Media Archive by Year: 2012

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Flanagan, Law Enforcement Calling for Expanded DNA Database
February 6th, 2012 • Smithtown Radio
James Brierton
New York State Senator John Flanagan and local law enforcement are calling for an expansion to the DNA database in the hope of solving more cases. read more
From 'SVU' to 'SNL': 'Law & Order's' Hargitay wants a shot at late-night laughs
March 7th, 2012 • Today Show
Mark Malkin
Listen up, "Saturday Night Live": We think it's time you let Mariska Hargitay host! read more
From cupcakes to bling, last-minute Mother's Day gifts
May 9th, 2012 • NBC
Amy Goodman
The Crystal & Resin Necklace by Aqua hits three hot trends: it’s pastel, it’s multi-layered and it has a charitable component! Best part: $8 from the sale of each necklace goes to the Joyful Heart Foundation during the month of May. read more
Going Beyond the Camera
August 13th, 2012 • Wall Street Journal
Melanie Grayce West
For many actors, there's one break-out role that forever changes a career. For actress Mariska Hargitay, a star turn as Detective Olivia Benson on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" has meant forever changing the lives of victims of sexual assault, child abuse and domestic violence through her Joyful Heart Foundation. read more
Grey's Anatomy Season 8 Spoiler: Upcoming Episode to Tackle Sexual Assault
March 5th, 2012 • Wetpaint
Rebecca Martin
While Grey's Anatomy is known for its wacky, even sometimes funny, medical cases, Shonda Rhimes isn't afraid of facing more prevalent, serious issues head-on when she wants to. read more
Groups begin statewide child abuse prevention campaign
January 22nd, 2012 • The Garden Island
The Garden Island
The Hawai‘i Children’s Trust Fund partnered with the Joyful Heart Foundation to begin a statewide public awareness campaign called “One Strong ‘Ohana.” The groups will integrate television, radio, online and print public service announcements with grassroots programs, organizers said in a news release. read more
Hawaii: In Real Life ~ One Strong Ohana
March 7th, 2012 • Non Stop Honolulu
Melissa Chang
In the United States, nearly four children die every day as a result of child abuse and neglect. More than three quarters of these children are under the age of five and more than 40 percent of young victims won’t live to see their first birthday. In 2010, 4,199 cases of child abuse were reported in Hawaii. And yet, most of these could have been prevented: Studies show that the stronger the support network parents have, the less likely they are to abuse their children. read more
Hawai‘i Children’s Trust Fund’s One Strong ‘Ohana
January 16th, 2012 • Honolulu Star Advertiser
Diane Ako
From now until March 12, Jamba Juice Hawai‘i will donate 25 cents from each Fit ‘n Fruitful smoothie purchased to the Hawai‘i Children’s Trust Fund’s One Strong ‘Ohana campaign. read more
Healthy Hollywood: Try It On Tuesday – Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Heart!
October 23rd, 2012 • Access Hollywood
Terri Macleod
Inspired by her role as Detective Benson on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” Mariska Hargitay founded the Joyful Heart Foundation to help abused women and children. Now a decade after Joyful Hearts was founded, Mariska teamed up with KIND nutrition bars to help children of abuse. The two organizations got together to chip in and package healing kits for children currently seeking shelter at Safe Horizon’s Manhattan Child Advocacy Center. read more
HI: The Joyful Heart Foundation Presents The Inaugural Joyful Mele Gala In Honolulu
September 1st, 2012 • Getty Images
Marco Garcia
Pictures from the Joyful Heart Foundation's September 1st Joyful Mele Gala in Honolulu read more
Holiday Gift We’re Loving: Me&Ro’s ‘Fearlessness’ Pendant
November 26, 2012 • People Magazine
Jennifer Cress
This holiday season, why not give a glam gift that gives back? New York City-based jewelry company Me&Ro recently teamed up with actress Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation to create the “Fearlessness Pendant,” designed to raise awareness and funds for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. read more
Hot Photos Of October
Oct 27, 2012 • Radar Online
Mariska Hargitay and her Joyful Heart Foundation partner With KIND Healthy Snacks' Do The KIND Thing program to package and donate healing kits for children in NYC. read more
Hot Pics
May 11th, 2012 • Us Weekly
US Weekly
Hilary Swank, Mariska Hargitay and Debra Messing LOL'd at Wednesday's Joyful Heart Foundation's Joyful Revolution Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in NYC. read more
Hot Pics: Aloha, Mariska!
September 1st, 2012 • Us Weekly
US Weekly
Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann attended the Joyful Heart Foundation's Inaugural Joyful Mele Gala in Honolulu, Hawaii September 1. read more
Informed Obsession: Me&Ro Fearlessness Bracelet
June 6th, 2012 • The Fashion Informer
The Fashion Informer
Looking for a unique gift for the guy in your life but coming up empty? Your search ends here. Me&Ro has partnered with Mariska Hargitay's Joyful Heart Foundation to create this men's bracelet, which features the word "Fearlessness" engraved on a sleek silver tube threaded through a natural leather cord. read more
Is It the End for Grey's Anatomy's Owen and Cristina?
March 5th, 2012 • TV Guide
Carita Risso

