Media Archive by Year: 2012

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‘SVU’ cop backs gov DNA push
January 23rd, 2102 • NY Post
Josh Margolin
Police departments around the state — both real and fictional — are rallying behind Gov. Cuomo’s push for a statewide DNA database. read more
Whole Foods Market Kahala Shoppers Raise More Than $1,000 for the One Strong ‘Ohana Campaign
August 10th, 2012 • Hawaii News Now
Bennett Group
A three-month collaboration between Whole Foods Market Kahala and the Hawai‘i Children’s Trust Fund has raised $1,029 for the One Strong ‘Ohana campaign. From April through June of this year, Whole Foods Market Kahala customers were able to “recycle” their leftover change at registers upon check-out to benefit One Strong ‘Ohana. read more
We hear . . .
July 4th 2012 • New York Post
New York Post
NYPost reports that Mariska Hargitay and Desiree Gruber will give a margarita toast at the Blue Parrot in East Hampton tomorrow for VIPs celebrating the collaboration between charity Joyful Heart Foundation and fashion line Theodora & Callum. read more
WATCH: Mariska Hargitay Wants U.S. to Expand DNA Registry
January 25th, 2012 • Ecorazzi
Ali Berman
Law and Order SVU actress Mariska Hargitay is asking politicians to support an expansion of the current DNA registry so that real life crime fighters can have a better shot at catching wrong doers. read more
Want a Real Reason to Be Outraged?
October 27, 2012 • The New York Times
Nicholas D. Kristof
The silliness began when Todd Akin claimed during his Senate campaign in Missouri that in the case of “legitimate rape,” women “shut that whole thing down” to prevent pregnancy. Then, a few days ago, Richard Mourdock of Indiana seemed to blame God for such pregnancies, saying this was “something God intended to happen.” I think God should sue him for defamation. read more
Violence Against Women Act helps restore lives
April 26th, 2012 • National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
Mariska Hargitay
Our Senators must act now to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the landmark achievement in the movement to end violence against women and girls. VAWA revolutionized the way violent crimes against women are prosecuted and prevented, reshaped the way victims receive services and transformed the way communities respond to survivors. read more
Violence Against Women Act helps restore lives
April 26th, 2012 • The Hill
Mariska Hargitay
Our Senators must act now to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the landmark achievement in the movement to end violence against women and girls. VAWA revolutionized the way violent crimes against women are prosecuted and prevented, reshaped the way victims receive services and transformed the way communities respond to survivors. read more
VIDEO: One Strong Ohana Launch
January 20th, 2012 • Non Stop Honolulu
Ed Morita
Hawaii Children’s Trust Fund hosted a tweetup at P.F. Chang’s to spread the word about the launch of its “One Strong Ohana” campaign. read more
VIDEO: Law & Order: SVU's Mariska Hargitay Wants Benson to Find Lasting Love!
May 10th, 2012 • TV Guide
Robyn Ross
Now that Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has been renewed for Season 14, star Mariska Hargitay wants her character Olivia Benson to find long-lasting love. read more
Verizon Foundation Launches New Domestic Violence Awareness Effort Encouraging All Men to Join and Engage in Prevention Efforts
October 22nd, 2012 • Sacramento Bee
Verizon
The Verizon Foundation has launched a new domestic violence awareness campaign that seeks to engage and empower men to speak up and be part of the solution to end the violence. The Your Voice Counts campaign is designed to help men, women and communities to start talking about domestic violence and bring this often silent issue out into the open. read more
Valentine’s Giveaway: The Fearlessness Bracelet
February 5th, 2012 • Cool People Care
Sam Davidson
About the Fearlessness Bracelet: 
It’s a sad fact that in the United States, someone is sexually assaulted every two minutes. The good news is that you can help change this statistic by winning a Fearlessness Bracelet. We have a super awesome jewelry giveaway this week, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Whether you want to give this bracelet to someone else or you want to treat yourself and keep it, here is a beautiful bracelet with a wonderful cause. read more
Valentine's Day gifts that aren't chocolate, flowers or a lame homemade card
February 14th, 2012 • NY Daily News
NY Daily News
Purchase the Me&Ro Wheel of Transformation necklace for Her this Valentine's Day. read more
TV's Most Influential Women 2012
September 24th, 2012 • Zimbio
Jill Slattery
To create our list of the 10 most influential TV actresses working today, we looked at all aspects of a star's potential influence — from ratings to salaries to Twitter followers to awards. Mariska Hargitay is featured for her work in Law and Order: SVU. read more
