There’s one thing you need to have a movement. Lots of people. In addition to friends like you, we’ve had the good fortune to have some great organizations partner with us to advance our cause. They help us reach people and goals that would be difficult to attain on our own. They, and their employees, lend their time, resources and expertise to building nationwide support for women who are trying to quit smoking.

Circle of Friends is a program of the American Legacy Foundation. The foundation was established as a result of the historic 1998 tobacco settlement. We’re a national, independent public health foundation dedicated to building a world where young people reject tobacco and anyone can quit. We emphasize efforts like grant awards, research initiatives, marketing campaigns, training programs, and collaboration with others that reach young people, women and other high-risk groups.

In 2002, as part of our effort to raise awareness about tobacco’s effects on women, the foundation launched an advertising campaign featuring messages to loved ones from real women suffering from tobacco-related disease. The ads directed readers to a quitting information line and Web site.
www.americanlegacy.org

Mark, the new beauty experience from Avon, celebrates young women and the mark they’re making in the world. Building on Avon’s 100+ year heritage of empowering women through entrepreneurship, mark encourages young women to make friends, make money and make a difference.

Mark is lending tremendous support to Circle of Friends by raising awareness through their network of mark representatives and raising funds through sales of the Sunburst Necklace. Their partnership provides an invaluable opportunity to reach a younger generation of women with our message.
www.meetmark.com

New York Women’s Agenda (NYWA) is a coalition of over 100 diverse women’s organizations, representing professional, educational, civic, economic, and neighborhood-based interests, who collaborate to achieve common goals on issues affecting women and their families. Today, nearly 100,000 women who belong to these various organizations find their collective voices are stronger because of their affiliation with NYWA.

NYWA’S MISSION:
• To advocate for the interests of New York City women in public policy decisions that affect their lives.
• To increase women’s participation in public policy discussions on economic, political and social issues.
• To support our member organizations.
www.nywa.org

Bally Total Fitness is the nation’s most popular operator of fitness centers with over 420 fitness clubs in 29 states. In addition to providing a comprehensive approach to fitness, Bally features programs that are particularly helpful when women are trying to quit smoking, including a wide range of group exercise classes such as Pilates, kick-boxing, yoga, group cycling and Power Flex, among others. Bally has also generously agreed to spread the Circle of Friends social support message throughout its fitness centers.

With their nationwide support, and the proven effectiveness of exercise as a tool in the fight against smoking, Bally Total Fitness will be a great ally in our efforts to help women overcome their tobacco addiction.
www.ballyfitness.com

i-Bella’s revolutionary new line of hair care products are formulated to help protect hair from sun, pollution and thermal styling damage with its unique age-defying, color safe sun protection system.

To launch i-bella’s Home & Body Collection debuting this fall, and as part of i-bella’s dedication to creating innovative products developed specifically for women, select i-bella salons nationwide will sell the Circle of Friends® Sunburst key chain for the month of October. All proceeds from key chain sales will be donated directly to the Circle of Friends program, to help women live smoke-free.

i-bella, headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, first launched in Florida and has since expanded to include Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and South Carolina. For more information about i-bella hair care products, call 1-888-6-i-bella or visit www.i-bella.com