Media Archive by Year: 2012

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Our Mother's Day gift guide for North Jersey's moms
May 5th, 2012 • The Record
Erinn Connor
A thoughtful Mother's Day gift goes a long way in showing just how much mom (or grandmom) means to you. If you're still searching for that perfect something, here are a few options for every type of mom. read more
Personal Fouls
January 25th, 2012 • Huffington Post: Impact Blog
Mariska Hargitay
In September 2011, less than two months before the dismaying news started emerging from State College, Pennsylvania, NBC aired an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit that tackled the rarely discussed topic of sexual abuse of boys and men. read more
PICS: ‘Joyful Mele’ at The Kahala
September 3rd, 2012 • Star Advertiser - Honolulu Pulse
Photos by LAWRENCE TABUDLO
Actress Mariska Hargitay was the featured guest at “Joyful Mele” at The Kahala Resort on Saturday, Sept. 1. The benefit for the Joyful Heart Foundation in Hawaii will help raise funds to aid the organization’s mission to end sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse in Hawaii. read more
Pledge to Do the KIND Thing with Mariska Hargitay
October 2nd, 2012 • Shape Magazine
Karen Borsari
On October 2, Mariska Hargitay, star of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, challenged people everywhere to “Do the KIND Thing” in support of her Joyful Heart Foundation, a non-profit organization she founded to heal, educate, and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. Shape Magazine discusses the details of the initiative with Mariska in a brief interview. read more
Real Life Heroes
OCT 25, 2012 • Us Weekly
US Weekly
Law & Order: SVU stars Mariska Hargitay, Danny Pino and friends pack healing kits for children with the help of her Joyful Heart Foundation and KIND Healthy Snacks at Safe Horizon's Manhattan Child Advocacy Center in NYC. read more
Recycle Your Change!
May 29th 2012 • Hawaii News Now
Hawaii News Now
Whole Foods Market is helping shoppers Recycle Your Change! Whole Food's Natalie Aczon says the effort is in support of the Hawaiʻi Children's Trust Fund's One Strong ʻOhana campaign. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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