Nov. 14 Annual Celebration & Awards for Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson

Kathleen Turner, featured speaker

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SCHENECTADY, NY (11/09/2011)(readMedia)-- Award-winning actress Kathleen Turner is the featured speaker Monday, November 14th at Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson's Annual Celebration in Saratoga Springs. Ms. Turner will discuss how women and men can play a leading role in life faced with unprecedented state and federal attacks on reproductive rights.

As the chair of Planned Parenthood's Board of Advocates (nationally), Ms. Turner will announce a new initiative "Women are Watching" linked to 2012 elections. She has testified before Congress on family planning funding, raised funds and served as a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, advocating for women's reproductive rights.

Three outstanding local supporters will receive the "Giraffe Award," which recognizes them for "sticking their necks out" for Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson.

Held at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, 191 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, the Annual Celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres and cash bar, followed by 6:45 remarks and awards, and concludes at 8:30 p.m. with desserts and book signing.

Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson provides health services to more than 23,000 women and men each year at 13 health centers in the Capital Region and Mohawk Valley. Services include annual exams, birth control, cancer screening, HIV testing, and testing/treatment for sexually transmitted infections. PPMH is a trusted community resource for sexual health information.

Locations: Amsterdam, Clifton Park, Cobleskill, Glens Falls, Granville, Herkimer, Johnstown, Oneida, Rome, Saratoga, Schenectady, Ticonderoga, Utica.