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SVU's Mariska Hargitay Helps Trauma Survivors On-Screen and Off
February 19th, 2010 • TV Guide
Robyn Ross
Mariska Hargitay's character on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has devoted her life to helping survivors of assault and abuse, and the actress is doing her part in real life as well. Her Joyful Heart Foundation, inspired by Hargitay's experiences on the show, aims to aid and inspire people who have suffered sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. read more
Jennifer, Courteney & More Stars Celebrate Mariska’s New Charity Tee
February 12th, 2010 • People Magazine
Tiffany Mortensen
When Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay decided to team up with Los Angeles based T-shirt brand Michael Stars to create a limited-edition tee to benefit women and children who have overcome domestic violence and sexual assault, her famous friends joined forces to celebrate the charitable partnership. read more
Mariska Hargitay’s Charitable “Philosophy”
November 13th, 2009 • People Magazine
Jen Garcia
While she may play tough as nails detective Olivia Benson on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, this Hollywood actress is showing off her big heart by using her spare time to give back to women in need. Hargitay and her Joyful Heart Foundation joined forces with philosophy to build “healing kits” for women in shelters throughout the LA area to draw attention to the massive budget cuts to the state’s domestic violence services. read more
Nurses who deal with sexual assault cases are 'a special kind of person'
November 5th, 2009 • Times Herald-Record
Heather Yakin
Caring for and collecting evidence from survivors of sexual assault takes a special mix of compassion and technical expertise. read more
DNA test key in state rape kit overhaul
October 23rd, 2009 • Times Union
Carol Demere
It was the first overhaul in 20 years of what is officially known as the sexual offense evidence collection kit and the upgrade was seriously needed, state Deputy Secretary for Public Safety Denise E. O’Donnell said. read more
'SVU' star Mariska Hargitay joins forces with pros to revamp DNA evidence tool for rape victims
October 22nd, 2009 • NY Daily News
Patrick O'Shaughnessy
A new kit for collecting forensic evidence from rape victims will be unveiled today - the first revamping of the crucial tool in 20 years. read more
Rape kits get DNA upgrade, 'SVU' star
October 22nd, 2009 • NY Post
Bill Sanderson
Two decades after their first use in New York emergency rooms, rape testing kits are being updated for the DNA age. read more
Some Social Media Tips for Cause Marketers
September 30th, 2009 • AdAge
Scott Pansky
Today, digital strategies are essential for any effective cause marketing campaign. Scott Pansky of Allison & Partners shares some numbers, then offers tips on best practices for using digital media. read more
Mariska Hargitay on Making Time for Yourself
April 24th, 2009 • Health Magazine
Jancee Dunn
Mariska Hargitay is a sharer. When the warm and outgoing Law & Order: Special Victims Unit actress talks to Health, she’s so eager to pass on tips for a healthier, more balanced life that she opens up her cabinets to recite what’s inside, then later sends a follow-up e-mail (signed ‘xo, Mariska’). read more
Zambuto Joins Joyful Heart
December 31st, 2008 • New York Nonprofit Press
Fred Scaglione
Maile M. Zambuto has been named Executive Director of the The Joyful Heart Foundation. read more
The Best of 2008
December 2008 • InStyle Magazine
"Best Of" Instyle
Joyful Heart Gala Photos read more

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