National Dating Abuse Prevention Organization Nominated for 2012 American Giving Awards

Until December 4, Vote on Facebook or Via Chase Account to Help Break the Cycle Win $1,000,000

Los Angeles, CA (December 3, 2012) – A leading national voice in the prevention of dating violence, Break the Cycle has been nominated in the 2012 American Giving Awards. Break the Cycle is one of five charities representing the “Youth Developer” category and the only domestic violence organization nominated in the award show’s history.

As part of the Awards, Chase is giving away $2,000,000 in grants to five charities. Supporters can help dedicate Chase funds to promoting healthy relationships by voting for Break the Cycle on Facebook and for Chase customers, through their banking portal ( Voting is open from now until December 4, 2012 at 11:59:59 PM, EST.

“It is an honor to be nominated for the American Giving Awards. Chase’s support of this issue has been vital to our mission to raise awareness about dating abuse with teens and young adults across the country,” said Marjorie Gilberg, Executive Director for Break the Cycle. “This is an amazing way to share the message that all young people deserve safe and healthy relationships, no matter who they are, where they live or who they love.”

If selected, Break the Cycle plans to launch the new “Take 5:Give 5” campaign, engaging young people to spend 5 minutes getting the facts about dating abuse and then pass life-saving information and resources on to five friends or family members. Their goal is to activate the voice of one million teens to promote healthy relationships across the country.

Previously, Break the Cycle had been selected through public vote as a “Top 100” Charity in the 2011 Chase Community Giving Challenge.

The American Giving Awards air Saturday, December 8 at 8/7CST on NBC.

How You Can Help

Help Break the Cycle receive up to $1 million by simply visiting their American Giving Awards page then casting your vote. If you have a Chase account, you can case a second vote at