TJ Viljoen will don a bowtie on Stella Fella Friday (August 16) to raise funds and awareness to combat human trafficking.

LexisNexis® Pacific has been a major supporter of PROJECT FUTURES, a not-for-profit organisation globally combating human trafficking and sexual exploitation since their inception in 2009.

LexisNexis CEO, TJ Viljoen will again take part in PROJECT FUTURES' 'Stella Fella Friday' on August 16th by wearing a bow tie to showcase his support for the 2013 Stella Fella campaign, the proceeds of which will raise funds for anti-human trafficking projects in Australia through the Salvation Army.

"Stella Fella Friday is the day we celebrate the men in our lives; the unsung heroes, the quiet achievers and the 'nice guys'. By wearing a bow tie on August 16, we send a message to men everywhere; it's time to step up and accept the challenge of becoming a role model in the community and bring an end to exploitation," said Stephanie Lorenzo, Founder and CEO of PROJECT FUTURES.

"LexisNexis are one of our biggest corporate advocates. TJ believed in PROJECT FUTURES from the very beginning and saw the potential of what his company could bring to the issue of human trafficking as one way to advance the rule of law on a daily basis," said Lorenzo.

"Our partnership with PROJECT FUTURES not only provides an outlet for the business to act responsibly, but exposes our employees to these real issues and allows them to get involved on an individual level through our LNCares committee or by taking volunteer leave," said Viljoen. "I definitely expect to see LexisNexis employees trade in their ties for bowties on Stella Fella Friday."

LexisNexis is committed to advancing the rule of law on a global scale. They see business as a responsibility to ensure they are working together to improve the lives of others — be it by championing ethical corporate behaviour and business practices, minimising the company's environmental footprint, or providing a positive workplace environment.

"It's not just a golden handshake. It's about rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty. Or in this case, wearing a bowtie," said Viljoen.

Stella Fella bow ties are available now to purchase online and from PROJECT FUTURES' volunteers around the Sydney CBD on Stella Fella Friday, August 16. To purchase a bow tie, nominate a Stella Fella or find out how you can get involved, visit www.stellafella.com.

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Kelsey Halseth
Public Relations Manager, LexisNexis Pacific
Tel: +61 2 9422 2036
Email: kelsey.halseth@lexisnexis.com.au


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