Cybill hosts the 50 AND FABULOUS gala benefit

Cybill hosts the 50 AND FABULOUS gala benefit
50 And Fabulous:

Celebrating 50 Years of the Birth Control Pill and the Advances of Women

Date: Monday, October 18th, 2010
Time: 6:00PM – 9:30PM
Place: The Pierre Hotel, New York City

50 years ago the birth control pill, now known simply as “The Pill” was introduced to the world in what is now acknowledged as one of the most important inventions in the last century.

On Monday, October 18, 2010, Teva Women’s Health will mark the culmination of a year’s worth of attention on the 50th anniversary of The Pill with a historic event at New York’s Pierre Hotel. The gala will honor those women and men who have made major contributions toward ensuring that future generations will continue to have access to education and employment opportunities and keep the playing field level through advances in women’s health. Proceeds from this important evening will benefit some the of the leading not-for-profit organizations who have worked tirelessly as advocates to empower women and improve their reproductive healthcare.

The gala will afford notable dignitaries, iconic women’s health advocates, business leaders, luminaries of the arts and society and leaders of prominent organizations an opportunity to come together to commemorate the immense impact The Pill has made in transforming culture and the lives of women over the last fifty years. Equally important, the gala will be a celebration of what lies ahead for women and the importance of not taking this freedom for granted.

The Gala will feature a cocktail reception, a unique timeline installation tracking 50 years of women’s progress, a seated dinner, an honoree program recognizing extraordinary women and men, remarks by special guests, and entertainment.

Celebrate the twin revolutions of women’s reproductive health and advancement over the last 50 years with a historic celebration.
Provide insights into how many of the advances of women in the past 50 years have been made possible by The Pill.
Honor iconic leaders and key people to highlight women’s advancement and give them an opportunity to tell their stories together in context with The Pill.
Attract national and international media attention for the issues of women’s reproductive health and related services by leveraging strong celebrity participation around this occasion.
Raise substantial funds for various not-for-profit organizations working to provide advocacy and services in the fields of reproductive and other women’s health issues.
Articulate with one unified voice that the progress of women is closely tied to their reproductive health.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.

For more than 90 years, Planned Parenthood has promoted a commonsense approach to women’s health and well-being, based on respect for each individual’s right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning.

Planned Parenthood is a respected leader in educating Americans about reproductive and sexual health. We deliver comprehensive and medically accurate information that empowers women, men, teens, and families to make informed choices and lead healthy lives. Planned Parenthood is proud of its vital role in providing young people with honest sexuality and relationship information in classrooms and online to help reduce our nation’s alarmingly high rates of teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. More than 1.2 million youths and adults participate in Planned Parenthood educational programs every year.

National Institute for Reproductive Health

The National Institute for Reproductive Health is an innovation institute for reproductive health care. We offer breakthrough education programs and advocacy strategies proven to expand access to quality reproductive health care. We work with state and local leaders to design new approaches that will remove barriers and improve reproductive health care for all women.

PROFAMIL: Rebuilding Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinics in Haiti

As a leader in the field of sexual and reproductive healthcare, PROFAMIL has provided low-cost, quality services since 1984. PROFAMIL operates clinics in Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, and Port-de-Paix that provide family planning, early detection of breast and cervical cancer, pre-and-post natal services, and voluntary counseling and testing for HIV/AIDS. In rural areas, a network of health promoters and mobile health clinics provide family planning and basic care, often providing the only healthcare available in these remote communities.

Because of a large increase in patients, skyrocketing rent costs, and insufficient workspace, PROFAMIL is relocating the clinics in Port-au-Prince and Jacmel. The new clinics will allow PROFAMIL to provide expanded services to clients through more consultation rooms, and on-site laboratories.