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The Mary Kay Foundation
dedicated to ending women's cancers and domestic abuse

We don't run from cancer or domestic violence.

We run FOR our causes.

Join us for the MK5K® on Oct. 1 to support The Mary Kay Foundation℠ and its efforts to prevent women's cancers and domestic violence.

No matter what your style, we've got an option for you!

Live near Dallas? Or want to make the trek?

You're a perfect candidate for running or walking in the Dallas MK5K.® You can create your own team or join an existing team online.

Live outside the area?

Become a virtual walker, and get the T-shirt.

Then, wear the shirt to promote awareness whenever and wherever you run, walk or work out. It's your chance to tell your community about The Mary Kay Foundation.℠ Spread the word. You can even collect donations and promote the MK5K through social media.

March 15, 2016, marked the 20th Anniversary of the Mary Kay Foundation. The first grants given in 1997 were 5 cancer research grants for a total of $500,000. In 2015, The Foundation gave almost $5 million to its two causes – eliminating cancers that affect women and ending the epidemic of violence against women. Our accomplishments are highlighted in our 2015 Year in Review.

What a testimony to Mary Kay’s legacy that the foundation she started would be a dynamic force in so many women’s lives 20 years later. One way that we can celebrate her legacy of love is by making a tribute in honor of her today.

Help now… you can make a difference in the lives of women across the nation.

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Mary Kay Inc. is the major corporate sponsor of The Mary Kay Foundation. Because of the Company’s generous support, more than 97 percent of dollars donated by supporters like you can go directly to programs and research. Less than three percent goes to administrative and overhead costs.
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