Jewel Helps Kiss Away Domestic Violence

Singer-songwriter Jewel, along with Mary Kay cosmetics and the Country Music Association, unveiled the second annual “A Kiss for Country” promotion on Tuesday morning (Nov. 11) at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. The charitable campaign helps raise money for the prevention and awareness of domestic violence around the country. More than 60 artists, including Jewel, Reba McEntire, George Strait and LeAnn Rimes, kissed, signed and wrote inspirational messages on special Mary Kay prints that are now available for auction. Jewel, who once faced homelessness at 18, said, “I experienced firsthand the fear and vulnerability that a lot of women experience, especially in abusive relationships. … Domestic violence is a preventable problem — and it’s fixable.” The prints can be purchased through with 100 percent of the proceeds going towards domestic violence prevention.