Missy Elliot has been
tapped to be the national spokesperson for Break The Cycle, a non-profit organization
that works with youth to end domestic violence.
"I know how
domestic violence can affect a family and I want to do everything I can to stop
it from happening to others," Elliot said. "The most important thing
we can do is teach kids that they can break the cycle."
Elliot will lead
a $5 million dollar campaign to raise funds and awareness for Break the Cycle
and their cause.
Elliot will include
information about the organization on the inserts of her new album, This is
Not a Test! and will hit the road for the "Where My Girls At?" tour.
Proceeds from that
initiative will also benefit the Break the Cycle organization.
"We are deeply
moved by her level of commitment to our organization and are optimistic about
her ability to bring this important issue to the attention of America’s youth,"
said Meredith Blake, founder and CEO of Break the Cycle.
The project kicked
off last month, when Elliot and Break the Cycle were honored in Lifetimes Television’s
"Times Square Project."
Each week Lifetime
Television honors a woman, man and organization as part of the campaign and
features them on signs in New York’s Times Square.