Taylor Armstrong, star of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star and a New York Times bestselling author for Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss, and Finding Courage Within, has announced that she is joining the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (http://www.ncadv.org) as a their international spokesperson.
Taylor is the first celebrity spokesperson to serve the Coalition, lead by executive director Rita Smith (pictured above, left) who have comitted to provide resources to help victims and survivors of domestic violence for decades now.
From the official release:
Armstrong’s new role with the Coalition, given Armstrong’s media access in talking about her personal tragedy and sharing strategies for avoidance and survival to foster empowerment and healthy relationships. Taylor’s national platform will be fortified through her alliance with the Coalition and its time-tested reputation of excellence in achievement, the synergy of this alliance and the heightened reach of Taylor’s message the Coalition’s membership offers. Armstrong’s alliance with the Coalition kicks off today with her delivering the keynote address at the Coalition’s bi-annual convention in Denver, Colorado. Taylor will be signing her New York Timesbestselling book Hiding from Reality at the convention as well.
Taylor will actively discuss and promote the Coalition’s important mission and resources on television programs, in local, national and international media interviews, in public service announcements, on her national speaking tour and her booksigning tour. As another benefit offered to the Coalition’s membership, Taylor will host Taylor Armstrong’s Living Well and Loving It! Mexican Riviera Cruise March 2-9, 2013 aboard Holland America’s ms Zaandam, setting sail from San Diego and featuring Taylor’s workshops, small-group breakout sessions, readings from her book, fitness and diet lectures, group shore excursion and cocktail reception, for fun in the sun and to promote personal growth. The ports of call are Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas. For information on the cruise visit this link.
The Coalition’s Smith said in the official release: “As a victim and survivor herself of domestic violence, Taylor Armstrong has chosen a selfless path to help other victims and survivors, and help empower others to avoid being victimized, through her book and booksinging tour, her speaking and media tour, her public service announcements and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. As our national spokesperson, Taylor will help us achieve our mission for countless additional victims and survivors.” Added Smith: “On a lighter note, I can’t wait to join Taylor and hundreds of others including our members aboard the ms Zaandam cruising the Mexican Riviera for fun in the sun and to share ideas for personal growth and empowerment, wellness and fitness.”
Armstrong added: “I’m fortunate to be the spokesperson for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, to expand my message of empowerment and healthy relationships to even more who can benefit from it.” Added Armstrong: “I’m committed to spending hundreds of hours talking around the country supporting the Coalition and its mission to help save and improve lives, at their convention, on my speaking and media tour, in public service announcements and, on a lighter note, on my Mexican Riviera cruise we’re also offering the Coalition’s membership.”