by: Caitlin Camara
In honor of International Women’s Day, which was Thursday, March 8, Hollywood celebrity Reese Witherspoon partnered up with Avon to release a special fundraising necklace. Witherspoon is a global ambassador for Avon as well as an Honorary Chairman of the Avon Foundation for Women.
The infinity-shaped necklace only costs $5, and all the proceeds of this necklace will support the Avon Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program, which raises awareness about and strives to end domestic violence against women.
Reese said in a statement, “I’m proud to support the Avon Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program and I encourage everyone to purchase, wear or give the Avon Empowerment Necklace to help raise awareness as well as vital money for domestic abuse support services.”
The necklace can be purchased at Avon.com.
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But not all celebrities are as interested in ending domestic violence.
Lisa Robin Kelly, the blond actress who played promiscuous Laurie Foreman on “That 70’s Show,” was arrested and charged on March 31 for domestic violence. TMZ reported that Kelly was taken into custody shortly after midnight, and was released after posting $50,000 bail.