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Walking This Way

November 13, 2013

Washington Redskins backup QB Kirk Cousins, Pierre Garcon, Kai Forbath, Fred Davis, and former ‘Skins Gary Clark and Fred Smoot walked a fashion runway for an event at the Italian embassy sponsored by Becky’s Fund, a DC nonprofit that strives to prevent dating and domestic abuse.

Pierre Garcon (left), Becky Lee, Visanthe Shiancoe, Fred David & Sim Khan (Photo by: Naiffer Photography) Pierre Garcon (left), Becky Lee, Visanthe Shiancoe, Fred David & Sim Khan

More than $87,000 was raised and the fundraising continues through an online auction here  through December 3.

Vice President Joe Biden extended congratulations in a letter read to Becky’s founder Becky Lee as some 500 attendees applauded.

Other professional athletes modeling included four-time Olympian Sanya Richards-Ross (track and field); two-time Olympian Giuseppe Lanzone (Team USA rower); Baltimore Raven’s Jameel McClain; former Ravens Visanthe Shiancoe; former New York Jets John Booty; former New England Patriots Shawn Springs; and DC United’s Dwayne de Rosario.

Becky Lee at the runway (Photo by: Naiffer Photography) Becky Lee at the runway

In the spirit of giving, Georgetown’s il Canale ristorante and pizzeria provided guests with complimentary freshly made Italian cannoli to take home, or if they couldn’t wait, to eat in the car afterwards.

Beats texting.

Il Canale Executive Chef Antonio Biglietto and his staff spent Friday morning preparing the cannoli in the restaurant’s kitchen on 31st Street NW. 

Ther take-home box (Photo by: Naiffer Photography) Ther take-home box

Then, those desserts were tucked into special gift boxes with a cookie for post-event enjoyment by guests at the embassy that night.

Each year Becky’s Fund hosts the fashion show which highlights professional athletes taking a standing against violence. All proceeds from this year’s event support Becky’s Fund Men of Code program that works with high school athletes and coaches in the DC public schools teaching them how to be leaders in ending and preventing date violence.


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AACP Inducts Marty Russo

October 23, 2013

Former congressman Marty Russo was made a distinguished, honorary member of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP) at Congressional Country Club on Saturday, October 12 in the presence of friends and other congressmen. 

The event caps recent signing by the President of legislation introduced by Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Ind., and Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., involving C-pap and compliance chips in oral appliances. The AACP hopes to stay on the forefront of sleep issues in the transportation industry.

Pictured above from left to right: Dr. Richard Klein of AACP, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, Democrat, 18th District of California, Marty Russo, Dr. Terry Bennett, president of the AACP, and Dr. Elliott Alpher, board member AACP.

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2013 Spirit of Georgetown Honors Page Evans

October 3, 2013

2013 Spirit of Georgetown Co-Chairs

Elizabeth Hague, Colman Riddell, Amy Porter Stroh, and Carrington Tarr

 invite you to the

2013 Spirit of Georgetown Benefit

to honor

Page Evans

October 17, 2013

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

at the home of

Brooke and Stephane Carnot

3529 R Street, Georgetown


This year’s benefit will honor Page Evans for being a steadfast friend of GMC by not only co-chairing past Spirit events, but also reaching out to the homeless members of our community that GMC aims to serve. She came to us three years ago as a co-chair for our 2011 Spirit event along with Shannon Warner and Eileen McGrath. Page has shown her commitment goes well beyond simply helping a local homeless center organize a fundraiser. Staff at GMC began to get concerned calls from Page about homeless people in the neighborhood. She would reach out to the homeless in the community, bringing them clothes and food, and advocating for them. Page has remained a friend over the years helping us find houses and co-chairs for our event.  Thank you, Page!

Brooke and Stephane Carnot Home (Photo by: ) Brooke and Stephane Carnot Home

The House

This year’s Spirit of Georgetown event will take place at the historic R Street home of Brooke and Stephane Carnot. We thank them for their generosity!

The Dougal House was built in 1854 on the north end of Georgetown Heights. The design respected the location of what was known then as the boundary between civilized and sophisticated urban settlements to the south of R Street and the, yet to be tamed, wilderness to the north. The house showcases architectural styles of the time and personalities of its’ owners over the years as tasteful additions and revisions were made at various times over the past one hundred and fifty years. For the latter half of the 20th century the house was owned by Mrs. Marion “Oatsie” Charles who entertained the likes of Ian Fleming, Noel Coward and Princess Michael of Kent. The large, elegant rooms are perfect for formal occasions and the surrounding acre of garden offers an oasis in the middle of the city.

Visit Spirit of Georgetown to purchase tickets.

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Georgetown Ministry Center
1041 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007
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