Lauren Conrad Works to Curb Dating Violence

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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.

Lauren Conrad, Holly Montag

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

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I LOVE THE HILLS AND I THINK THAT IT IS GREAT THAT LAUREN IS ACTUALLY DOING SOMTHING THAT BENIFITS THE TEENS AND WOMAN THAT IDOLIZE HER.

Lauren Conrad Biography

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Laguna Beach, California
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Lauren Katherine Conrad

Lauren Conrad Quotes

Someone with a great sense of humor is the most important thing, and someone who really supports me in everything I do... I don’t ever want to make an excuse for trying to work hard and having my own life. I love a guy that supports that and loves that.

Lauren Conrad [on men]

I don’t feel girly without long hair! There is something so sexy about having long blonde hair. It’s so feminine.

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