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Daily Show Writer Headlines Planned Parenthood Dinner

The 47th Annual Dinner Celebration is one of Planned Parenthood's largest fundraisers.

Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida will host its 47th Annual Dinner Celebration at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Tr., March 5 at 6 p.m.

The annual dinner – the organization’s largest fundraising event – celebrates Planned Parenthood’s work on behalf of sexual health, women’s reproductive rights and prevention education and outreach throughout its 15-county service area.

This year Lizz Winstead, a comedian, will be the celebrity guest speaker at the dinner catered by Michael’s On East. Winstead is producer, co-creator and former head writer of “The Daily Show.”

She is one of the top political satirists in America and Air America Radio co-founder. As a performer, Winstead brought her political wit to “The Daily Show” as correspondent, and later to the radio waves co-hosting “Unfiltered,” Air America Radio’s mid-morning show, where she brought on board Hip Hop legend Chuck D and political journalist Rachel Maddow.

There will also be a tribute to Planned Parenthood’s performance troupe The SOURCE. Barbara Zdravecky, Planned Parenthood's president/CEO will also update attendees on the latest news.

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A press conference and private sponsor reception will take place before the dinner at the Art Center Sarasota. Sponsors and members of the media will mingle with special guests, members of the event committee and Planned Parenthood executives. A silent auction will trake place during the dinner.

Event Summary:

47th Annual Dinner Celebration

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

6 pm Cocktails, Silent Auction & Condom Grab Bag

7 pm Dinner & Program

Tickets: $175 per person. 

For more information or tickets, call 941.365.3913 ext. 1124 or visit MyPlannedParenthood.org

Richard M. Swier February 10, 2013 at 12:51 PM
The annual celebration of death comes to Sarasota. Since Roe v Wade America has killed over 55 million workers. Only the former Soviet Union and Communist Chine have killed more of their fellow citizens than America. We have surpassed the genocide of Adolf Hitler. The only difference is here we celebrate this accomplishment.
Bill February 10, 2013 at 05:28 PM
This is total and offensive nonsense. Planned Parenthood works to prevent unwanted pregnancies and their frequent terminations. If you are against any and all abortions you should support PP, not spout hateful garbage. Or are you also opposed to their other principal mission--promoting and protecting women's health?
Kathryn Baker February 10, 2013 at 08:22 PM
I see Mr. Swier is jumping on board with his usual type of comment.

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