Mary Kay had the foresight to base her company on the
Golden Rule with a Go-Give Spirit.
There are many ways that we can "Party With A Purpose"
and continue to help the many causes that were near and dear to Mary Kay's heart.
Consider holding skin care classes where the proceeds go to the
The Mary Kay Foundation
dedicated to ending women's cancers
and domestic abuse
Throughout her life, Mary Kay Ash showed others how to live and how to give.
She gave hope to women who lacked opportunity, self-esteem and financial support.
Now her legacy of love lives on through The Mary Kay Foundation,
which she began in 1996. Make a tribute in honor of Mary Kay Ash today.
Our mission is to eliminate cancers affecting women and to end the epidemic of violence against women. Our accomplishments are highlighted in our 2012 Year in Review.
Help now … you can make a difference in the lives of women across the nation and the world.
Women and Cancer
Cancer and You*
Will you be the one in three women diagnosed with some form of cancer during your lifetime?
If not, you will know her. She may be your friend, neighbor, mother, sister or even your daughter.
An estimated 843,820 women will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in 2016. More than 352,550 of these women will be diagnosed with breast cancer or some type of gynecologic cancer.
According to the American Cancer Society:
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime.
One in 37 women will get endometrial cancer.
One in 75 women will get ovarian cancer.
More than 60,050 new cases of uterine cancer (uterine sarcoma) are diagnosed yearly.
More than 12,990 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed yearly.
The good news is that women’s cancer death rates are going down thanks to early detection and medical advances made possible by charities like The Mary Kay Foundation.
You can make a difference in a woman’s life. Donate now.
*Numbers according to American Cancer Society data
Break the Silence Against Violence
If you or anyone you know needs immediate help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233).
When Abuse Hits Home
Home should be a safe haven. Unfortunately, thousands of homes are like war zones each day because of domestic violence.
We want to stop the violence and break the silence. That’s why The Mary Kay Foundation has awarded $40 million in grant money to shelters for women and children in all 50 states since 2000.
Many cases of domestic violence go unreported, so statistics are difficult to get. However, the Family Prevention Fund estimates that between 960,000 and 3 million incidents of family violence go on each year. In 2015, the National Census of Domestic Violence Services reports that more than 71,828 victims were served on the day of September 16, 2015.
Domestic violence is the No. 1 cause of injury for women ages 15 to 44. These victims suffer emotionally too from depression, anxiety or social isolation. Domestic abuse occurs to women of all ages, income levels and educational backgrounds.