October 12, 2017
Trailblazers in the Prevention of Domestic Violence Honored at the Mary Kay Ash Heart of Courage Awards
"For decades, Mary Kay has been committed to ending domestic violence. This awards program recognizes those we stand alongside in this fight by bringing awareness and recognition to their tireless efforts," said Anne Crews, board member of The Mary Kay Foundation? and Vice President of Public Affairs for Mary Kay Inc. "During Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, we come together in our nation's capital to honor the passionate individuals and organizations who inspire us to continue to address this crime which impacts one in four women."
The Mary Kay Ash Heart of Courage Awards Steering Committee, which is comprised of leaders from the National Network to End Domestic Violence Hotline, Break the Cycle, Futures Without Violence, the National Network to End Domestic Violence, the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, voted to honor the following individuals and/or organizations in five categories:
"The Mary Kay Ash Heart of Courage Awards shines a much-needed light on those working every day to prevent and end domestic violence in our communities," said Katie Ray Jones, CEO of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and a member of the Mary Kay Ash Heart of Courage Awards Steering Committee. "It is gratifying when corporate leaders like Mary Kay recognize the often unseen efforts of domestic violence advocates while continuing the conversation about this nationwide epidemic."
Mary Kay's steadfast commitment to help end domestic violence includes prevention, education and crisis intervention programs. In advance of domestic violence awareness month, The Mary Kay Foundation? announced $3 million in grants once again committed to ending domestic violence. The company also released its Truth About Abuse survey results revealing a startling new epidemic in the space ? digital abuse. To date, Mary Kay Inc. and The Mary Kay Foundation? have given $57 million to domestic violence prevention and awareness programs in an effort to end the cycle of abuse.
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