Wednesday, September 28, 2011

In Honor of Dometic Violence Awareness Month

 In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month Mary Kay® cosmetics company  is premiering a series of documentaries to put a national spotlight on the cause. Women nationwide, alongside female celebrities, Maria Menounos ("Extra"), JoAnna Garcia Swisher ("Better with You"), Alexa Vega ("Spy Kids") joined forces through the Mary Kay Inspiring Stories program to unite their voices to make a difference. 

Mary Kay® encourages millions to join in the fight against domestic violence from September 28th through October 31st at  With each view we can change the future of domestic violence today. 

Maria Menounos
Maria Menouno (pictured right), narrator for Give Dreams added, "Everyday women all over the world put on lipstick to feel empowered, beautiful and confident but when a woman purchases a Beauty that Counts™ Creme Lipstick she can actually give back to help others so they have the confidence to escape domestic violence—that's a beautiful thing."

Actress JoAnna Garcia Swisher narrator for Give Hope, noted, "The movement to end domestic violence can begin with a single viewing of each Mary Kay Inspiring Stories documentaries. The more views we can generate will lead to a heightened awareness about domestic violence and then ultimately we can all be a part of making an important change."

Mary Kay® created Mary Kay Inspiring Stories, an all-female initiative to unite in the fight against domestic violence -- the number one cause of injury to women nationwide. The goal of Mary Kay Inspiring Stories is to raise awareness, provide a platform of support for those impacted by domestic violence, and encourage education so more people recognize the signs of abuse and are empowered to escape it.

Mary Kay® is a company committed to causes that change the lives of women and children including domestic violence and cancers affecting women. Over the years, Mary Kay® has donated millions of dollars and advanced support, education and prevention efforts through its Beauty that Counts™ campaign and its support of the Mary Kay Foundation.

Through Mary Kay Inspiring Stories the company will support donations to domestic violence shelters nationwide. America can join the cause in three ways: 

viewing and sharing the films at ,

purchasing a Mary Kay Beauty that Counts™ Creme lipstick, 

becoming a fan of Mary Kay at

Mary Kay will be making over $80,000 in donations with a special $20,000 donation in the name of the crew behind the most viewed film. Additionally, through  Oct. 31, Mary Kay Inc. will donate $1 to the Mary Kay Foundation for every new Facebook fan – up to $1 million.  And, consumers can join Mary Kay in its effort to change the lives of women and children around the world through the purchase of a limited-edition* Beauty that Counts™ Mary Kay® Creme Lipstick.  In the U.S., through Dec. 15, 2011, $1 will be donated to the Mary Kay Foundation from each purchase of "Give Hope," "Give Joy" and "Give Dreams," lipstick shades to assist the Foundation's efforts to end domestic violence.

So help Mary Kay help stop dometic violence in one of these ways, I know I will!

Leah Herrington, U.S. Director of Marketing for Mary Kay® noted, "We hope that Mary Kay Inspiring Stories gives hope to the hopeless, gives joy to the women who can say they've survived and gives dreams to those who wish for a better tomorrow."