(Miami) - On April 14, over 130 Planned Parenthood supporters attended the 4th Annual Tradition of Choice Luncheon. The event featured Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, as the keynote speaker.
Ms. Richards shared her experience from the trenches of health care reform, providing an update on what health care reform means for reproductive health, for women and for Planned Parenthood affiliates across the nation. Richards has been president of Planned Parenthood since 2006. She has extensive experience organizing in support of health care, reproductive freedom and social justice. She is the founder of America Votes, served as deputy chief of staff for then-Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and established the Texas Freedom Network.
The Annual Tradition of Choice luncheon raises funds for Planned Parenthood’s Teen Time program which provides adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 with sexual health education and access to life saving health care. In 2009 alone this program served 22,362 teens.
Long-time Planned Parenthood supporters, Ruth and Jack Admire served as event chairs for the luncheon. “We were honored to serve as co-chairs for the Tradition of Choice Luncheon,” says Mrs. Admire. “We were especially delighted that Cecile Richards joined us as the keynote speaker.” Mr. Admire is equally thrilled to support Planned Parenthood. “Planned Parenthood’s Teen Time program provides vital, life-saving services for teens in our community. Miami teens need as much support possible – from education to health care – to be the best they can be.”
EVENT: 4th Annual Tradition of Choice Luncheon, Benefiting Planned Parenthood’s Teen Time Program
EVENT CHAIRS: Ruth and Jack Admire
SPEAKER: Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America
WHEN: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 11:30 AM
WHERE: The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables
The mission of Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast is to provide comprehensive sexual health care through the provision of clinical services, education and advocacy. We do so by understanding and responding to the needs of those seeking our services, and by protecting and respecting the essential privacy rights, dignity and culture of each individual.
Judith Selzer (786) 594-4740
April 14, 2010