New York—Reese Witherspoon may be known for her film roles and her Academy Award, but the actress is speaking out on International Women’s Day, Thursday, March 8, to raise awareness about domestic violence.
In conjunction with Avon Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program, Witherspoon is premiering a new “Empowerment Circle of Support” necklace, where 100% of the net profits will benefit Avon’s fight against domestic violence.
“It’s a shocking reality that one in three women worldwide will experience violence in their lives. It’s an unacceptable truth that we must all work to change,” said Witherspoon, who is Avon Global Ambassador & Avon Foundation for Women Honorary Chairman. “In recognition of International Women’s Day, I’m proud to support the Avon Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program and I encourage everyone to purchase, wear or give the Avon Empowerment Necklace to help raise awareness as well as vital money for domestic abuse support services.”
100% of Net Profits Go to Anti-Violence Programs
The necklace is the latest Avon fund-raising product that raises life-saving funds for the Avon Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program, which has donated nearly $40 million to end the epidemic of violence against women globally.
The Circle of Support Necklace is a silver-tone circle pendant comprised of a series of infinity symbols, which represent “lives with unlimited potential when free from violence.”
Available through www.avon.com or fromAvon sales representatives worldwide, the Circle of Support necklace retails for $5, and from each one sold, $3.71 will be donated to the Avon Foundation for programs dedicated to ending violence against women. With each purchase, consumers will receive a free Domestic Violence Resource Guide.
About the Avon Foundation for Women and AvonGlobal Philanthropy
Avon is a global corporate leader in philanthropy focused solely on causes that matter most to women. Through 2011, Avonglobal philanthropy, led by the U.S.-based Avon Foundation for Women, donated more than $860 million in more than 50 countries for causes most important to women. Today, Avon philanthropy focuses its funding on breast cancer research and access to care through the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, and efforts to reduce domestic and gender violence through its Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program. www.avonfoundation.org