To help launch its national campaign against violence, Lifetime Television
will help sponsor benefit performance 'V-Day 2001' Saturday (Feb. 10), the
network said Tuesday.
Performers including Oprah Winfrey, Glenn Close, Rosie Perez, Jane Fonda,
Calista Flockhart and Marlo Thomas are expected to appear in a live performance
of playwright Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues at Madison Square Garden
in New York.
Proceeds will go to the V-Day Fund, which distributes financial support to
groups that fight violence against women.
Video clips featuring interviews with some of the performers will be posted
this weekend on www.lifetimetv.com.
Other V-Day sponsors include Hearst Magazines, Marie Claire, Liz Claiborne
Inc. and Women.com Networks Inc.
In its anti-violence efforts, Lifetime is also partnering with the NOW Legal
Defense and Education Fund, The Family Violence Prevention Fund and the National
Task Force to End Sexual Domestic Violence Against Women.