Knock Out Abuse Gala 2012

Washington, DC (November 2, 2012) – On Thursday, November 1, over 700 prominent women in Washington, DC descended upon a Moulin Rouge themed night to Knock Out Abuse. This ultimate girls night out was hosted at the Ritz Carlton in the West End of the District, where red boas and muscled men surrounded Washington’s Miss and Mrs to benefit the Knock Out Abuse Against Women organization.

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Held in conjunction with the guys-only Fight Night at the Washington Hilton, the Knock Out Abuse event has raised over 6.5 million dollars to restore the dignity and respect to thousands of victims of domestic violence in the National Capital Area since 1993. The evening is a true celebration of the power of women to effect change for the most vulnerable women and children in our community.

DC Women were welcomed with a Beefy Burlesque themed night.

Knock Out Abuse Against Women has an extensive reach within the Washington, D.C. community and nationally through its corporate, retail and philanthropic relationships. We are not afraid to open the dialogue about the important issue of domestic abuse and continue to find creative ways to both raise money for this issue as well as promote awareness.

The night also welcomed Supermodel Carré Otis, to speak out about her personal experience with domestic violence. She has appeared on the covers of Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan. She is an author of a new book entitled, Beauty, Disrupted: A Memoir.

The event was Co-Chaired by Charrisse Jackson-Jordan and Michelle Schoenfeld and the sexy décor was provided by Andre Wells.

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