by sara
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I am a die-hard Law and Order: SVU fan. Olivia Benson, played by the talented and beautiful Mariska Hargitay, is just about the most badass detective on TV. But Hargitay actually supports special victims in her real life, too.

“I started the Joyful Heart Foundation in 2002 to help survivors of sexual assault heal their minds, bodies and spirits and reclaim their lives. Playing Detective Olivia Benson on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit opened my eyes to the epidemic of sexual assault in this country. It wasn’t just in the scripts for the show, but in the many emails I received from viewers disclosing their stories of sexual assault for the first time,” says Hargitay of the organization, of which she is president and founder.

The Joyful Heart Foundation, along with the Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation, the Rainforest Foundation, and the Women’s Cancer Research Fund, are receiving benefits from select Philosophy products, many with plays on the names of these charities (such as “Joyful Heart Handle” and “Shower for the Cure”). To find out more, click here.

  • http://GLOBO.COM/BRASIL Ana

    The actress Mariska Hargitay impresses me the sensitivity to social causes, the simplicity and generosidade.Sem talk that she has much talent and is very beautiful. What good are all famous people, in terms of improving the world in some way as it were. But what I understand is that most celebrities who are engage in these charity campaigns are only with the intention to appear. Mariska not: it is simple and humble, discreet and authentic. Even though there are people like her. Johnson Mariska.

  • http://Yahoo.com.br Carlito

    I agree with what the Ana falou.Mariska is a wonderful social work on their own initiative, without the intention to appear. And as a man trying to say that I find it a beautiful woman and very, very sexy.