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Cirque du Freak (2009)
Salma as Madame Truska
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30 Rock (2009)
Salma as Elisa
5 episodes, airing on NBC
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Ugly Betty (2006 - )
Salma as Executive Producer
Currently in its 3rd season
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Supported Causes
Salma Hayek is highly active in raising awareness about violence against women and discrimination against immigrants, and since the birth of her daughter last year, has added campaigns helping children to her list of charity works.

Her own charity, the The Salma Hayek Foundation, which previously supported organizations giving aid to and raising awareness for battered women, has now branched out to work with disadvantaged children on the streets of Mexico, helping them to overcome problems such as drugs, violence or lack of education. They also deal with abuse, addiction, at-risk/disadvantaged youths, children, substance abuse and women topics.

Salma's Interests: Abuse, Addiction, Adoption, Fostering, Orphans, AIDS, At-Risk/Disadvantaged Youths, Cancer, Children, Environment, Health, Homelessness, Human Rights, Peace, Poverty, Rape/Sexual Abuse, Substance Abuse, Water, Women




UNICEF - Pampers/UNICEF campaign
Became involved with the orginization 2008
Became spokeswoman in January 2008

UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. They have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality. That makes them unique among world organizations, and unique among those working with the young.
"I have long been a supporter of every child’s right to health and happiness. As a new mother, I’m thrilled to help Pampers and UNICEF raise awareness of their initiative to provide tetanus vaccines to those at risk." - Salma Hayek
In January 2008, Salma became spokeswoman for the Pampers/UNICEF campaign against tetanus. In October she began her duties with the cause by attended press conferences and taking trips to witness the condition first hand. Tetanus is a medical condition characterized by a prolonged contraction of skeletal muscle fibers. Tetanus bacteria breed in soil and can infect babies at the moment of birth in unsanitary conditions, often through the umbilical cord. Death is swift and painful. So Hayek partnered with UNICEF in hopes of wiping out the scourge, blamed for the deaths of 140,000 babies and 30,000 mothers each year, by 2012. Salma took a trip to Sierra Leone to take part in an vaccination drive against the disease and personally witnessed the horrible affects of the condition, "I had no idea how much it was going to really personally move me ... to actually see it." said Salma at a press conference. For each specially-marked pack of Pampers diapers sold through year-end, Procter & Gamble has pledged to donate a vaccine. Three doses of the life-saving vaccine, along with the syringes, cost just $1.80, “less than a cup of coffee." said UNICEF expert Francois. Salma was paid an undisclosed amount by Procter & Gamble, part of which she was contributing to UNICEF.

In 2009, Salma is continuing her partnership with UNICEF/Pampers. As global spokesperson for the "One Pack = One Vaccine" campaign, Salma Hayek once again traveled to the African nation of Sierra Leone with UNICEF and Pampers in February to witness firsthand the impact of the effects of MNT. During her trip, Hayek met with local UNICEF representatives to discuss the impact of the campaign, visiting health clinics and traveling to a rural village to observe women receiving tetanus vaccines. With the support of partners like Pampers, Sierra Leone has made great progress in the fight against MNT, and is currently one of the countries targeted to achieve tetanus elimination by the end of 2009.
"When I traveled to Sierra Leone, I was faced with the devastation of tetanus. Witnessing the death of a newborn was unbearable. No mother should have to endure the loss of a child. No one should die of tetanus when prevention is so easy. With the purchase of specially-marked packages of Pampers diapers and wipes, we can help make a difference in saving lives. I witnessed, firsthand, how Pampers and UNICEF are working together to eliminate tetanus." - Salma Hayek
"Just a decade ago, MNT was a major public health problem in 58 countries, and since then 12 countries have eliminated the disease," said Caryl Stern, president and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. "Partnerships with organizations such as Pampers have helped us see the number of tetanus-related deaths drop significantly. But there is still major work to be done to achieve our goal of zero mothers and babies dying of this horrific disease, which is so easily preventable. We are grateful that Pampers has chosen to partner with us again and are thankful for the efforts of Salma Hayek and her dedication to this important cause."

In addition to affecting the employees of Pampers, the program has reached various groups and individuals across the country. Broadway Kids Care, an organization made up of Broadway child stars in New York City, raised money through performance and bake sales for the cause. Across the country in California, a teenager and her two younger sisters took out their neighbors' trash to raise money to support the program. Last but not least, Stroller Strides, the country's largest and fastest-growing exercise program for new moms and their babies, has adopted the "One Pack = One Vaccine" program as its umbrella cause for 2009.

