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V-Day at The Hammerstein, Featuring Jane Fonda, Marisa Tomei, Cynthia Nixon, Rosie Perez, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Isabella Rossellini


Save The Date! V-Day NYC Fund Raising Event Announced:

Gala, Star-Studded Evening Of Dinner And Performances to Take Place Saturday, February 16.

New York, NY -- January 22, 2002 - V-Day, the global movement to stop violence against women and girls, today announced its major fundraising event for 2002 -- V-Day 2002 at the Hammerstein - on Saturday, February 16. A gala, star-studded evening of cocktails, dinner and performances featuring Jane Fonda, Marisa Tomei, Cynthia Nixon, Glenn Close, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Rosie Perez, Cynthia Garrett, Swoosie Kurtz, Julie Kavner, Isabella Rossellini and V-Day Artistic Director and Founder Eve Ensler ("The Vagina Monologues", "Necessary Targets") will accompany the announcement of V-Day's 2002 awardees and Stop Rape Contest winners.

Evening schedule - Doors open at 7:00PM: Cocktails, Presentations and Performances, Dinner, Music, Dancing and Dessert.

Tickets can be purchased via phone# (212) 921-9070. Tickets from $500.

**For media coverage, please contact Susan Celia Swan, press (at)**

V-Day 2002 at the Hammerstein sponsors include Bloomberg, Carole and Lisa Pittelman, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Lifetime Television, Liz Claiborne Inc., Philip Morris Companies, Suze Orman, and Tampax

Since it began five years ago, V-Day has evolved from one day - Valentine's Day -- into a 13-week calendar of events and social action campaigns. From January 24 - April 20, 2002, more than 800 benefit productions of Ensler's play, "The Vagina Monologues," are confirmed in theatres, community centers, houses of worship, and college campuses around the world. In cities and provinces from Washington, DC to Shanghai, China; Harlem, NY to Nova Scotia, Canada; from Duluth, MN to Cebu City in the Philippines, an international chorus of voices will rise up to entertain and empower, as women realize V-Day's mission to stop violence against women and girls.

About V-Day

V-Day is a global movement that helps anti-violence organizations throughout the world continue and expand their core work on the ground, while drawing public attention to the larger fight to stop worldwide violence (including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), sexual slavery) against women and girls.

V-Day is also a day (on or around Valentine's Day in February), for which annual theatrical and artistic events are produced around the world to transform consciousness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. Each year, V-Day promotes a series of innovative productions, events and initiatives that are identified collectively as V-Day and the year (i.e. V-Day 2001, V-Day 2002, V-Day 2003...).

V-Day, a non-profit corporation, distributes funds to grassroots national, and international organizations and programs that work to stop violence against women and girls. In just five years, V-Day has raised over $7 million and was recently named one of Worth Magazine's "100 Best Charities."

V-Day 2002 sponsors and marketing partners:

To date, V-Day's 2002 corporate sponsors include Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Lifetime Television, Liz Claiborne, Marie Claire, and Tampax.

V-Day's 2002 marketing partners include Eziba (V-Day's exclusive retailer:, Karen Neuburger (V-Day pajamas),Sundari, and Vosges Haut-Chocolat.
The "V" in V-Day stands for Victory, Valentine, and Vagina.


Susan Celia Swan #(917) 538-8366, press (at)

Jerri Lynn Fields #(914) 835-6740, jerrilynn (at)