By being a UNICEF ambassador, Angie Harmon gives females of all ages a voice and a chance for a better life.
(PRWEB) April 07, 2014
Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) and Sexy Hair are pleased to announce that Angie Harmon is the recipient of the 2014 “Caring is Sexy” Award. The AWMF and Sexy Hair “Caring is Sexy” Award will be presented at the 39th Annual Gracie Awards Gala on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Reflecting AWMF and Sexy Hair’s commitment to giving back to the community, the “Caring is Sexy” Award honors an individual who practices exceptional acts of kindness.
Angie Harmon is best known for her starring role as Assistant District Attorney Abbie Carmichael on NBC’s Emmy-winning drama "Law & Order." Her recent credits include the series "Women’s Murder Club" and the original Lifetime Television Movie "Living Proof," in which she played the role of real-life breast cancer activist and philanthropist Lilly Tartikoff. Harmon is currently starring on TNT’s "Rizzoli & Isles" as the title character ‘Jane Rizzoli,’ based off the popular mystery novels by Tess Gerritsen. "Rizzoli & Isles" will enter into its fifth summer 2014.
Harmon was appointed UNICEF Ambassador in January 2013, and is committed to using her talent and recognition to fundraise, educate and advocate on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable children. For the past two years, she has appeared as the spokesperson for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s End Trafficking Project, raising awareness about child trafficking and mobilizing communities to take meaningful action to help protect children. She travelled to Nicaragua in January 2014 to bring attention to the horrors of child trafficking within the Central American country and across the globe. During her trip Harmon witnessed UNICEF programs to protect children from violence, exploitation and abuse and spoke with adolescent girls and boys about their experiences. In addition to her work on End Trafficking, she has used her social media networks to garner support for UNICEF’s emergency relief efforts for children in Syria and the Philippines as well as promoting the iconic Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign.
Harmon is also on the board of The Alliance for Children's Rights & The Children's Institute, an organization that works to provide free legal services to children who have been abused and neglected and as a result are living in foster care. The Children’s Institute, helps children in Los Angeles’s most challenged communities heal from the trauma of family and community violence, build the confidence and skills to break through the barriers of poverty, and grow up to lead healthy, productive lives.
“Sexy Hair believes that sexiness comes from within. It is about being confident, strong, graceful, giving back, and most importantly, a role model,” said Jennifer Parks, Senior Vice President, Sexy Hair. This year’s recipient of the ‘Caring is Sexy’ Award truly exemplifies the ‘Caring is Sexy” spirit. She is tremendously accomplished as an incredible wife, mother, actress, philanthropist, and business woman and is an inspiration not only to her own family but to all. Angie is a UNICEF Ambassador, where she fights for the human rights against trafficking. By being an ambassador, she gives females of all ages a voice and a chance for a better life. Sexy Hair is honored to give the 'Caring Sexy' Award to Angie Harmon.”
“Alliance for Women in Media Foundation is proud to partner with Sexy Hair to promote the important message that caring is what truly makes a person exceptional, amazing, and sexy,” said AWMF Chair Kay Olin. “Not only does Angie Harmon take on roles that portray strong women on television, she takes on the powerful role of children’s advocate in real life.”
Introduced at the 2013 Gracies Gala, the first “Caring in Sexy” award recipient was E! News co-anchor Giuliana Rancic, who has championed several causes that have affected her personally, including infertility and breast cancer. Sexy Hair is also the Title Sponsor of the Gracie Awards Luncheon. The luncheon honors the best and brightest in local, public, digital and student media. The 2014 Luncheon will be held on June 11, 2014 at the New York Hilton.
The Gracie Awards (also known as “the Gracies”) recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women, and about women in all facets of media, including radio, television, cable, and new media. The awards program also encourages the realistic and multi-faceted portrayal of women in entertainment, news, features, and other programs.
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