Planned Parenthood of Southern New England holds the inaugural Hartford Cares about Health… A Choice Affair at the Riverfront Boathouse in Hartford, Connecticut


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Published: | Updated: 05.03.13

Lizz Winstead(New Haven, CT) On Thursday, May 9, 2013, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) will present the inaugural Hartford Cares about Health…A Choice Affair. This entertaining evening will take place from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Riverfront Boathouse, 20 Leibert Road, Hartford, CT with a Sponsor’s Reception taking place from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Lizz Winstead, comedian, activist and co-creator and former head writer of "The Daily Show" will host the event.

Winstead is known for her progressive ideas and her commitment to creating a public conversation around women’s health. As co-creator of The Daily Show, co-founder of Air America Radio, and author of Lizz Free or Die her humorous, analytical slant on the news cycle — one based on questioning authority and identifying the real drive behind the issues — has not only influenced a growing generation of writers, reporters and broadcasters but also inspired thousands of women and men to speak-up about their own experiences.

An advocate and friend to Planned Parenthood, Winstead has toured the nation with her profound comedy show, "Planned Parenthood: I Am Here for You". Recently, she joined elected officials, supporters, sponsors and advocates at PPSNE’s annual Ocean State CHOICE Affair in Rhode Island for an evening of laughter and compassion.

"Lizz Winstead has proven to be such a great friend to Planned Parenthood," said Judy Tabar President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England. "She is so entertaining and passionate about our mission. We just had to share her with Connecticut as well."

All proceeds from Hartford Cares about Health…A Choice Affair go directly to care for PPSNE patients who receive high quality health care, regardless of their ability to pay. Annually, PPSNE serves close to 70,000 men, women and teens, providing a range of critical, life-saving health care services, including breast cancer screenings, Pap tests, birth control, and STD/STI testing and treatment.

Hartford Cares about Health…A Choice Affair will feature an evening filled with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, comedy and camaraderie while celebrating the important work of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England. This special event is open to the public. For more information or to purchase tickets go to and register online; or contact Laurie Diorio at (203) 865-5158.


Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) is one of the region’s largest providers of family planning and reproductive health care services. Since 1923, PPSNE has evolved into an organization with 18 health centers in Connecticut and Rhode Island, delivering care to nearly 70,000 patients annually, and 90 percent of the services provided are preventive.

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