|SARASOTA, FL — Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida presents its 47th Annual Dinner Celebration at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium (801 N. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota) at 6 p.m., on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.
The annual dinner – the organization’s largest fundraising event – celebrates Planned Parenthood’s work on behalf of sexual health, women’s reproductive rights and prevention education and outreach throughout its 15-county service area. Guests will enjoy a tribute to Planned Parenthood’s performance troupe The SOURCE; dinner catered by Michael’s On East; a silent auction; an insider’s view of the latest news from Barbara Zdravecky, president/CEO; and hear from celebrity guest speaker, comedian Lizz Winstead, long-time supporter of Planned Parenthood.
Lizz Winstead is producer, co-creator and former head writer of “The Daily Show.” She is one of the top political satirists in America and Air America Radio co-founder. As a performer, Lizz brought her political wit to “The Daily Show” as correspondent, and later to the radio waves co-hosting “Unfiltered,” Air America Radio’s mid-morning show, where she brought on board Hip Hop legend Chuck D and political journalist Rachel Maddow. With close to 60,000 Twitter followers, Lizz’s talents as a comedian and media visionary have also been recognized by The New York Times, The Washington Post, in Entertainment Weekly’s 100 most Creative People issue and has brought numerous television appearances, including “Comedy Central Presents” and as a regular contributor for MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” and “The Joy Behar Show.”
A press conference and private sponsor reception will take place before the dinner at the Art Center Sarasota. Sponsors and members of the media will mingle with special guests, members of the event committee and Planned Parenthood executives.
This year’s Co-Chairs are Drs. Allison Silver, Hardy Schwartz, Krista Toomre and Harold Johnson. The Auction Chair is Frank Buffone. Planned Parenthood is grateful to its media partner, Sarasota Magazine, and major corporate sponsors including Gulf Coast Community Foundation.
Image attached: Lizz Winstead, photo credit – Mindy Tucker
To set up phone interviews, please contact Laura Coyle 941-365-3913×1157
47th Annual Dinner Celebration
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
6 pm Cocktails, Silent Auction & Condom Grab Bag
7 pm Dinner & Program
Tickets: $175 per person.
For more information or tickets, call 941.365.3913 ext. 1124 or visit MyPlannedParenthood.org
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, Inc., an affiliate of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. began operations in 1966 and presently provides vital reproductive health services and comprehensive sexuality education to women, men and teens in Sarasota, Manatee, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Ft. Myers, Lakeland and Winter Haven. The mission of Planned Parenthood is to ensure the right of all individuals to manage their sexual and reproductive health by providing direct services, education and advocacy. Go to www.myplannedparenthood.org for more information or call (941) 365-3913.