In making the announcement COO Andree Simon said, “We are delighted Emily has agreed to work with our organization We have always admired her acting career and passion to make a difference and she will help inspire the thousands of women we serve.”
In her new role Emily Deschanel will be embracing Women for Women International’s 2012 Mothers Day Campaign.
“As a new mother, and a woman who cares deeply about helping women in war torn countries I am honored to support an organization which continues to help tens of thousands of women living in some of the harshest environments in the world,” said Emily.
The 2012 Women for Women International Mothers Day campaign highlights the stories of some of the strong, resilient mothers among the organization’s program participants. The stories told are of mothers who, in extraordinary circumstances, seek to make a better life for their children. This particular campaign attempts to speak to women as mothers, sisters and daughters, and are highlighted by asking supporters to make a donation in honor of the special women in their lives. As Emily explained, “I have so much admiration for Women for Women International as they are not only working to help our generation, but future generations as well.”
Emily Deschanel currently stars on FOX’s hit series, Bones opposite David Boreanaz as the real-life forensic anthropologist, Kathy Reichs. With the series currently in its seventh season, Deschanel has also served as a co-producer on Bones since the start its third season, and as producer since the middle of the show’s fourth season. Her performance on the series has earned her a Satellite Award, Teen Choice Award and People’s Choice Award Nominations. Deschanel has also starred in several films on the big screen including Stephen King’s Rose Red, Cold Mountain, The Alamo, Boogeyman and Glory Road and was named one of “six actresses to watch” by Interview Magazine in 2004.
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