August 7th Race for Choice Luncheon & Silent Auction

Event benefits patient services at local Planned Parenthood

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (07/22/2013)(readMedia)-- Enjoy a glass of champagne poolside and live music at the 13th annual Race for Choice luncheon and silent auction at Union Gables in Saratoga Springs, Wednesday, August 7, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


This event's highly anticipated silent auction of 40 new and vintage hats - perfect to wear at the races or on the town - is a Race for Choice exclusive. No other summer Saratoga event offers this.

Equestrian Artwork

This year's Race for Choice event features new, fabulous equestrian themed pieces of artwork for auction:

• a framed lithograph by Peter Max, iconic artist of the psychedelic 1960s.

• an original framed watercolor by Saratoga native Bob Ewell, whose art transforms everyday backstretch activities into an extraordinary visual experience.


The stunning gardens and beautiful fountains at Union Gables make this a spectacular venue for this summer as guests enjoy wine, champagne and an elegant luncheon catered by Kim Klopstock's The Lily & The Rose.


Race for Choice embraces the celebrated tradition of wearing fashionable hats at the races while raising much-needed funds to support Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson's A.C. Riley Center in Saratoga Springs. Each summer, backstretch workers and other track employees visit this health center for medical services including annual exams, cancer screening, birth control, and testing/treatment of sexually transmitted infections to stay healthy.


Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson's Race for Choice will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Union Gables Bed & Breakfast, 55 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Tickets are $100, $75 for first time attendees, and $50 for young professionals who are 35 and under.


For reservations or more information please visit or contact the Development Office at 518.374.5353, ext. 226. Reservations requested by August 5th.