Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast Jordyn Wieber Joins Loveisrespect and Mary Kay in Effort to Prevent Teen Dating Violence

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Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast Jordyn Wieber Joins Loveisrespect and Mary Kay in Effort to Prevent Teen Dating Violence

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Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 11:00am

CAMPAIGN: A Commitment to Ending Domestic Violence

CONTENT: Press Release

January 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ -

WHAT: 
As part of Mary Kay Inc.’s “Don’t Look Away” campaign to prevent and end domestic violence, Olympic gold medalist and reigning national women’s gymnastics champion Jordyn Wieber will visit the Green Dot Ánimo Oscar De La Hoya High School to talk with students about teen dating violence and the fundamentals of healthy dating relationships where—just like gymnastics—balance is key.

WHO:

  • Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast and National Women’s Gymnastics Champion, Jordyn Wieber
  • Mary Kay Inc. Vice President, Sara Friedman
  • Executive Director of Break the Cycle – a loveisrespect partner, Marjorie Gilbert

WHEN:  12:25 p.m. to 12:55 p.m. Thursday, January 10

WHERE: Ánimo Oscar De La Hoya Charter High School, 1114 S. Lorena Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023

WHY: According to the Don’t Look Away survey conducted by Mary Kay Inc. and APCO Insight polling, parents of 11-18 year old girls:

  • One in 4 (27 percent) parents report that their daughter has been in an unhealthy relationship; yet, actual statistics reveal 1 in 3 adolescent girls in the U.S. is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner.
     
  • Sixty-two percent of tweens who have been in a relationship say they have been called names, put down or insulted, yet only 34 percent of parents of tweens in the Don’t Look Away survey say they are aware of this behavior.
     
  • Only 3 percent of parents specifically identified “no violence or abuse” as a characteristic of a healthy relationship.

MORE: Los Angeles hosts more than 9,000 leading Mary Kay independent beauty consultants during Mary Kay Inc.’s annual Leadership Conference from Jan. 9-16 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

CONTACT:   Media MUST be accredited by calling: Pio del Castillo, cell: 832-877-2771

To learn more about Mary Kay’s campaign to prevent domestic violence and dating abuse, visit marykay.com/dontlookaway

 

Contact

Pio del Castillo
+1 (832) 877-2771
Virginia Hock
+1 (972) 687-5967
469-387-3072
Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | Corporate Social Responsibility | Los Angeles | Mary Kay | csr | domestic violence | jordyn wieber | love is respect

CAMPAIGN: A Commitment to Ending Domestic Violence

CONTENT: Press Release