Mia Farrow, Acclaimed Actress and Youth Advocate, Will be the Keynote Speaker At Planned Parenthood of Southeast Michigan's Seventh Annual Fundraising Luncheon on Wednesday, May 9, 2001 in Southfield

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Planned Parenthood of Southeast Michigan

    DETROIT, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Mia Farrow, an extraordinary actress,
 devoted mother and committed spokeswoman for children, will be in Detroit on
 Wednesday, May 9, 2001 to address the attendees at Planned Parenthood of
 Southeast Michigan's (PPSM) Seventh Annual Fundraising Luncheon.  The event
 will be held at St. John's Armenian Banquet & Conference Center, located at
 22001 Northwestern Hwy. at Southfield Road in Southfield.
     The noon luncheon program, which is expected to attract over 500 guests,
 will feature a special presentation on adoption as well as Ms. Farrow's
 keynote address.  Ms. Farrow will also meet with corporate and patron event
 sponsors at a private reception Tuesday evening, May 8.
     Perhaps best known for her starring roles in such movies as "Rosemary's
 Baby," "The Great Gatsby," "Hannah and Her Sisters" and "The Purple Rose of
 Cairo" as well as her breakthrough role in the classic television show,
 "Peyton Place," Ms. Farrow now devotes her life to humanitarian efforts and
 the care of her truly remarkable family of 14 children, ten of whom are
 adopted.  With a goal of helping the less fortunate children of the world,
 Ms. Farrow brings an unending source of courage, hope and spiritual strength
 to her role as both mother and activist.  Over the past several years, she has
 devoted her life to caring for orphaned children with challenging handicaps,
 sharing the benefits of her success with future generations.  Ms. Farrow
 reflects on her ever-evolving life journey, including overcoming a childhood
 battle with polio and a tumultuous, much-publicized personal life, in her
 memoir and candid bestseller "What Falls Away."
     Planned Parenthood of Southeast Michigan is celebrating its 79th
 Anniversary as a leading force in providing high quality healthcare and vital
 educational services to members of the metropolitan Detroit community.  PPSM's
 six local health centers provide a variety of services for women and men
 including Family Planning, HIV/AIDS Testing, Counseling, Treatment of Sexually
 Transmitted Infections, Cancer Screening, Mid-Life Services and Prenatal Care.
 PPSM's education department, whose goal is to help young people make
 responsible choices, offers innovative programs through Teen Theatre (stage
 performances where teens educate their peers), Baby Think It Over (which
 utilizes lifelike, computerized baby dolls to allow teenagers to experience
 the enormous responsibilities of parenthood), the Sexuality Resource Center
 (which offers pamphlets, journals, articles, books and videos) as well
 as the Speakers Bureau (which makes presentations to schools, youth groups and
 religious and civic organizations).
     This is the seventh consecutive year that Planned Parenthood of Southeast
 Michigan has hosted an annual fundraising luncheon.  The event's previous
 keynote speakers were outspoken AIDS activist Mary Fisher; former New York
 Times op/ed columnist and author Anna Quindlen; activist, actress and women's
 advocate Jane Fonda; former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. M. Joycelyn Elders, Sarah
 Weddington, the noted attorney who successfully argued the winning side of the
 historic "ROE vs. WADE" case before the U.S. Supreme Court and Bianca Jagger,
 noted international human rights activist.
     Individual ticket prices for the luncheon are $60 and must be purchased in
 advance.  To request an invitation or additional information about this year's
 PPSM Fundraising Luncheon, call 313-822-7285.
 
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    DETROIT, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Mia Farrow, an extraordinary actress,
 devoted mother and committed spokeswoman for children, will be in Detroit on
 Wednesday, May 9, 2001 to address the attendees at Planned Parenthood of
 Southeast Michigan's (PPSM) Seventh Annual Fundraising Luncheon.  The event
 will be held at St. John's Armenian Banquet & Conference Center, located at
 22001 Northwestern Hwy. at Southfield Road in Southfield.
     The noon luncheon program, which is expected to attract over 500 guests,
 will feature a special presentation on adoption as well as Ms. Farrow's
 keynote address.  Ms. Farrow will also meet with corporate and patron event
 sponsors at a private reception Tuesday evening, May 8.
     Perhaps best known for her starring roles in such movies as "Rosemary's
 Baby," "The Great Gatsby," "Hannah and Her Sisters" and "The Purple Rose of
 Cairo" as well as her breakthrough role in the classic television show,
 "Peyton Place," Ms. Farrow now devotes her life to humanitarian efforts and
 the care of her truly remarkable family of 14 children, ten of whom are
 adopted.  With a goal of helping the less fortunate children of the world,
 Ms. Farrow brings an unending source of courage, hope and spiritual strength
 to her role as both mother and activist.  Over the past several years, she has
 devoted her life to caring for orphaned children with challenging handicaps,
 sharing the benefits of her success with future generations.  Ms. Farrow
 reflects on her ever-evolving life journey, including overcoming a childhood
 battle with polio and a tumultuous, much-publicized personal life, in her
 memoir and candid bestseller "What Falls Away."
     Planned Parenthood of Southeast Michigan is celebrating its 79th
 Anniversary as a leading force in providing high quality healthcare and vital
 educational services to members of the metropolitan Detroit community.  PPSM's
 six local health centers provide a variety of services for women and men
 including Family Planning, HIV/AIDS Testing, Counseling, Treatment of Sexually
 Transmitted Infections, Cancer Screening, Mid-Life Services and Prenatal Care.
 PPSM's education department, whose goal is to help young people make
 responsible choices, offers innovative programs through Teen Theatre (stage
 performances where teens educate their peers), Baby Think It Over (which
 utilizes lifelike, computerized baby dolls to allow teenagers to experience
 the enormous responsibilities of parenthood), the Sexuality Resource Center
 (which offers pamphlets, journals, articles, books and videos) as well
 as the Speakers Bureau (which makes presentations to schools, youth groups and
 religious and civic organizations).
     This is the seventh consecutive year that Planned Parenthood of Southeast
 Michigan has hosted an annual fundraising luncheon.  The event's previous
 keynote speakers were outspoken AIDS activist Mary Fisher; former New York
 Times op/ed columnist and author Anna Quindlen; activist, actress and women's
 advocate Jane Fonda; former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. M. Joycelyn Elders, Sarah
 Weddington, the noted attorney who successfully argued the winning side of the
 historic "ROE vs. WADE" case before the U.S. Supreme Court and Bianca Jagger,
 noted international human rights activist.
     Individual ticket prices for the luncheon are $60 and must be purchased in
 advance.  To request an invitation or additional information about this year's
 PPSM Fundraising Luncheon, call 313-822-7285.
 
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