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Eagle Club Indoor Golf Raises More Than $10K For Actress Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation

April 11, 2017
By
Nikki Gaskins

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA—Eagle Club Indoor Golf is excited to announce the recent success of its first ever “Drive-A-Thon” fundraiser. On March 31st and April 1st, San Francisco’s #1 spot for indoor golf culminated its quarter long fundraising campaign with a drive-a-thon to benefit Joyful Heart Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping sexual assault survivors heal and reclaim a sense of joy in their lives. The money raised—$10,200 total—will benefit the non-profit’s “End the Backlog” campaign.

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After St. George’s: Responding Differently, Together

The revelation this week about decades of unaddressed sexual abuse and assault at a New England school offers some important reminders about the power of community.
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Rape survivors face resistance in fight to test rape kit backlog

May 29, 2014
By
Meredith Clark
After San Francisco resident Heather Marlowe was drugged and raped at the city’s annual Bay to Breakers race in May 2010, she trusted local police to process her rape kit–the evidence collected during a forensic exam–and update her if any leads turned up. When they didn’t call for more than a year, she began researching why.
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Being Raped In A Bankrupt City

March 27, 2014
By
Emily Orley
Wayne County, Mich., the region where Detroit is located, has been riddled with problems for decades. But when a massive backlog of rape kits was discovered, a few mighty voices decided to work on changing the way sexual assault is viewed and how victims are treated, while also opening every single kit.
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Mariska Hargitay talks 'SVU'

February 4, 2014
By
The Talk
Mariska Hargitay discusses how her role on 'Law and Order: SVU' influenced her decision to found the Joyful Heart Foundation, and shaped the mission to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.
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Mariska Hargitay dishes on "Law & Order: SVU"; Joyful Heart Foundation

January 8, 2014
By
Today Show
The actress chatted about the drama as it enters the second half of its 15th season tonight. She also talked about her Joyful Heart Foundation, which helps victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. "If you talk about it, that’s how you get rid of it," she said.
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Mariska Hargitay Helps Survivors of Rape and Violence Find Hope

November 8, 2013
By
Carole Horst
Mariska Hargitay’s fictional life on “Law & Order: Special Victms Unit” inspired her to launch the very real Joyful Heart Foundation.
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Mariska Hargitay to Receive Star on the Walk of Fame

November 8, 2013
By
Randee Dawn
Over the years, Hargitay may not have become Benson, but she’s channeled the dark energy the show can put out into advocacy and charity work.
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CC Sabathia, Sean 'Diddy' Combs and other celebrities take part in Bloomberg's 2nd annual 'Charity Day'

October 17, 2013
By
Dan Orlando
Mariska Hargitay (Joyful Heart Foundation) and other celebrities participate in the Bloomberg Tradebook Charity Event.
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Mariska Hargitay Opens Up About Filming Law & Order: SVU

October 2, 2013
By
Tierney Bricker
E! News sits down with Mariska Hargitay to talk about filming the premiere of Law and Order: SVU, and her Joyful Heart Foundation, which aims to "heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse."
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