Visiting the Windy City for a good cause, Zoe Saldana was the main attraction at the AVON Believe World Tour event in Chicago, Illinois on Friday (April 29).
The "Avatar" actress joined up with Avon Chairman and CEO Andrea Jung to take the stage at the nationwide tour celebrating Avon's 125th anniversary.
Of the effort, Miss Saldana said, "I am excited to join Avon during the Believe World Tour and am proud to be affiliated with a company committed to raising awareness in Chicago and all around the world for important health-related and social issues such as breast cancer, domestic violence and emergency relief. Avon's ongoing dedication to women is unmatched."
During the festivities, Zoe and Miss Jung awarded a $60,000 Avon Foundation for Women grant to Chicago-based Family Rescue, Inc. to support its services for domestic violence victims and their families in the Chicago area.
Joyce Coffee, Executive Director of Family Rescue, Inc., said of the generous gift, "The statistics in Chicago are sobering. In 2010 there were 30 domestic violence-related deaths in the Chicago area. Last year, Family Rescue, Inc. provided services to 1,917 Chicago area domestic violence victims and their families. We are so grateful for Avon's generosity and support to help us continue our essential work in the fight to end domestic violence."