Debby Ryan Teams Up With Mary Kay In the Best Way
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:48:23
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We love a good cause featuring a talented singer who spotlights a topical and important issue that deserves to be discussed to prevent further instances.
To bring awareness to dating violence, an epidemic that impacts one in three young people today, American actress, singer and rising star Debby Ryan is partnering with global cosmetics giant Mary Kay as the company's newest cause champion.
The Disney star will travel the country to help educate teens and young adults on healthy relationships, on how to recognize the signs of dating abuse and to raise awareness of support services.
Ryan will also serve as the spokesperson for Mary Kay's Don't Look Away campaign to help prevent and end dating abuse. The program includes the nation's first-ever text-for-help service powered by loveisrespect that provides safe and anonymous advice to tens of thousands of young people each year via text. Simply by texting "love is" to 22522, teens and young adults can receive help from trained peer advocates anytime, anywhere.
This is so, so, so amazing!
Please know that you are NOT alone!
"It's horrifying to know how many young people deal with abusive relationships and how much goes unmentioned," said Ryan. "I know firsthand how alone you can feel when you're being broken down in a relationship and forced to defend it or stay silent. Just being able to send a text message is anonymous and safe. Mary Kay and I believe that everyone deserves a safe, healthy relationship that makes you stronger and better and I want to make sure people know how to get the help they need."
Will you help spread the word and be a part of this campaign?