What Do Pro Mujer, Salma Hayek Pinault, V-Day, Redbook and “Puss in Boots 3D” All Have in Common?

By Joshua Cramer-Montes, Director of Communications

The stars were out at last night’s exclusive advanced screening of “Puss in Boots 3D” hosted by Redbook magazine and Mexican actress, director and humanitarian Salma Hayek Pinault. The event, which was held at the stunning Hearst Tower in New York City, included a cocktail reception and a silent auction of – you guessed it – more than 40 pairs of boots from top designers including Stella McCartney, Gucci and Tory Burch. Proceeds from the auction went to Pro Mujer and V-Day in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Salma Hayek Pinault and Pro Mujer CEO Rosario Pérez at the NYC premiere of "Puss in Boots 3D."

A long-time Pro Mujer supporter, Salma Hayek Pinault served as Honorary Chair of our “Giving Women Credit” benefit held in New York City in November of 2010. In addition, Salma has helped us expand our pediatric and maternal care services in Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru through her generous donations.

Redbook magazine's Editor-in-Chief Jill Herzig, Salma Hayek Pinault and Rosario Pérez

Prior to the screening, Salma took to the stage to talk about her role in the film as “Kitty Softpaws,” a de-clawed outlaw. To watch Salma’s intro as well as her mention of Pro Mujer around the 5:30 mark, please click here.

“Puss in Boots 3D” also stars Antonio Banderas and Zack Galifianakis and hits theaters on October 28th.