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MARCH 28, 2003
1:26 PM
CONTACT:  Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Adina Wingate Quijada of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, 917-282-5488
Planned Parenthood Salutes Visionary Leaders in the Fight for Reproductive Freedom
WASHINGTON - March 28 - Leaders of the media and arts and entertainment industries will join Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) staff and volunteers from across the country for the organization's annual gala, Planned Parenthood Honors: A Salute to Courage, Integrity, and Leadership. The evening will feature the PPFA Maggie Awards, recognizing courage and excellence in covering reproductive rights and health care issues.

Gloria Feldt, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and author of Behind Every Choice Is a Story, will host the event. Presenters and honorees include actor Annabeth Gish; actor and talk show host Cynthia Garrett; television shows Six Feet Under and Everwood; the film Real Women Have Curves; and the Human Rights Watch Web site. The evening will conclude with the presentation of our highest honor, the Margaret Sanger Award, to Jane Fonda, a passionate advocate for reproductive rights and a leader in the field of teen pregnancy prevention.

WHAT: Planned Parenthood Honors

WHEN: Saturday, March 29
7-11 p.m.

WHERE: Hilton Portland, Portland, Oregon

The PPFA Maggie Awards are named for Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. The star-studded awards gala culminates Planned Parenthood's national conference.

Accredited media will be admitted at the discretion of Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood(r) Federation of America is the nation's largest and most trusted reproductive health care organization. Planned Parenthood affiliates serve nearly five million women, men and teenagers every year.


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