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Mariska Hargitay’s Charitable “Philosophy”
November 13th, 2009 • People Magazine
By 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
By 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
By 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
By 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
By 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
By 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
Retreats and Therapy: Mariska Hargitay
August 10th, 2009 • The Variety
By Anna Stewart
It wasn't a personal experience or family history that made Mariska Hargitay aware of victims of sexual assault. It was fan mail. The letters to the actress playing Detective Olivia Benson of "Law and Order: SVU" were not typical fan mail. read more
Mariska Hargitay's Road to Recovery
August 2009 • Redbook Magazine
By Lee Woodruff
Mariska Hargitay on recovering from her on-set accident and her work with the Joyful Heart Foundation. read more
Mariska Hargitay on Making Time for Yourself
April 24th, 2009 • Health Magazine
By 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
A Day in the Crazy Busy and Incredibly Inspiring Life of Mariska Hargitay
April 19th, 2009 • Health Magazine
By Jancee Dunn
Actress Mariska Hargitay shares how she stays energized and happy every day. read more
Mariska Hargitay: Confessions of a Late Bloomer
January 2009 • Ladies' Home Journal
By Marisa Fox
Though Mariska Hargitay didn't become a wife, mother, mega-successful actress, or major philanthropist until she hit her 40s, the Law & Order: SVU star wouldn't have had it any other way. read more
Zambuto Joins Joyful Heart
December 31st, 2008 • New York Nonprofit Press
By 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
By "Best Of" Instyle
Joyful Heart Gala Photos read more

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