While she's up to her ears in roommate drama, The Hills star Lauren Conrad still finds time for a cause close to her heart – dating violence.
Part of the profits from Mark, the beauty / accessories line she promotes for Avon, will be donated to groups involved in stemming dating violence.
NOTE: We're not entirely sure what constitutes "dating violence." Just domestic violence, but ... on dates? Is this a known, common phenomenon?
In any case, Lauren Conrad writes on her MySpace celebrity blog:
"I have partnered with Mark in its first initiative, aimed at ending the cycle of dating abuse and violence. Women ages 16-24 experience the highest rates of partner violence, and mark and I want to change that statistic."
The 22-year-old LC will serve as honorary co-chair of a panel that will select up to five organizations that will receive the funds.
Twenty dollars from every $22 "Have A Heart" necklace sold by the cosmetics line will help fund the project, Lauren Conrad said, adding:
"Abuse is a devastating cycle. By purchasing this necklace for yourself and your friends, you'll support the cause and raise awareness."
For her next charitable endeavor, LC is heading a task force** aimed at stemming "Parental Cashing-in Syndrome." Look out, Lynne Spears!
** - no, she's really not