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2010 Choice Affair Luncheon Series

Planned Parenthood holds successful Choice Affair Luncheon series

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Published: | Updated: 01.28.10

            In recognition of the 37th anniversary of ‘Roe v. Wade’ Planned Parenthood hosted a number of events in four of the counties it serves, attracting donors and advocates to show their support and learn about the challenges our clients face accessing reproductive health services and information. 

            Our Choice Affair Luncheons this year featured Dr. Carol Cassell, a nationally recognized leader in the field of sexuality who is well known through her national research work with the CDC (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and as the former Director of Education for Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Dr. Cassell discussed the ramifications of teen pregnancy and the need to provide our teens with the information they need to make safe and responsible choices.She is currently conducting research for an upcoming book titled: “Beyond Knocked Up: The Price We All Pay for Unplanned and Unwanted Pregnancies.”

 

Manatee

Our 3rd Annual Manatee Choice AffairLuncheon brought 170 friends together to share stories and hear about the goals for the new Manatee Healthy Teens Coalition, primarily to bring comprehensive sex education to Manatee County.

(Front row) Rabbi Elaine Glickman, Lori Dorman, Renee Shopoff and Jodi Esteban; (back row) Maggie Mooney-Portale, Anita Holec, Linda DiGabriele, event chair Sue Revell and Laurie Baker

Lee

More than 100 showed their support for Planned Parenthood at the Choice Affair event held at the Island Inn on Sanibel Island. 

Pinellas

More than 80 guests heard Carol’s call to action at The Sunset Ballroom of the Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, which honored State Representatives Bill Heller and Rick Kriseman for their commitment to reproductive freedom and support for access to birth control and comprehensive sex education.

(From l-r) Keynote speaker Dr. Carol Cassell (center) with Pinellas Board member Marielle Westerman and former Pinellas Board members Wendy Durand, Ann Baranco Lee and Peg Silvergleid

 

Hillsborough

Approximately 200 guests gathered at Maestro’s in downtown Tampa to hear energizing words from Dr. Carol Cassell as well as to honor State Senator Arthenia L. Joyner for her commitment to reproductive freedom and support for access to birth control and comprehensive sex education.

(From l-r) Keynote speaker Dr. Carol Cassell (second from left) with event co-chairs Marsha Sherman Fisher, Rachel Tilow and Sara Golding Scher

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