(1) For every specially marked pack of Pampers Diapers and Wipes purchased in the U.S. and Canada, the Pampers brand will donate US$.07 to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help provide one tetanus vaccine to a pregnant woman or a woman of child-bearing age in the less industrialized world. UNICEF does not endorse any brand or product. No portion of the purchase price is tax-deductible. Pampers' total donation is anticipated to exceed $2 million.

This winter/spring campaign is part of Pampers' global, multi-year, multi-million dollar commitment to UNICEF that is supported by Pampers moms and dads, one pack at a time.

(2) For every Pampers baby body suit manufactured for the "One Pack = One Vaccine" program, the Pampers brand will donate U.S.$.07 to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help provide one tetanus vaccine to a pregnant woman or a woman of child-bearing age in the less industrialized world.

More:
Official Website - learn about UNICEF on their home page
Orginization News - keep up with the news about this charity
• Event Photos: 2008 Benefit, 2008 Conference, 2009 Conference, 2009 Sierra Leone Trip
Video - watch a clip of Salma at the October 2008 press conference

CNN Heroes Tribute
Became involved with the orginization 2008

CNN searched the globe for ordinary people whose selflessness, dedication and achievement inspired others and made for extraordinary impact.

Making for quite the star-studded affair, a bevy of celebrities showed up for the taping of CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on November 22.Among those on hand for the event were Salma Hayek, Taylor Swift, Jessica Biel, Cameron Diaz, Kate Beckinsale, Selena Gomez and Meg Ryan, along with performances by John Legend and Alicia Keys.

The show was broadcasted globally on Thanksgiving Day (November 27) via CNN, CNN International and CNN en Español at 9 p.m. ET/PT, with Anderson Cooper acting as host of the ceremony.

More:
Official Website - learn about CNN: Heroes on their home page
Orginization News - keep up with the news about this charity
Event Photos - view pictures of Salma at the November 2008 event


amFAR: The Foundation for AIDS Research
Became involved with the orginization 2005
Co-chair and helped raise $115,000 of donated items in 2008

Founded in 1985, amfAR is dedicated to ending the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research. With the freedom and flexibility to respond quickly to emerging areas of scientific promise, amfAR plays a catalytic role in accelerating the pace of HIV/AIDS research and achieving real breakthroughs. amfAR-funded research has increased our understanding of HIV and has helped lay the groundwork for major advances in the study and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Since 1985, amfAR has invested nearly $275 million in its mission and has awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.

What is HIV?

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It is the virus that causes AIDS. A member of a group of viruses called retroviruses, HIV infects human cells and uses the energy and nutrients provided by those cells to grow and reproduce.

What is AIDS?

AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It is a disease in which the body's immune system breaks down and is unable to fight off infections, known as "opportunistic infections," and other illnesses that take advantage of a weakened immune system.

Salma become active with amFAR in 2005. She attended the Cinema Against AIDS' Gala on May 19 at the Cannes Film Festival. Later in 2008 Salma became a co-chairs and took part in an auction suppoting amFAR. The auction was part of the Dubai International Film Festival, with all proceeds going to the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR). Some of the rare and exclusive lots included a Cartier ‘Salma Hayek’ Love Handcuff – customized especially for Cinema Against Aids Dubai – as well as other limited edition items. The one-of-a-kind Cartier Love Handcuff engraved with her autograph went for $80,000, also a walk-on role on the television show Ugly Betty that sold for $35,000. The second annual Cinema Against AIDS gala in Dubai raised $1.8 million that night.

AmfAR’s annual Cinema Against AIDS galas have generated nearly $44 million since 1993 for AIDS research. Thirty three million people live with AIDS worldwide.

More:
Official Website - learn about amfAR on their home page
Orginization News - keep up with the news about this charity
• Event Photos: 2005, 2008, - view pictures of Salma at the past year's events


Virgin Unite
Became involved with the orginization 2008

Virgin Unite is the working name of The Virgin Foundation, the independent charitable arm of the Virgin Group. Created by Richard Branson and Virgin employees in September 2004, Virgin Unite pools volunteering efforts from across the Virgin Group and its hundreds of subsidiaries and associated companies to grow the efforts of smaller grassroots charitable organizations. Partnered with more than a dozen charities worldwide the company also provides a resource through the Internet by serving as an online donation centre for those wanting to contribute.

