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2013 Celebrate Our Right to Shoes

We would like to extend a huge thank you to our 2013:


Honorary Hosts

Honorary Committee

Thanks so much to all of the supporters, friends, sponsors, honorary committee members and hosts who helped make the 2013 Right to Shoes such a success! More than 400 supporters gathered to enjoy gourmet food and drink and to participate in a charity auction with over 100 items, including exclusive ticket packages to Orioles and Ravens games, a Key West vacation, and an African Safari.

With the funds raised by this event and charity auction, PPM continues to serve more than 40,000 Maryland women, men, and families each year.

View pictures from our fabulous event and enjoy a few of our favorites below:

Guests heard personal and moving remarks about the long history of PPM from an impressive array of speakers including: Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, US Congressman John Sarbanes, Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler, Comptroller Peter Franchot, and Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot.

One highlight of the event was the presentation of the Betty Tyler Award to Fran Phillips. In honor of a long-serving Board Member and volunteer, each year PPM bestows our Betty Tyler Memorial Award to a Maryland leader who exemplifies the highest care and protection of women's rights in our state.

A new feature that proved popular was the "You Are Not in Her Shoes" cam, modeled after famous red carpet cameras where guests were asked to show-off their fancy footwear on our mini red carpet. Even Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake jumped in on the fun! Nearly 100 guests had their picture taken to show that you can't make a health care decision for anyone else - "You are not in her shoes." You can see a collection of these photos here.

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2013 Celebrate Our Right to Shoes