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Knock Out Abuse!

Washington DC The Scene

As the perfect complement to Fight Night, last night, we also went to the Knock Out Abuse Against Women Gala at The Ritz-Carlton DC. The quintessential “girls night out” celebrated its 21st year with many of DC’s most influential women for silent and live auctions, dinner and, of course, an after-party. Here's KOA former chairwoman and FedEx Corp.’s Gina Adams.


KOA co-founders Cheryl Masri and Jill Sorenson flank Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who received the 2014 Break the Silence award for forming a task force to combat sexual violence at colleges and universities.


With the reputation of being the hottest ticket in town, proceeds support local charities benefiting women and children who suffered from abuse, poverty and homelessness. Here's event chair Dr. Rondi Walker and celebrity auctioneer, Dancing with the StarsMaksim Chmerkovskiy, who auctioned himself off to a lucky woman for a lunch date today!

Travis Holler and Richelle Manansala contributed to this issue.