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A Message from Mariska

Joyful Hearts,

We just wanted to forward on this note from Mariska. We all hope you'll help out effort!

Hey Everyone:

I have a very exciting--and potentially very joyful--opportunity to share with you.

The Joyful Heart Foundation is participating in the Pepsi Refresh Project, an online initiative to find "people, businesses, and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive impact." Joyful Heart? Positive impact? Of course we're going all out for this one.

For those of you who don't know, Joyful Heart's mission is to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse and to shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues.

And with the Pepsi Refresh Project, there's a $250,000 grant on the line.

What's the idea? Joyful Heart's magazine, Reunion. With it Joyful Heart is reaching thousands of survivors nationwide, bringing the joyful message of hope and healing to readers. Reunion is also creating a sense of community among survivors and those who help them on their paths to healing, combating the feelings of isolation that so often accompany this violence. The feedback we continue to receive for this publication is overwhelmingly positive. There's a need for this kind of community and communication, and Joyful Heart wants to continue fulfilling the need in the future.

But Joyful Heart needs funding to keep this magazine in print. So we're putting everything we have into winning this grant.

How does it work? Starting today, February 1st, people can vote online for up to 10 of their favorite ideas every day. Voting starts on the 1st and continues through the last day of the month.
I am hoping that you, the greatest, most supportive fans on the planet, will help Joyful Heart win this grant.

First, go over to Pepsi Refresh and Vote Joy! Then, enlist your friends and family to do the same. Use your Facebook pages, your Twitter accounts, your blogs, your email contact lists, any contacts you have--to encourage people to vote, and keep voting for Joyful Heart.

Vote Joy today! And tomorrow. And every day for the rest of the month.

Visit to cast your ballot.

From the bottom of my joyful heart, I am grateful for your enthusiastic support.


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