Missy Elliot Leads Fight Against Domestic Abuse

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.