The primary aims of the foundation are to make sustainable change through economic development towards tough social and environmental issues. These include addressing the issue of delivering healthcare to rural parts of Africa. Branson and Virgin underwrite all the operating costs of the organization, so 100% of contributions can be applied towards causes.

In October 2008 Salma attended the Hollywood, California Rock the Kasbah event showing her support for the charity.

More:
Official Website - learn about Virgin Unite on their home page
Orginization News - keep up with the news about this charity
Event Photos - view pictures of Salma at the October 2008 event


Stand Up To Cancer
Became involved with the orginization 2008

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is a charitable program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) established by media, entertainment and philanthropic leaders who have been affected by cancer. SU2C aims to raise significant funds for translational cancer research through online and televised efforts.

Notable personalities from film, TV, music and sports including Salma Hayek enlisted to be a part of the groundbreaking initiative aimed at raising funds to accelerate cancer research. Propelled by the historic, nationally-televised September 5th event simultaneously broadcast live and commercial free on ABC, CBS and NBC at 8pm EST and PST, a massive campaign went underway to unite the American people, raise funds, and build awareness for the significant advances in cancer treatment now within reach. This was be first simultaneous cross-network broadcast ever to raise funds for the fight against a disease.

More:
Official Website - learn about SU2C on their home page
Orginization News - keep up with the news about this charity
Event Photos - view pictures of Salma at the September 2008 telethon


Women In Film
Became an actress in 1993, a producer in 1998 and a director in 2003
Became involved with the orginization in 2008

Women In Film is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women achieve their highest potential within the global entertainment, communications and media industries and to preserving the legacy of women within those industries.

Founded in 1973, Women In Film and its Women In Film Foundation provide for members an extensive network of contacts, educational programs, scholarships, film finishing funds and grants, access to employment opportunities, mentorships and numerous practical services in support of this mission.

Salma was honored by Women In Film at the 2008 Crystal + Lucy Awards. As a producer/director/actress Salma takes women's rights in the entertainment industry very seriously and is striving for equal privileges. Perhaps Robert Rodriguez put it best when showing that women can do as much as men, "I always consider Salma Hayek for my projects, even for male roles."

For the industry of women behind the camera, Salma is currently serving as executive producer for Ugly Betty and is helping finance or produce several film projects with her production company "Ventanarosa" which she created in the late '90s. She wants to give a chance for herself and other Latino actors to get more versatile roles.

More:
Official Website - learn about WIF on their home page
Orginization News - keep up with the news about this charity
Event Photos - view pictures of Salma at the June 2008 black and white gala


First Star
Became involved with the orginization in 2007

First Star was founded in 1999 as a national 501 public charity dedicated to improving life for child victims of abuse and neglect. First Star’s co-founder and president, Peter Samuelson, is a motion picture executive who also founded the Starlight Children's Foundation in 1982 and the Starbright Foundation in 1990.

Salma Hayek who was pregnant with Valentina at the time, got a chance to try out her maternal instincts at the 4th annual First Star Celebration for Children's Rights in Santa Monica on June 2, 2007. Hayek joined Dakota Fanning and Debi Mazar for a kid-friendly afternoon of carnival games and live music to benefit First Star, which works to improve the lives of child victims of abuse and neglect.

More:
Official Website - learn about First Star on their home page
Orginization News - keep up with the news about this charity
Event Photos - view pictures of Salma at the September 2008 telethon


V-Day
Became involved with the orginization in 2002
Became a board member by 2008

V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM) and sexual slavery.

Salma Hayek met Eve Ensler (co-founder of V-Day) in 2002 when Salma performed in The Vagina Monologues at a benefit for my antiviolence movement, V-Day, at Harlem’s Apollo Theater. She performed a monologue called “My Short Skirt” and ultimately forged her relationship with the movement.
"When I was 18 I had a friend who was so cool. She was a straight-A student, sophisticated, studying architecture in college, someone I really looked up to. I was convinced she would become the president of Mexico. Then she fell in love, and this strong, knowledgeable girl became a victim of abuse. It shocked me to see how she got into the cycle and how it stole her soul away. That’s when I realized it could happen to anyone." - Salma Hayek
"In the six years I’ve been involved, I’ve seen V-Day grow from a play into a movement. I have performed monologues in many V-Days and am now a board member, helping to raise money and consciousness at fund-raisers. I am involved because I want women to know, in their dark hour, they are not alone. When they think nobody loves them or they’re disposable, or that it’s OK to die under those circumstances because they’re not important, I want them to know people care." - Salma Hayek
Salma has attended numerous events for V-Day, V-Day and Glamour Honor Women in Conflict Zones Working For Peace (2006), Special Screening Of "The Vagina Monologues" (2006) and V-Day Harlem (2002). She also appeared on the March 2008 cover of Glamour where she discussed her involvement.

