Alpha Chi Omega’s fashion show raises awareness about domestic violence

first_img + posts printGlitz and glam filled the ballroom of the Hilton hotel in downtown Fort Worth at Alpha Chi Omega’s annual philanthropy event on the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 19.The event benefited the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation and The Women’s Center of Tarrant County. Over $110,000 was raised, according to the Fashion Show Committee Chair Carly Boobar.Students walked in the show to raise awareness about domestic violence.According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, women between the ages of 18-24 are the most common victims of domestic violence.Models and retailers chair Juliette Hollihan said open discussion about domestic violence is essential.“I just want people to be more comfortable talking about their experiences and reaching out for help,” Hollihan said.Domestic violence makes up 15 percent of violent crimes, and suicidal behavior and depression correlate with domestic violence, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.Sophomore model Bryar Ferguson spoke about the importance of gender equality.“I think as a man, respect and equal treatment of women is just so important,” Ferguson said. “I think that if you’re a person that abuses your girlfriend or spouse, I mean, I’m not sure if you can even call yourself a man.”More than 600 people attended the event which included a fashion show, silent auction, and raffle.  Retailers around Fort Worth donated clothes for students to model.Sophomore model Helen Prebys shared her excitement about the show.“I feel domestic violence is such an issue that kind of goes unnoticed sometimes and personally I am a victim of sexual assault and it’s really cool that I can stand up and do something about it but have a good time while doing it,” Prebys said.For more information about the annual philanthropy event visit Violence Venngage Infographics Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Nicole Strong Nicole Strong ReddIt Nicole Strong Pi Phi Wing competition promotes literacy Nicole Strong A new dining option is rolling through the BLUU ReddItcenter_img Facebook Twitter Search for the perfect horse Previous article“Logan” claws its way above expectationsNext articleTCU scores hallmark win, upsets No. 1 Kansas, 85-82 Nicole Strong RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Delta Gamma goes for gold with Lectureship event Linkedin People gather in the Hilton hotel downtown for the Alpha Chi Omega fashion show (Nicole Strong/TCU360). TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Nicole Strong Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more