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Mary Kay Products Launches Awards Program that Honors Voices of Domestic Violence

DALLAS – Mary Kay Ash Heart of Courage Awards, an awards program that aims to recognize passionate individuals and organizations advocating to stop and end domestic violence and abuse in the United States, has been formally launched today by its mother company, Mary Kay products.

Mary Kay Inc. Vice President for Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility, Crayton Webb, explains: “We created this program as a way to stand with our community and recognize the unsung heroes working to preventing domestic violence and dating abuse.  For more than 20 years, Mary Kay has been committed to ending domestic violence. We now want to recognize those we stand alongside in this fight by bringing awareness and recognition to their tireless efforts.”

Nominations for the said award have been opened to the public and involve the following categories:

  • Leader in Prevention: an award given to organizations, programs or individuals doing excellent work in preventing domestic violence as well as dating abuse by promoting healthy and appropriate working behaviors and making sure that such abuses are pre-empted before they happen.
  • Media Visionary: open to members of both online and traditional media who uses their platform to introduce awareness about domestic violence and/or abuse. The nominee does not need to work directly with a domestic violence program or organization to qualify for the said award.  He or she needs to leverage his or her role as a media practitioner, however in raising awareness about domestic violence and dating abuse.
  • People’s Choice: Voice of the Year: given to individuals who inspires and moves people to take a stand against domestic violence and/or dating abuse.
  • Digital Champion: given to organizations, programs and individuals that creatively and effectively use their websites, social media channels, and other forms of digital presence in rather unique ways to help prevent domestic violence and/or dating abuse.

A Trailblazer award is also due to be given and will honor leaders who are opening new doors and finding new ways to prevent and ultimately, end domestic violence and/or dating abuse.   The award will be based on the votes of leaders from the National Domestic Violence Hotline, Break the Cycle, Futures Without Violence, the National Network to End Domestic Violence and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, all members of the Mary Kay Ash Heart of Courage Awards Steering Committee.

Voting will be open until 11:59pm local time on Friday August 11th and winners will be announced on October 2017 in Washington D.C. during the Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Mary Kay Inc. and The Mary Kay Foundation have donated a total of $53 million to domestic violence prevention and awareness programs with the goal of ultimately ending the cycle of abuse happening around the world.  For more information, visit

If you need more information about the awards mentioned, visit or follow them on social media using #MaryKay and #HeartofCourage.

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