Please join in for the Lao Heritage Foundation’s 14th annual benefit gala on Sept 29, 2018 at 6:00 PM in Alexandria, VA. Full details are provided below.
This year’s event theme is ‘Fabric of Lao Culture’. We will feature a fashion show featuring designer Malirin Bounnaphol Armstrong’s new clothing line and Sompaseuth Chounlamany’s exquisite collection of traditional dress inspired by the royal court of Luang Prabang. The models will be our very own LHF students!
Our masters of ceremony will be Oyo Bounnaphol and Cobie Chinyavong; we are proud to say that they were long-time LHF students, who are now college students giving back to their community. As always, entertainment will be provided by our talented music and dance students, and traditional Lao cuisine will be served.
Support LHF’s ongoing mission to preserve and promote Lao culture through the arts. Proceeds from this event will sustain its year-round music and dance classes, as well as our summer camps across the U.S. and Luang Prabang.
On Friday, October 12, domestic violence prevention nonprofit Becky’s Fund will host its 10th annual “Walk This Way” charity fashion show at the historic Uline Arena (1140 3rd Street NE), featuring athletes-turned-models like Washington Redskins stars Josh Norman, Vernon Davisand Dustin Hopkins, D.C. United’s Bill Hamid and Steven Birnbaum, Washington Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman, Washington Spirit’s Joanna Lohman and Estelle Johnson, Washington Mystics’ Tierra Ruffin-Pratt and Redskins alums Fred Smoot and Santana Moss.
The highly anticipated annual fashion event will feature clothing from menswear brand STITCHED, womenswear boutique d/eleven and jewelry by Mindy Lam, all worn by prominent Washington influencers in addition to the all-star sports lineup as they strut down the runway to beats by DJ two4our.
Walk This Way seeks to raise more than $400,000 for “Men of Code,” a program that engages and educates coaches and young male athletes to become leaders and allies in the movement to end violence against women and girls. With the proceeds from this year’s event, Becky’s Fund will be able to bring the program to three additional schools in 2019.
The 10th anniversary fashion show will bring together the event’s top sponsors including Verizon, JSON Art, PMSI, Douglas Development, Whitestar Investmentsand more. Additionally, Audi, Walk This Way’s 2018 car sponsor, will showcase its new 2019 model year vehicles representing the very best in technology, design and future premium luxury: the Audi A6 sport sedan, Audi A7 Sportback and Audi Q8 SUV, providing guests with a firsthand look during the event.
Attendees will sip specialty drinks provided by Breakthru Beverage, Terlato Wines and Peroni and nosh on gourmet food sponsored by Profish and Ivy City Smokehouse, in additiont to exquisite desserts prepared on-site by some of D.C.’s most reputable chefs, such as Scott Drewno from RAMMY Restaurant of the Year CHIKO, Danny Lee of Anju and Jake Addeo of Occidental Grill, among others.
Past Walk This way models include Kirk Cousins, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter Jr., Karl Alzner, John Carlson, Kelly Oubre Jr., Pierre Garcon, Chris Baker, Gary Clark, John Booty, Ali Krieger, Crystal Dunn, Gio Gonzalez and more.
For more information about Becky’s Fund and the Men of Code program, please visit: www.beckysfund.org.