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Monday, November 15, 2010

Champaign Remodeling Kick-Off!

Yesterday, Planned Parenthood of Illinois staff, the PPIL Board of Directors, and high school teens from PPIL’s local Teen Awareness Group gathered at the Planned Parenthood health center at 302 E. Stoughton St. in Champaign to kick-start the construction of a new state-of-the-art facility.

The $2.3 million building project will allow PPIL to expand its reproductive health care services and patient base in the Champaign area. Currently, the Champaign health center has more than 11,000 patient visits annually and offers services ranging from gynecological exams, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment, clinical breast exams, birth control services, men’s health services, and much more.
Plans for the remodeled health center include updated exam rooms, waiting areas, and education programming rooms for PPIL’s Teen Awareness Group. The updated facility will also allow PPIL to potentially introduce new services to the Champaign area, including LEEP, hysteroscopic sterilization, vasectomies, and endometrial ablation.

PPIL has been awarded with a Kresge Foundation challenge grant for the health center remodeling. In order to receive the $250,000 grant, PPIL must raise an additional $600,000 by January 2011.  To make your donation today, call our development department at 312-592-6800.  To learn more about donations to PPIL, click here.

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