A Kiss For Country to End Domestic Violence

Mary Kay Inc., the Official Beauty Sponsor of the 42nd Annual CMA Awards, in partnership with the Country Music Association has launched the second annual A Kiss for Country(sm) campaign to raise awareness and help end domestic violence. Country Music artists nationwide lent their lips to the cause by providing their Kiss Prints and autographs to be auctioned off to benefit domestic violence prevention. More than 60 Country Music legends and emerging artists participated, including Jewel, Taylor Swift, Reba McEntire, Kellie Pickler, LeAnn Rimes, George Strait, John Rich, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, Jennifer Hanson, Naomi Judd, Miranda Lambert, Rodney Atkins, Emerson Drive, Wynonna and many more.

A number of celebrities lent their lips to the noble cause, as well, with kisses from Rachael Ray, America Ferrera, Vanessa Williams and Laila Ali! As part of its $3 million commitment, the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation will provide a grant in the name of each participating artist to pre-determined domestic violence prevention shelters around the country in 2009.

Singer/songwriter Jewel (right) assists Mary Kay Chief Marketing Officer Rhonda Shasteen (left) as they unveil the charitable kiss prints of some of her fellow country artists at the press conference for the second annual Mary Kay A Kiss for Country philanthropic campaign on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008 at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum in Nashville.
(Photo credit: Mary Kay, Inc./Fred Breedon).

The Country Music artists’ specially framed one-of-a-kind Kiss Cards are available for bidding on the charity section of uBid.com.

The online auction runs from 9:30 a.m. EST on Nov. 11, 2008 to 5 p.m. EST on Dec. 12, 2008, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting domestic violence prevention programs supported by the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation.

Mary Kay - www.marykay.com
uBid.com Auction - www.uBid.com/charity

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