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Call for Prom Dress Donations

Once Upon a Prom founder Ashley Taylor joins me in studio to talk about their 2012 gown drive and the need for a location to host their big giveaway this Spring in DC. Donate Dresses at Ella Rue (3236 P St. NW) or visit

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Honoring a sister’s promise

Glitz and glam walked the Hall of States at the Kennedy Center for the 2nd Annual Honoring the Promise Gala. The gala is the celebration of Ambassador Nancy Brinker’s promise she made more than 30 years ago to her dying sister Suzy. That is when the Susan G. Komen Foundation was born. Since then billions have been raised for breast cancer research and countless lives have been saved.

This year stars like Donald Faison, Jennifer Beals and Kerry Washington were presenters along with media personalities like Wolf Blitzer and breast cancer survivor NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell. Natasha Bedingfield blew the crowd away with acoustic renditions of Pocket Full of Sunshine and Unwritten.

One of my favorite parts of the night happened before the show during the opening reception. One of my heroes in this biz, Hoda Kotb of the Today Show was honored for inspiring so many women by sharing her own battle with the public. Another great moment.. when Susan Ford Bales with tears streaming down her face accepted an award on behalf of her mother, the late First Lady Betty Ford. (Photos by Tony Powell)

Scrubs’ Donald Faison

UK”s Sarah Brown, Jennifer Beals and Amb. Nancy Brinker

Eun Yang and husband Robert

Took a twitpic of course with @HodaKotb

Susanna Quinn, Rebecca Cooper, Jack Quinn and Gail Huff

Natasha Bedingfield rocked it (in pink shoes)

Eun, Christine and Abby Fenton at the after party

More from the evening as seen on NBC4

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“Honoring the Promise” with the Stars

Nancy Brinker addresses the crowd

“You are the future” Ambassador Nancy Brinker, founder of the Susan G. Komen Foundation told a crowd of young Washingtonians. We attended the Komen Young Professionals reception held at a pink-lit Peacock Cafe’ in Georgetown. The event help kick off the buzz for what promises to be one of the premiere events of the Fall: Komen’s “Honoring the Promise” Gala on October 28th at The Kennedy Center. Last year, the non-profit celebrated 30 years of trying to find a cure and saving lives along the way. Last year’s star-studded gala included presenters Laura Bush, Gabrielle Union, Cynthia Nixon, Tory Burch… performers like Olivia Newton John, Lynda Carter.. and the Australian pop star who’s dating one of the Jonas Brothers, Delta Goodrem. That passionate evening raised a phenomenal $2 million dollars.

MORE: Laura Bush, Tory Burch, Cynthia Nixon attend Komen Gala

This year the stage will shine bright again. DC favorite Rosario Dawson is already one of  the presenters confirmed. NBC’s Hoda Kotb, a breast cancer survivor will be the Master of Ceremonies. Jot this down, mark the calendar and get ready to break out that black tie or gorgeous gown for an evening of entertainment and special awards!

Watch Coverage of the Event Below on WUSA9


Friday, October 28th, 2011, 7:30 PM

Eisenhower Theater, The John F. Kennedy Center, Washington DC

More info: 202-636-8745

Kate Marie Grinold, Krista Johnson and Erica from Komen

WJLA’s Caroline Lyders and Alison Starling

With Young Professional Co-Chair Ashley Taylor


No Joke: DC Journos to try comedy

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?

DC’s Funniest Journalist!

April 1st the National Press Club, find media moguls like Washington Post’s John Kelly and Politico’s Meredith Shiner go head-to-head to be honored ‘DC’s Funniest Journalist’. Doors open at 7pm for a VIP only preshow or cocktail hour with speciality beer from sponor Flying Dog Brewery. The real laughs start at 8 with hosts Washington Post cartoonist Nick Galifianakis and PBS’s Miles O’Brien.

All proceeds from the stand-up competition go to Reporters Without Borders, The Committee to Protect Journalists fund and The Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library.

Tickets are $15 presale and $20 at the door.
VIP package $35.

Buy tickets HERE.
Read MORE for full list of competitors.

Secretly 'UNTAMED'

We took a walk on the wild side thanks to the Jete Society’s annual Dance Party.

The theme this year was ‘UNTAMED’ and it was an event that lived up to it’s name. From the saucy dancers to carnival food that included fried snickers… this party was downright HOT!

The event that benefits the Washington Ballet is co-chaired by Winston Lord and the beautiful Ashley Taylor (pictured right)

Thanks Leigh Macdonald for the pictures and video!

Check out more pictures from the night!

Video: Washington Fashion Elite Honored, Party

Full Story: OMG on WUSA9 This Morning

Angie Goff with more on Washington’s first annual Fashion Awards. They’ve been announced and we get you up close to an exclusive party to celebrate our city’s most stylish. Ashley Taylor in Ann Hand jewelry and Pamela Sorensen in DVF were among Washington’s fashion elite at ‘Washington Life Magazine’s Fashion Awards’ party at the Textile Museum. WL’s Karin Tanabe talked with Aureta Thomollari about her vintage Yves Saint Laurent. Also in today’s report, local designer Tashia Senn presents her Fall 2010 collection a throwback to 1960’s glam… with a twist! [Picture Right: DC’s First Lady Michelle Fenty, described as a “Design Star” by WL]

The List: 2010 Fashion Awards

Society 2.0: DC Fundraisers Go Online

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