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It was a great kick-off to the summer on Sunday, May 29 at Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic’s (PPHP) 28th Annual East End Benefit. More than 320 guests enjoyed delicious food from Almond Restaurant, and tasty beverages from Casa Dragones Tequila, Channing Daughters Winery, and Montauk Brewing Company. Held at Steven Klein’s West Kill Farm in Bridgehampton, special guest award-winning actor Martha Plimpton spoke to the crowd about the importance of women and men having places like Planned Parenthood to go to for their health care needs and how we need to destigmatize abortion.

Music from Jesse Harris with Star Rover, DJ Twilo, and Jack & Eliza kept the guests entertained as they mixed and mingled with each other. In addition to raising $222,000 for PPHP’s health care services and education programs through sponsorship packages and tickets, guests also donated more than $28,000 for PPHP’s new, state-of-the-art health center being planned for Riverhead.

 “It was a wonderful event,” said Reina Schiffrin, President/CEO, Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic. “We had a fabulous turnout and on behalf of everyone at PPHP I extend our appreciation to all our supporters and the outstanding co-chairs Bonnie Buckner, Michael Halsband, Tracey Loggia, and Jill Scheuer.”

A limited edition of signed Mary Heilmann’s Sunset Beach print, made especially for Planned Parenthood, are still available for purchase for $1,000 by contacting Jenifer Van Deinse at (631) 240-1128.  We wish to thank the Mary and Dick Solomon of Pace Prints generously underwriting this unique opportunity so that 100% of the purchase price will benefit PPHP’s services and programs.


Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, Inc.


June 01, 2016