Posts Tagged ‘domestic violence’

Mother of a Murderer

After her son killed his new wife and then himself.. this mother  has found new purpose from unspeakable pain. If you are struggling with depression, suicidal thoughts or domestic abuse please know you are not alone. There are resources available.

creela and angie

Band of lawyers offer free help in DC

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Did you know that in DC, metropolitan police get more 31 thousand domestic violence calls a year.
There’s a group of lawyers trying to change that providing low income victims of domestic violence legal help for FREE.
I sit down to speak with domestic abuse victim Yvonne Rivers. She tells me about the project and how “I needed that at that time. Because here I had been assaulted, I didn’t know what the next steps were.”
Tonight on News4 at 6pm Yvonne talks about breaking free after finding help many don’t know is there.I’ll share the resources offered by the “DC Volunteer Lawyers Project” to those with urgent family law needs.FullSizeRender(2)

New site allows victims to share stories

Becky’s Fund empowers victims worldwide by launching new interactive website:
Becky’s Fund has accomplished yet another great feat towards confronting the issue of Domestic and dating Violence in our world. After 11 months of design and planning, they have redesigned their entire website to become a relevant resource and tool for the empowerment of victims and supporters around the world.

MORE: Walk This Way 2012

With the new cool site by Keadworks, you can:

  • subscribe and get alerts via email/mobile about their upcoming EVENTs like the upcoming “Walk this Way Fundraiser” Save the date for October 4th. I’m on the host committee and this is gonna be one awesome show. Ticket information to come!
  • interact with their photo gallery & video over the years (Try this feature too)
  • read impactful stories of survival from victims around the world
  • subscribe and get alerts via email/mobile on the latest NEWS powered by a custom DV News Ticker.. and much more upcoming features for web and mobile

My Favorite Part:
What I love about this site.. victims around the world can easily submit stories to the website using their PCs or mobile phones – to share their moments of courage, strength and endurance before they successfully became survivors. They can do it with their real names or as an anonymous individual. I read one story yesterday that moved me and touched my heart completely.

I hope you will join me in supporting Becky’s Fund – let’s do all we can to End Domestic Violence together – SUBSCRIBE to the website to get invites for upcoming EVENTS, read their BF NEWS and follow Becky’s Fund on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Gold Cup Tickets Selling out

Less than 40 tickets left! Join me at this year’s Virginia Gold Cup on May 7th at the Becky’s Fund tent. Wear your best hat cause I’m a judge!

CLICK: For Ticket Purchase & More Info



We get "Haughty"

It was an evening to empower women to feel beautiful last night as Haughty Cosmetics, a new luxury make-up line teamed up with Becky’s Fund,a non-profit organization focused on domestic violence awareness and education. The event took place in DC’s hot spot, Hudson Restaurant where Haughty Cosmetics were available for purchase. Some of the sponsors included  Crumbs Cupcakes who provided delectable treats, LUSH handmade cosmetics and The Sports Club/ LA.  Founders Michelle Coyle and Becky Lee looked fabulous as they hosted the evening. All proceeds of the night went directly to benefit Becky’s Fund.

WATCH NOW: ANGIE’S REPORT ON THE EVENT ON 9NEWS

Becky Lee and Michelle Coyle


 

Fearless Ladies Breakfast

 Join empowered, independent and courageous women to celebrate this year’s National Women’s History Month Tuesday, March 29th in Alexandria, Va. The Full Cup and Becky’s Fund will be hosting two defining speakers, a delicious breakfast and various vendors including Queen Bee Designs, Centreville Chiropractic, CelebratingYouMobile Spa and many more to “purple pamper” guests. Give your tata’s a new bra and schedule an appointment for a bra fitting during the event and you will recieve a special gift!

For more details, check out the event invitation below!:

Don’t forget to RSVP by March 25th!

Sports Stars, Politicos 'Walk This Way' Against Abuse

The night fashion fights domestic violence.

The 2nd Annual Walk this Way brings out DC’s sports elite, politicos and socialistas passionate about Becky Lee’s mission. Tune in to WUSA9 Friday morning for a recap of the successful event benefitting Becky’s Fund.

Watch Coverage on WUSA9 Below:

Experience Walk this Way post events, photos, video and future event updates by visiting –  http://Bit.ly/WalkThisWayMobile from your mobile phone and bookmarking it for future access!

'Walk this Way' Again!

It was a groundbreaking fashion show with compelling models and a message and now it’s back for the second year in a row. Join Becky’s Fund and  ‘Walk this Way’  to take a stand against domestic violence. On Tuesday, September 28, Eric Finn Custom Clothiers and Becky’s Fund will hold the Second Annual ‘Walk this Way’ fashion show  to help raise money and awareness for the fight against domestic violence. You will not be disappointed with this production that exceeds expectation.

Held at DC’s Liason Capitol Hill Hotel, the special event will feature an over-the-pool runway fashion show, complimentary cocktails and hors d’oevres, performances, music and more! The night will also include a silent aution featuring items like VIP tickets to nationally broadcast televisions shows, jewelry from local artist Melissa Lew, paintings from Maggie O’Neill, and airline tickets from OpenSkies.

Proceeds from ‘Walk This Way’ will assist in the funding of the next 3 workshops for the Girl Scouts to be held in 2011, as well as with the development of a technology program to help victims of domestic violence seek help.

Purchase your tickets HERE!

For more information and ways to get involved please visit www.beckysfund.org.

Help: Make App to end Abuse, Free Beer too!

If so WE NEED YOU NOW more than EVER!

Refresh Project: Vote for Becky’s Fund Here

Each month, the Pepsi Refresh Project gives away $50,000 to groups to help fund great ideas with positive impact — and Becky’s Fund is looking for your votes to win! The 50k will go towards creating the first customized domestic violence phone application. Not only will it educate people about domestic violence but it will have access to resources for help, the nearest hospitals and shelters, the ability to reach police and text contacts ASAP as well as a photojournal for injuries. If you’d like to help out Becky’s Fund, you can vote until the end of the month through the Refresh Project website or text 101506 to 73774.

Don’t forget to join Becky’s Fund Thursday night Aug 5th at the Mighty Pint at 1831 M Street, NW Washington, for our PEPSI Refresh Voting Happy Hour from 6 – 8:30 – we will be serving you a free beer for your vote!

Becky's Fund Bats Out Domestic Violence

Watch Angie Goff’s report on Becky’s Fund hosting Domestic Violence Day at Nationals Park

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