More:
Official Website - learn about V-Day on their home page
Orginization News - keep up with the news about this charity
• Event Photos: 2002 (soon), 2006 and 2007 - view pictures of Salma at the previous year's events
Article - Glamour, April 2008 magazine article with Salma

Avon Foundation: Speak Out Against Domestic Violence
Became involved with the orginization in 2004, ended contractual run in 2008

Since it was founded in 1955, the Avon Foundation has been committed to the mission to improve the lives of women and their families. Now past the half century milestone, the Avon Foundation is a 501 public charity that brings this mission to life through two key areas of focus: breast cancer and domestic violence. From the initial $400 scholarship in 1955, Avon philanthropy has expanded globally and through 2008 exceeded $660 million raised and awarded worldwide.

In the years 2004-2008 Salma acted as a spokesperson for the Avon company and appeared in print ads and TV-commercials. With Miss Hayek being involved in the domestic violence-questions in Mexico, Avon thought that it'd be a good idea to sign Salma as a part of their profit to help the victims of domestic violence.
"I have such respect for Avon as a world-class leader in advancing women by providing economic and personal fulfillment, and by being a leader in women’s health. I have a personal commitment to the cause of domestic violence and I know that by joining forces with Avon and the Avon Foundation, we can truly make a difference to the important cause of domestic violence and bring hope and empowerment to women around the world." - Salma Hayek
So in 2006, the Avon Foundation teamed up with Salma Hayek and her foundation on the Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program, which includes free educational material, training programs, fundraising activities and public service announcements. Projects include the Need for Speed Relay Against Domestic Violence, the new Need for Speed Against Domestic Violence campaign in 2007 and a request for proposals for projects aimed at Helping Children of Domestic Violence.

Several events to raise money for the foundation has been held, and Salma has attended to support. The New York City premiere of After the Sunset was the first ever fundraising initiative for Speak Out Against Domestic Violence. The event raised more than $90,000 through ticket sales and a silent auction.

Although the Speak Out Against Domestic Violence foundation is very much still active, Avon ended their partnership with Salma in 2008. They introduced Reese Witherspoon as their first ever honorary Chairperson and she's since been leading work with them on its mission programs focused on breast cancer, domestic violence and emergency relief initiatives. Reese is also serving in the newly created role of Global Ambassador for Avon Products, Inc.

More:
Official Website - learn about the Speak Out campaign on the Avon home page
Orginization News - keep up with the news about this charity
• Event Photos: 2004 (soon), 2005 - view pictures of Salma at the previous year's events
Print Ads - view pictures of Salma's cosmetics print ads for Avon
Parnership Announcment - read the official press release back from 2004

Global Green USA
Became involved with the orginization in 2005

Global Green USA is the U.S. arm of Green Cross International. It is one of 30 national offices with over 70 professional staff worldwide. Global Green USA is a national environmental organization. Green Cross International is an environmental organization founded by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1993, building upon the work started by the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Green Cross International's mission is "to help ensure a just, sustainable and secure future for all by fostering a value shift and cultivating a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility in humanity's relationship with nature." This organization publishes a newsletter and also came out with a publication entitled "Antarctica: the Global Warning.". Thirty-one countries have established Green Cross National organizations which are part of Green Cross International.

Salma has attended three Global Green bashes: Global Green For Clean Energy Solutions (2005), Gorgeous and Green: An Ecofabulous Party Benefiting Global Green USA (2006) and the 5th Annual Global Green USA Pre-Oscar Party (2008). She says she tries to by organic clothes for her daughter when possible and finds the cause very important.

More:
Official Website - learn about Global Green on their home page
Orginization News - keep up with the news about this charity
• Event Photos: 2005, 2006, 2008 - view pictures of Salma at the previous year's events
Video - view an interview clip of Salma on the red carpet

Chrysalis
Became involved with the orginization in 2005

For 25 years, Chrysalis has helped over 30,000 people out of homelessness and poverty and on to the path toward self-sufficiency a t three centers located throughout Los Angeles County where poverty is most pervasive: downtown Los Angeles (Skid Row), Santa Monica, and in the San Fernando Valley (Pacoima).

