Planned Parenthood is paying tribute to reproductive health and rights advocates who have made significant contributions to the advancement of women’s health care through their work promoting prevention and family planning.
The awards gala and dinner is the highlight of the 2009 Planned Parenthood National Conference. This year the National Conference is hosted by Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas and gala co-chairs are Ginni and Richard Mithoff.
The 2009 Planned Parenthood Federation of America Margaret Sanger Award, the organization’s highest honor, will be presented to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who has been a champion of women’s health and rights throughout her public service career.
Co-hosting the event with Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards is Hillary's friend from the campaign trail (oh and Ugly Betty star) America Ferrera.
Reports are saying that during the VIP reception, State Representative Carol Alvarado will introduce Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee, who will then introduce Hillary.