Planned Parenthood: Celebrating 50 Years Strong

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Over 550 guests enjoyed dinner and cocktails, bid on fantastic silent auction items (including the famous condom grab bags), and helped celebrate 50 years.  The Celebration was be held under a tent on the grounds of the Powel Crosley Estate.

Event Chairs: Barbara Banks, Roger & Patricia Courtois, W. E. Chip Gaylor, Felice Schulaner & Dennis Rees

Special Guest Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
Since joining Planned Parenthood in 2006, she has expanded its advocacy for access to health care and ensured that Planned Parenthood played a pivotal role in shaping health care coverage and services for women under the Affordable Care Act. In 2011, she led an unprecedented nationwide campaign to preserve access to Planned Parenthood preventive care through federal programs. Under her leadership, the number of Planned Parenthood supporters has doubled, reaching seven million.

Before joining Planned Parenthood, she served as deputy chief of staff for House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. She began her career organizing low-wage workers in the hotel, health care, and janitorial industries throughout California, Louisiana, and Texas. She and her husband Kirk Adams have three children and reside in New York City.


About Us

The mission of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, Inc. is to ensure the right of all individuals to manage their sexual and reproductive health by providing medical services, education and advocacy.

Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, an affiliate of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. began operations in 1966 and presently provides vital sexual health services and comprehensive sexuality education to women, men and teens throughout southwest and central Florida. Our commonsense approach to health and well-being is based on respect for each individual’s right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning.

Medical services include lifesaving cancer screenings, birth control, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, breast health services, vasectomies and more. Planned Parenthood is also committed to providing comprehensive, age-appropriate and medically accurate sexuality education, and advocating for policies that enable Americans to access comprehensive reproductive and sexual health care, education, and information.

We seek a world in which all individuals have equal rights, dignity and privacy; where sexuality is expressed with honesty, equality and responsibility. We believe that every child should be a wanted and cared for child, and that the decision to bear children (or not) is private and voluntary.

Planned Parenthood’s sexual health services are individualized and confidential. We are dedicated to serving, educating, and protecting the confidentiality of women, men and teens seeking medical care. Health centers are welcoming to all, regardless of race, ancestry, national origin, creed, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, income or age. One in five American women has chosen Planned Parenthood for health care at least once in her life and we are committed to continuing to earn your trust.

Health centers are conveniently located throughout our region and are open during daytime, evening and weekend hours. Planned Parenthood is here for you no matter what.

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