Planned Parenthood of Southern New England’s Annual Luncheon Raises $606,000 for Women’s Reproductive Health

It was a memorable afternoon for the 550 attendees of the annual Spring Luncheon to benefit Planned Parenthood of Southern New England. Held at the Stamford Marriott in early in April, the event brought together people from all across Fairfield County in support of women’s reproductive health.

Comedian Jane Condon kept things rolling as Congressman Jim and Mary Himes came on stage to receive the 2018 Community Impact Award from Amanda Skinner, new president and CEO of PPSNE; Ali Walensky, a young breast cancer patient, updated her story about how Planned Parenthood saved her life; and speaker Faye Wattleton, the youngest and first African American woman to head the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (1978 to 1992) got a standing ovation.

With co-chairs Erica Buchsbaum, Julie Church, Danielle Eason, Diane McEnroe, Donna Moffly and Sheila Mossman at the helm, the luncheon raised over $606,000 for PPSNE, which serves 72,000 patients across Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Co-chairs Sheila Mossman, Danielle Eason, Donna Moffly, Erica Buchsbaum, Diane McEnroe. (Missing from photo Julie Church) Photo: Bob Capazzo

Co-chairs Sheila Mossman, Danielle Eason, Donna Moffly, Erica Buchsbaum, Diane McEnroe. (Missing from photo Julie Church) Photo: Bob Capazzo

Alessandra Messineo Long, Leah Marmon. Photo: Bob Capazzo

Alessandra Messineo Long, Leah Marmon. Photo: Bob Capazzo

Bobbie Hopkins, Helen Bingaman and Cynthia Blumenthal. Photo: Bob Capazzo

Bobbie Hopkins, Helen Bingaman and Cynthia Blumenthal. Photo: Bob Capazzo

Hilary Watson, Karen Mehra, Eunice Burnett, Nicole Heath Photo: Bob Capazzo

Hilary Watson, Karen Mehra, Eunice Burnett, Nicole Heath Photo: Bob Capazzo

Speaker Faye Wattleton, Jane Carlin. Photo: Bob Capazzo

Speaker Faye Wattleton, Jane Carlin. Photo: Bob Capazzo

Jane Condon. Photo Allie Dearie Photography

Jane Condon. Photo Allie Dearie Photography

David Rosmarin, Tom Athan, Matt Buchsbaum, David Leibowits Photo: Bob Capazzo

David Rosmarin, Tom Athan, Matt Buchsbaum, David Leibowits Photo: Bob Capazzo

Marie-France Kern, Kathy Heidt. Photo: Bob Capazzo

Marie-France Kern, Kathy Heidt. Photo: Bob Capazzo

Bob Capazzo and Susan Ness. Photo: ALLIEDEARIEPHOTOGRAPHY

Bob Capazzo and Susan Ness. Photo: Allie Dearie Photography

Bobbi Hanson, Hilary Stark. Photo Bob Capazzo

Bobbi Hanson, Hilary Stark. Photo Bob Capazzo

Helen Pardoe, AnneMarie Rothe. Photo Bob Capazzo

Helen Pardoe, AnneMarie Rothe. Photo Bob Capazzo


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