Last year, nearly a dozen teens in Rockland County completed a training program to provide health and sexuality information and referrals to their peers. The Teen Information and Peer Services (TIPS) program provided 123 training programs to more than 2,800 youth. These educators, or TIPSters, are part of Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic’s (PPHP) educational programming in Rockland County which provided an additional 128 programs to 1,700 participants in 2014.
On Thursday, June 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, PPHP will host its Rockland Benefit at a private home in Blauvelt, NY. This two-hour cocktail party includes a silent auction with items such as massages, theater and ballet tickets, private yoga and pilates sessions, jewelry, and more.
All proceeds benefit PPHP’s education programs in Rockland County, including a full-time educator in Spring Valley and the TIPS program. Sponsorship packages range from $250 to $2,500 and individual tickets are $90, with a young professional ticket at $40 for ages 35 and under. Tickets must be purchased in advance. To purchase tickets visit www.pphp.org/2015RocklandBenefit, or call (914) 467-7337.
In addition to its education programs, PPHP’s health center in Spring Valley provided vital health services to women, men, and teens through more than 5,700 patient visits. These visits included cancer screenings, birth control, testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STI), HIV testing, prenatal care, pap tests, medication abortion, and more. For more information about PPHP’s services and this event, visit www.pphp.org.
June 03, 2015