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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Celebrate Generations of Access to Reproductive Health Care at PPIL's Generations Gala!

On May 2, 2013, join Planned Parenthood of Illinois in celebrating generations of work towards expanding access to reproductive health care at our annual Generations Gala. Last year we had hundreds of supporters come out for the event and we expect an even greater turnout this year!

Sandra Fluke
Cecile Richards
This year, we will be honoring Sandra Fluke with the Margaret Wiley Carr Bright Horizons Award. This award recognizes the next generation of influential activists in the reproductive health movement. As many of you know, Sandra Fluke came to national attention last year when a male Congressional committee prohibited her from testifying on a question of women’s health. Continuing her public advocacy, she currently speaks to audiences across the country, in addition to her legislative policy work.

Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America will also be joining us at the event to talk about the latest issues reproductive health care is facing on a national level. Since joining Planned Parenthood in 2006, Cecile has expanded the organization’s advocacy power and developed a unified national web presence receiving 33 million online visits annually. A frequent commentator on women’s rights, reproductive health, and sex education, she is a contributor to the Huffington Post and serves on the board of the Ford Foundation.

Elliot and Frances Lehman
We are privileged to honor the Lehman Family for the generations of support they have given to the reproductive health care movement. Based in Chicago and building on the example of their parents and grandparents, Elliot and Frances Lehman, the Lehman family has for generations been dedicated to the pursuit of civil rights and economic and social justice in their personal, professional, volunteer and philanthropic lives through the generations. High among their priorities has been access to and availability of quality, affordable health care. Planned Parenthood of Illinois is deeply grateful to the Lehman Family and privileged to honor their sincere and invaluable commitment to the women, men, and teens we serve.

We're looking forward to celebrating and hope you can join us!

Generations Gala details:

Thursday, May 2, 2013

5:00 PM | VIP Reception with Special Guests, Cocktails, and Light Hors d’Oeuvres
6:00 PM | Program
7:00 PM | Reception with Cocktails, Hors d’Oeuvres, Mission Market, and Silent Auction

Chicago’s Historic Navy Pier Grand Ballroom
600 E. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

VIP Ticket: $500
Regular Individual Ticket: $150
Next Generation Ticket (35 and under): $100
Sponsorship opportunities: $1,000 to $25,000

Tickets are on sale! Buy your tickets online or call 312-592-6832. For more information visit

This post was created by Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL). PPIL provides comprehensive reproductive healthcare services and education to more than 60,000 Illinoisans each year. Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA) is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of PPIL.

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