Salma has attended the Chrysalis 5th Annual Butterfly Ball in June 2005 showing her support for the cause.

More:
Official Website - learn about Chryaslis on their home page
Orginization News - keep up with the news about this charity
Event Photos - view pictures of Salma at the June 2005 event


National Domestic Violence Hotline
Became involved with the orginization in 2006

The National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) was established in 1996 as a component of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passed by Congress, NDVH is a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention, information and referral to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends and families.The Hotline answers a variety of calls and is a resource for domestic violence advocates government officials, law enforcement agencies and the general public.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) honored a decade of answering calls in 2006 and saving lives by launching the first-of-its-kind Decade for Change Summit. This unprecedented gathering of corporate, private and government leadership was called together to develop a 10-year blueprint for change to significantly reduce domestic violence in America.
"The first time I saw domestic violence firsthand was when I was in Mexico, taking a walk with my family, and we came upon a man beating up this woman. My father intervened and fought the man and won. I remember thinking, Oh my God, my father is a hero. Then the woman turned around and started beating up my father. I couldn’t comprehend what was happening. After that I became very intrigued with what makes a woman stay in an abusive relationship: How does her spirit break?" - Salma Hayek
Following the day-long national Summit, the NDVH hosted a celebratory gala at Union Station in honor of the Hotline’s 10th anniversary and to recognize individual and corporate leadership in the movement to end domestic violence. The event was hosted by Court TV’s Catherine Crier, and included honorees like actress Salma Hayek, domestic abuse survivor Yvette Cade and Steve Largent, President and Chief Executive Officer of CTIA, The Wireless Foundation.

More:
Official Website - learn about NDVH on their home page
Orginization News - keep up with the news about this charity
Event Photos - view pictures of Salma at the October 2006 event


YouthAIDS / Aldo
Became involved with the orginization in 2006

YouthAIDS, an education and prevention program of PSI, uses media, pop culture, music, theatre and sports to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and reach 600 million young people in more than 60 countries with life-saving messages, products, services and care.

What is HIV?

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It is the virus that causes AIDS. A member of a group of viruses called retroviruses, HIV infects human cells and uses the energy and nutrients provided by those cells to grow and reproduce.

What is AIDS?

AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It is a disease in which the body's immune system breaks down and is unable to fight off infections, known as "opportunistic infections," and other illnesses that take advantage of a weakened immune system. Ashley Judd is the Global Ambassador for the YouthAIDS project. She joined in 2002 and in 2006 invited friend and Frida co-star for an Ambassador tour at drop-in centers and other life-saving programs in Central America.

Salma and Ashley went to Guatemala City, Guatemala and Managua, Nicaragua. They spoke with natives and eventually signed a joint declaration with Nicaraguan government officials committing their support for programs to fight HIV/AIDS. The ceremony took place in the office of President Enrique Bolanos. YouthAIDS is aimed at targeting youth ages 15-24. The orginization uses music and popular culture to spread the message of abstinence, delayed sexual relations, and fidelity and condom use for those sexually active.

Salma is very active in her struggle to raise awareness and funding for AIDS research. She is also a suppoter of the Aldo campaign, ONE and amFAR in addition to the YouthAIDs project.

More:
Official Website - learn about NDVH on their home page
Orginization News - keep up with the news about this charity
2006 Managua, 2006 Guatemala City Mayor, 2006 Conference - view pictures of Salma at the events


ONE
Became involved with the orginization in 2005

The ONE campaign which was created so that individuals can combat global AIDS and extreme poverty. It is based on the belief that even one person can make a world of difference. Created by a diverse coalition of faith-based and anti-poverty organizations, it engages Americans to speak out, one by one, against global AIDS and poverty.

AIDS and poverty are not just problems--they are epidemics of unheard-of proportions. Worldwide there are 14,000 new HIV infections every day, with 95 percent occurring in developing countries. More than 42 million people are living with AIDS, and 74 percent of these live in sub-Saharan Africa. In the developing world, more than 1.2 billion people live below the poverty line, earning less than $1 per day.

