21st Annual Knock Out Abuse Against Women Fundraising Gala

The 21st annual event took place at the Washington Ritz-Carlton Nov. 23. Co-founders Cheryl Masri and Jill Sorenson selected Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe as the recipient of the 2014 Break the Silence Award for his efforts to combat sexual violence at college and universities. Dr. Rondi Walker served as 21st Anniversary Chairwoman, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer introduced keynote speaker Robin McGraw and Maksim Chmerkovskiy of “Dancing with the Stars” conducted the live auction. WUSA9’s Andrea Roane again hosted the evening. Knock Out Abuse is dedicated to promoting awareness and assisting the victims of domestic violence.

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