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Miss America and Safe Horizon "Put The Nail In It" to end domestic violence


( America 2015 Kira Kazantsev and Safe Horizon, the nation's leading victim assistance organization, have partnered on a campaign to reinforce a simple, yet impactful concept - it's time to put the nail in domestic violence. The "Put the Nail in It" campaign will launch on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at the 20th Annual Champion Awards: Leading the Way to benefit Safe Horizon at The Grand Hyatt in New York City.

By painting the left ring fingernail purple -- the color of the anti-domestic violence movement -- guests at the Awards will be showing the world their vow to help spread awareness around this social problem and to show support for Safe Horizon and the survivors it serves. In addition to painting their left ring fingernail purple, individuals can also show their support by spreading the word on social media with #putthenailinit, or most importantly, by donating at, to help victims safely become survivors.

The voice of this campaign is Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev, who will receive the Voice of Empowerment Award in recognition of her work in bringing awareness to domestic violence. The award is a tribute to Kira's tireless efforts as a volunteer and a Leader on the Horizon member at Safe Horizon and her love and courage for victims and survivors making sure they are not blamed but helped. Kira will be joined by fellow honoree and actor Alan Cumming, who will receive the Humanitarian Award in recognition of his work in bringing awareness to child abuse through his book, "Not My Father's Son." Kira and Alan will also be joined by Tamron Hall and other soon-to-be announced New York icons, along with everyday New Yorkers.

The event will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction at 6:00pm followed by a dinner and the Awards presentation at 7:00pm. In addition, the Corporate Leadership Award will be presented to Verizon and will be accepted by Nancy Clark, CMO of Verizon Wireless. Verizon has advanced the domestic violence conversation in the communities it serves as well as within its own community, and the company strongly believes in investing in organizations that provide empowerment resources and care for victims of domestic violence. 

About Safe Horizon

Safe Horizon envisions a society free of family and community violence. Safe Horizon is the largest victims' services agency in the United States, touching the lives of more than 250,000 children, adults, and families affected by crime and abuse throughout New York City each year. Safe Horizon offers assistance to victims through 57 program locations, including shelter, in-person counseling, legal services, and more. Since 1978, Safe Horizon has provided victims of domestic violence, child abuse, human trafficking, rape and sexual assault, as well as homeless youth and families of homicide victims, with a wide range of comprehensive support. Safe Horizon's programs also partner with governmental and other community agencies to offer additional assistance, including finding resources for those living outside New York City. Safe Horizon also advocates for policies on a local, state, and national level on behalf of those affected by violence and abuse. For more information on Safe Horizon, visit