http://www.aafprs.org/media/press_release/101900.htmlEyes No Longer Have to Tell the Story


New York, NY – October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The world we live in has a substantial number of women who are in physically abusive relationships. To help end the cycle of abuse, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) is working with survivors of domestic violence to break the sequence, enhance self-esteem and rebuild lives.

Domestic violence must be stopped. Over five million women are affected by domestic violence in the United States annually. Studies report that more than one million require medical treatment. Did you know that 75 percent of women in an abusive relationship endure injury to their head and face area?

  • 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime
  • A woman is battered every 9 seconds by an intimate or former partner in the United States
  • Women are more often victims of domestic violence than victims of burglary, muggings or other physical crimes combined
  • Many victims suffer from facial injuries and are not financially able to have these repaired. Rather than live with external scars, the AAFPRS offers consultation and surgery, pro-bono, to eligible individuals through FACE TO FACE: The National Domestic Violence Project. This is the first surgical group to take a firm stand and get involved http://www.aafprs.org/physician/humanitarian/ph_ffviolence.html

    To end the cycle of external pain, beauty guru, Trish McEvoy is doing something about violence. She has committed to a partnership with the AAFPRS and FACE TO FACE, supporting women affected by the issue. During the months of October and November Trish McEvoy is donating 5 percent of all sales of “Even Skin Concealer” to FACE TO FACE.

    Trish McEvoy’s Even Skin ‘Extra Coverage’ Concealer is a powerful cover-up offered in different shades. It allows for custom color matching and is sized to fit into any refillable makeup page or medium and deluxe compact. SRP: $28.00.

    Look for Trish McEvoy cosmetics at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and select Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s locations as well as specialty stores. Trish McEvoy cosmetics are also available in Henri Bendel and Bergdorf Goodman in New York City, Harvey Nichols in London, Leeds, Edinburgh and Birmingham, England, and Brown Thomas in Dublin, Ireland. Trish McEvoy cosmetics can also be found by calling 800.431.4306, or logging on to SaksFifthAvenue.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Nordstrom.com and Eluxury.com.

    About the AAFPRS:
    The AAFPRS is the world’s largest association of facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons with more than 2,800 members – whose cosmetic reconstructive surgery focuses on the face, head and neck. Academy fellows are Board certified and subscribe to a code of ethics. In addition, the AAFPRS provides consumers with free information and brochures and a list of qualified facial plastic surgeons in their area by visiting the AAFPRS Web site, www.aafprs.org. To learn more, please contact Green Room PR Communications at (973) 263-8585, ext. 22

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