Alba, Holmes support campaign to end violence against women

January 13th, 2008 - 5:04 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Tom Cruise
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A number of stars including Jessica Alba, Katie Holmes and Rosario Dawson are supporting a charity, which aims at ending violence against women.

The actresses attended a luncheon in Los Angeles on Thursday (10Jan08) to celebrate the 10th anniversary of V-Day - a global effort to help victims of domestic violence.

Holmes, who is said to have given a very emotional speech at the fundraiser gala, was inspired to join the campaign by Paula Wagner, a business associate of her husband Tom Cruise.

“It’s important for women to support each other and communicate with each other and be each other’s friends. We should be working on stopping violence for people, for everyone,” Contactmusic quoted Holmes, as saying.

However, it was Alba who lifted the mood by reading a poem and cracking jokes about her pregnancy and growing size.

“If you guys don’t know, I’m pregnant. You’re all women. I think you understand your breasts are engorged and your stomach is getting bigger by the second,” she said.

V-Day will celebrate its anniversary with a two-day event at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, in April (08). (ANI)

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