Tiki Barber And Other Celebrities Got To Take Trade Orders Yesterday At Bloomberg's Headquarters
November 9, 2012 • Business Insider
Julia La Roche
Bloomberg Tradebook, which is Bloomberg LP's global agency broker, hosted a "Trick or Trade" charity day yesterday where the trading commissions were donated to different charities. Mariska Hargitay was honored to be there on behalf of Joyful Heart. read more
There Is No Excuse
April 24th, 2012 • The Huffington Post
Mariska Hargitay and Patti Giggans
Italy, 1992. A 45-year-old driving instructor picks up an 18-year-old girl for her first lesson, takes her to an isolated road, pulls her out of the car, wrestles her out of one leg of her jeans and rapes her. She courageously tells her parents. They help and support her in pressing charges, leading to the perpetrator's arrest and prosecution. He is convicted of rape and sentenced to jail. read more
Theodora & Callum Shopping Event Benefiting The Joyful Heart Foundation
July 6th 2012 • Zimbio
Zimbio
Kyle MacLachlan, Desiree Gruber and Callum MacLachlan attend the Theodora & Callum Shopping Event Benefiting The Joyful Heart Foundation on July 6, 2012 in Bridgehampton, New York. read more
THE LOOK IN RYEBROOK SPONSORS CHARITY EVENT FOR THE JOYFUL HEART FOUNDATION
October 8th 2012 • Scarsdale Patch
Lisa Taubes
The Look, is sponsoring their first charity event for THE JOYFUL HEART FOUNDATION featuring designer Cynthia Rose. read more
The Joyful Heart Foundation Presents: The 5th Annual Joyful Revolution Gala - Red Carpet
May 10th, 2012 • MSN
MSN
PHOTOS: The Joyful Heart Foundation Presents: The 5th Annual Joyful Revolution Gala - Red Carpet read more
THE JOYFUL HEART FOUNDATION Presents the 5th Annual JOYFUL REVOLUTION GALA
May 9th, 2012 • PatrickMcMullan.com
Patrick McMullan
Photo Gallery of Joyful Revolution Gala. read more
Style Hunter: Detective Benson's "Fearlessness" Pendant on Law & Order: SVU
November 20, 2012 • Entertainment Weekly
Nakisha Williams
On the Nov. 14 episode of Law & Order: SVU, Mariska Hargitay’s character wore a necklace that made a powerful statement in support of real-life survivors of violent crimes. read more
Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Are Serious Issues for Hawaii
March 1st, 2012 • Civil Beat
Kata Issari
I will never forget the first time I answered a sexual assault hotline and spoke to a woman on the other side of the line. She had just been raped by a family member and her voice shook as she hid in a closet in the basement of her house, yet she bravely stayed on the phone for two hours while we explored how to help her find a path to safety. read more
Sensational NBC Summer Preview Press Day
April 20th, 2012 • Hollywood Today
Valerie Milano & Lorraine Chambers
Sitting solo on stage, beautiful Mariska Hargitay of ‘Law & Order: SVU’ chats about her 13th seasons in the role as Olivia Benson as the 14th season is approaching. Besides being an award winning actress, Mariska has used her voice in support of her charity, Joyful Heart Foundation which offers healing, wellness and empowerment programs for survivors of abuse and the professionals who care for them. read more
Senate passes DNA databank expansion bill
February 1st, 2012 • Empire State News
The New York State Senate passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Steve Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie) and Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), for the largest expansion of the state’s DNA databank since it was created in 1994. The legislation mirrors the databank expansion plan proposed by Governor Cuomo in his Executive Budget to require people convicted of all felonies, as well as all misdemeanors in the penal law to submit DNA samples. read more
Senate Passes DNA Databank Expansion Bill
January 31st, 2012 • NewsLI.com
Christopher Boyle
The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Steve Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie) and Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), for the largest expansion of the state’s DNA databank since it was created in 1994. The legislation mirrors the databank expansion plan proposed by Governor Cuomo in his Executive Budget to require people convicted of all felonies, as well as all misdemeanors in the penal law to submit DNA samples. read more
Red Pineapple Supports Joyful Heart Foundation
August 25th, 2012 • Paula Rath
Paula Rath
Nalani Holliday, owner/buyer of Red Pineapple in Ward Centre, has been a longtime supporter of Joyful Heart Foundation. It’s a not for profit organization founded by actress Mariska Hargitay, who plays Detective Olivia Benson on the popular TV series, “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.” read more

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