Planned Parenthood Annual Celebration October 18th

Co-Creator of The Daily Show, Comedian Lizz Winstead featured speaker

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SCHENECTADY, NY (10/10/2012)(readMedia)-- Co-creator of The Daily Show, comedian Lizz Winstead will be the featured speaker Wednesday evening, October 18th at Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson's Annual Celebration in Saratoga Springs.

Outraged by a year of intense legislative assaults on women's health care, Lizz Winstead resolved to help Planned Parenthood raise funds. As part of her nationwide stand-up tour – Planned Parenthood, I Am Here For You! - comedian, writer, producer and self-described "troublemaker" Winstead will entertain and inspire supporters at Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson's event.

Election year hook: This week Winstead launched to combat the "hundreds of creepy laws passed that strip away a woman's right to privacy and access to healthcare."


Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson


Annual Celebration and Awards event raises funds to support Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson's health centers.

WHEN: Thursday October 18, 2012 at 05:30PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
WHERE: Saratoga National Golf Club
458 Union Ave.
Saratoga Springs, New York

Reporters may interview Lizz Winstead as early as 3:00-4:00 p.m. to make the evening news! Call Linda Scharf at 598.9867 to make arrangements.

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.* 

*Winstead's first book, Lizz Free or Die, comprised of essays of her personal and professional experiences, hit bookshelves this spring. Comedian Lewis Black says, "Lizz Winstead is a comic laser beam: smart, funny, and honest."