Planned Parenthood Teaches Students to School Peers on Health Advocacy

OUTLOOK photo A group of Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley peer advocates discuss updates on their school action project.
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A group of Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley peer advocates discuss updates on their school action project.

Even bipartisan groups agree that health care is complicated, but a contingent of local students is keeping it simple at a grass-roots level, taking charge of their own care through a peer-to-peer education program at Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley.
Now in its fourth year, the nonprofit organization’s Peer Advocacy Program has reached youth across 16 school districts in the valley, teaching students how to become their own best advocates when it comes to access to reproductive health care. So far, 38 students have completed the program, but those kids have, in turn, touched a host of others at their schools by creating public service announcements and sharing brochures about the broad range of free services available at PPPSGV.
The program is growing quickly, with 25 students — the largest group ever — participating this year. Continue reading “Planned Parenthood Teaches Students to School Peers on Health Advocacy”

Planned Parenthood Pasadena’s Fall Benefit is Oct. 1

Photo courtesy Planned Parenthood Some Planned Parenthood Pasadena’s Fall Benefit Patron Committee members gearing up for the Oct. 1 fundraiser include (from left) Ceinwyn Clark, Angela Visca, Deborah Williams, Nick Taylor, Mary Blodgett, Board Chair Sally De Witt, Laura Fleming, event co-chair Yvonne Zaro, event co-chair Stephanie McLemore, President/CEO Sheri Bonner, Debra Beadle and B.J. Kirwan Hanna.
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Some Planned Parenthood Pasadena’s Fall Benefit Patron Committee members gearing up for the Oct. 1 fundraiser include (from left) Ceinwyn Clark, Angela Visca, Deborah Williams, Nick Taylor, Mary Blodgett, Board Chair Sally De Witt, Laura Fleming, event co-chair Yvonne Zaro, event co-chair Stephanie McLemore, President/CEO Sheri Bonner, Debra Beadle and B.J. Kirwan Hanna.
Dr. Willie Parker
Dr. Willie Parker

Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley will hold its annual Fall Benefit on Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Langham Huntington Hotel. The event begins at 6:30 p.m.
A tradition since the 1960s, the group’s Fall Benefit is the organization’s signature fundraiser and welcomes 400 of the region’s top philanthropists and community leaders each year.
The Fall Benefit raises essential funds to support Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley’s four health centers located in Pasadena, Eagle Rock, Alhambra and Glendora. Each year, more than 60,000 patients visit, in addition to 11,000 opportunities for sex and relationship education that occur at local schools and colleges.
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