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Philly to Stomp the Runway Against Domestic Abuse

PHILADELPHIA, Pa – Inspired by the death of friend and local published model, Vanessa “Ms. Banks” Watson, Rashad Corey Productions will roll out the purple carpet for the first annual Stomp The Runway on Friday, June 15, at TRUST – 249 Arch Street – from 6 to 10 p.m. to benefit Women Against Abuse, Inc.

“In a city of 1.5 million, where one in every three women is at risk of being battered at least once in their lifetime, we must take action,” said Rashad Corey, owner of Rashad Corey Productions. “At STR we will educate and entertain to increase awareness about the dangers of domestic abuse and fundraise to support WAA's life-saving services currently at risk in State budget.”

WAA is the only nonprofit organization in Philadelphia that provides shelter services; however, these services remain limited to 100 victims due to State budget cuts, which since 2008 have forced the organization to deny 7,000+ shelter requests.

“The statistics are alarming and will continue to increase if we don’t take action,” added Corey. “Vanessa’s death called everyone involved in this production to action and we hope that the city will join our efforts to decrease the number of victims left in violent homes."

STR promises to educate and entertain the 400+ guests expected to attend fashion and style, as it will feature top designers in a cosmopolitan runway show headlined by local award-winning couture designer, Autumnlin Kietponglert; a glam bar - sponsored by Philly Minx, Darci by DiCaprio, Spa East, Kia Sterling and Rodney Jon; signature cocktails, exquisite hors d'oeuvres, silent auctions, live entertainment by Philly’s own - DJ Hollywood and more.

Visit www.stomptherunway.com for information and to purchase tickets for this event. General admission is $40. The first 100 people to purchase tickets will receive a premium gift bag sponsored by Spa East.

For media/press credentials please contact German Cuadrado atpress@stomptherunway.com or (609) 742-9701.

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ABOUT RASHAD COREY PRODUCTIONS

Founded in 2006 by Rashad Corey, Rashad Corey Productions is a full service runway show and special event production company providing services in The Greater Philadelphia and Maryland.

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