The Annual Spring Gala is PPM’s premier fundraising event. Each year, hundreds of supporters gather to celebrate the important and critical work of one of Maryland's largest reproductive healthcare providers. The event features delicious gourmet hors d'oeuvres, specialty cocktails, live music, an exciting silent auction, raffle prizes and Betty Tyler Award presentation. This year, PPM will honor the 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
Planned Parenthood of Maryland bestows the Betty Tyler Award on exceptional trailblazers for women's health and reproductive justice. The first award was given in 1988, and past awardees include Senator Delores G. Kelley, Frances B. Phillips, RN, MHA, Delegate Peter A. Hammen, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, Congressman Elijah Cummings and former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley. Dr. Sarah Weddington will receive the 2018 honor for demonstrating outstanding leadership in protecting and advancing reproductive rights in Maryland. On January 22, 1973, Weddington won the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade; the Court ruled that the U.S. Constitution guarantees women the choice to continue or terminate a pregnancy.
Thursday, April 12 at 6:30pm to 9:30pm
American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230