Uh oh! It looks like bad news for fans who hope that Grey's Anatomy docs Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) and Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) can still save their marriage.

"It's just sad and hard right now," Oh told TV Guide Magazine at Sunday's L.A. benefit for Mariska Hargitay's Joyful Heart Foundation which supports survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. "If there's [hope], I can't see it right now."

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Isle child abuse report rate twice statewide rate
January 9th 2012 • West Hawaii Today
Erin Miller
Hawaii County adults are twice as likely to report having been abused as children than adults statewide. That's according to a recent survey, released this week by the Joyful Heart Foundation. The foundation surveyed 702 residents in all four counties. read more
Jamba Juice benefits Hawaii Childrens Trust
January 17th 2012 • Hawaii 24/7
Hawaii 24/7
Jamba Juice’s new Fit ‘n Fruitful smoothies are a great new option – and support a great cause. read more
Jamba Juice Hawai‘i Donates More Than $6,700 to One Strong ‘Ohana Campaign
May 3rd, 2012 • Hawaii News Now
Bennett Group
The sweet reward of a three-month promotion between Jamba Juice Hawai‘i and the Hawai‘i Children’s Trust Fund has raised more than $6,700 for the trust fund’s One Strong ‘Ohana campaign. From January through March of this year, Jamba Juice Hawai‘i donated 25 cents from every Fit ‘n Fruitful smoothie. read more
Jamba Juice to benefit One Strong 'Ohana
January 11th, 2012 • The Maui News
The Maui News
Jamba Juice to benefit One Strong 'Ohana read more
Join Me in Supporting Survivors of Child Abuse With a Simple Act of Kindness
September 18th, 2012 • The Huffington Post
Mariska Hargitay
When I began my role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, my eyes were opened to the staggering statistics of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. But what really opened my eyes -- and subsequently my heart -- was the fan mail I started receiving. Instead of asking for an autographed photo and telling me about their favorite episodes, survivors were disclosing their stories of abuse -- many for the first time. read more
Join Us in Creating One Strong ‘Ohana
June 6th, 2012 • Honolulu Civil Beat
Marty Oliphant and Kata Issari
The death of four-year-old Zion McKeown on Maui is a tragedy that should never have happened. His passing diminishes us all. Sadly, Zion will be counted among the five children per day that are killed as a result of child abuse and neglect in the United States. read more
Joyful Heart Foundation Kind Visit
October 22nd, 2012 • Yahoo! News
Yahoo! News
Joyful Heart Foundation Kind Visit Pictures read more
Joyful Heart Foundation Shopping Event
July 6th 2012 • Hamptons Magazine
Hamptons Magazine
Guests including Debra Messing and Kyle MacLachlan showed their support for the Joyful Heart Foundation at the exclusive Theodora & Callum shopping event at the East Hampton boutique. Joyful Heart founder Mariska Hargitay collaborated with Desiree Gruber, Carrie Shumway, and Heather Mnuchin to highlight the organization’s life-changing work. read more
Kelli Giddish (’Law & Order: SVU’), former Cumming resident, enjoys her new home
February 15th, 2012 • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Rodney Ho
Kelli Giddish discusses her character and appreciation for Mariska Hargitay. read more

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