DALLAS – Oct. 3, 2015 – More than 1,200 people came to support The Mary Kay Foundation's mission to eliminate cancers affecting women and end the epidemic of domestic violence by participating in the 11th annual MK5K® and One Mile Fun Run.

The MK5K® has raised nearly $900,000 for The Mary Kay Foundation℠. Proceeds from the annual race combined with overall donations from Mary Kay Inc., corporate donors, individual contributors and Mary Kay independent sales force members, enables The Foundation to provide millions in grants each year to domestic violence shelters and support innovative cancer research projects at top medical schools and research facilities nationwide.

About The Mary Kay Foundation℠

The Mary Kay Foundation℠ was created in 1996, and its mission is two-fold: to fund research of cancers affecting women and to help prevent domestic violence while raising awareness of the issue.  The Mary Kay Foundation℠ has awarded $64.2 million to shelters and programs addressing domestic violence prevention and cancer researchers and related causes throughout the United States. To learn more about The Mary Kay Foundation℠, please visit www.marykayfoundation.org or call 1-877-MKCARES (652-2737).