Salma appeared in the 2005 PSA. The video which was shot in black and white features Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Benicio Del Toro, Edward Norton and literally dozens of other high profile stars in the campaign. The celebrities each read out lines and Salma's is "But the problem is enormous."
"One by one, they step forward, a nurse, a teacher, a homemaker, and lives are saved. but the problem is enormous, every 30 seconds, one person dies, another 3 seconds, one more. the situation is so desperate in parts of africa, asia, even america that aid groups, just as they did for the tsunami, are uniting, as one, acting, as one. we can beat extreme poverty, starvation, aids, but we need your help. one more person, letter, voice, will mean a difference between life and death, for millions of people. please join us by working together. americans have an unprecedented opportunity, we can make history, we can start to make poverty history.. one by one, by one. please visit one at this address: www.one.org "we're not asking for your money, we're asking for your voice".
More:
Official Website - learn about ONE on their home page
Orginization News - keep up with the news about this charity
Video - download the PSA Salma was a part of


USO's "Operation Starlift"
Became involved with the orginization in 1999

The USO currently operates centers around the world, including numerous mobile canteens, located in the continental United States and overseas. The USO provides a variety of programs and services, including orientation programs, family events, travel assistance, free Internet and e-mail access, and recreation services.

One of the most legendary USO appearances of all time is Marilyn Monroe's appearance. The icon walked on stage into a light snow in a black slip of a dress, and enchanted a valley full of troops. Later, almost every GI who served in Korea would seem to remember being there.

In November 1999, the tradition of "Operation Starlift" tours was revived, when the USO and Johnny Grant brought Hollywood stars Salma Hayek, Danica McKellar, and Garrett Morris visited service members in Kosovo and Macedonia.

More:
Official Website - learn about the USO on their home page


Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Became involved with the orginization in 1998

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation seeks to prevent pediatric HIV infection and to eradicate pediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs.

Salma attended the 9th Annual "A Time For Heroes" Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Benefit back in 1998.

More:
Official Website - learn about the EGPAF on their home page


Revlon Walk for Women
Became involved with the orginization in 1998, ended contractual run in 1999

The Revlon Run/Walk is held in New York City and Los Angeles to benefit women's cancer charities. The event is a 5 kilometer (3 mile) course you may run or walk, plus a Health Expo. Celebrities often attend. The aim is to raise awareness and critical funds for women's cancers research, counseling and outreach programs.

As part of her Revlon Cosmetics campaign Salma had in 1998-1999 she appeared at various Revlon Walks througout 1998-2000.

Also part of her Revlon promotion, she attended the 8th Annual Fire and Ice Ball to Benefit Revlon UCLA Women Cancer Center in 1997.

More:
Official Website - learn about the Revlond Walk on their home page
Print Ads - view pictures of Salma's cosmetics print ads for Revlon

The United Negro College Fund
Became involved with the orginization in 2004

At a time when a college degree is what a high school diploma was to previous generations, the minimum entry-level requirement for almost every well-paying career, UNCF plays a critical role in enabling more than 65,000 students each year to attend college and get the education they want and deserve. To close the educational attainment gap between African Americans and the majority population, UNCF helps promising students attend college and graduate.

Salma, a supporter of diversity and equality attended Tribute to Quincy Jones hosted by The United Negro College Fund on September 11, 2004.

More:
Official Website - learn about the Revlond Walk on their home page


Others
Salma is also supporter of:

Raising Malawi
- Volunteer organisation which helps orphans in one of the poorest countries in the world (Malawi) by providing water, food, medical care and schooling.

Solar Neighbors Program
- A community program whereby celebrities enjoy and help bring attention to the benefits of solar power, and in partnership with BP, the Enterprise Foundation, and the Environmental Media Association, help low-income families use solar power to reduce their energy bills.

The Art of Elysium
- Encouraging working actors, artists and musicians to voluntarily dedicate their time and talent to children who are battling serious medical conditions.

Aldo: YouthAIDS - Hear No Evil. See No Evil. Speak No Evil Campaign
Every 15 seconds, a young person between the ages of 15-24 becomes infected with HIV/AIDS. Fifty percent of all new infections occur among this age group, and most do not know they carry this deadly virus. The simple act of buying a $5 Empowerment Tag Salma endorsed helps educate and protect a young person from HIV/AIDS for six months.

March of Dimes
Salma Hayek kicked off the March of Dimes $10 million, multi-year folic acid education campaign – by volunteering to be the first celebrity featured in a national public service ad campaign that has debuted in Elle and Harper’s Bazaar.