  • Aba Kwawu, Founder, The Aba Agency
  • Jessica McFadden, Founder, A Parent in America
  • Elaine Mensah, Founder, Svelte LLC
  • Laura Michelle, Model
  • Dr. Katy Nelson, Host, The Pet Show
  • Stara Pezeshkian, Stylist and Founder, StaraGlam
  • Wendy Pittman, Founder, My Bougie Baby
  • Maurisa Potts, Founder, Spotted MP
  • Dr. Haleh Saber, Pharmacologist
  • Afua Sam, Owner/Designer, Studio D’Maxsi
  • Julie Silard Kantor, CSO, Barrel of Jobs
  • Christine St. Vil, Founder, Moms ‘N Charge
  • Maureen Umeh, Award winning Anchor/Fox 5 News
  • Souny West, Founder, W Salon
WHEN:                Friday, May 9, 2014
                             7:00PM – 10:00PM
WHERE:             Renaissance Hotel DuPont Circle
                           1143 New Hampshire Ave., NW
                           Washington, DC

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