Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Great Stuff Coming up for Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood



Coming up with Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood

Galentines Day!
Channel your inner Leslie Knope and come join us on Tuesday, February 13th at the Savoy Tap Room in Albany for a fabulous evening celebrating Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood! We'll have raffles, prizes, live music, food, and drink specials going throughout the evening.

Tickets are $15.00 in advance, and $20.00 at the door. Each ticket comes with 3 raffle tickets - additional raffle tickets are $5.00. All proceeds benefit the Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood.

Thank you to Assemblywoman Pat Fahy for emceeing, and Savoy Taproom for hosting. We can't wait to see you there

Get your tickets HERE
 Savoy Tap Room
201 Lark Street Albany, NY
Tuesday, February 13, 2018


“The Vagina Monologues”

Cafe 217 in Albany for the 11th year will host an evening of a three-course meal and a staged reading of Eve Ensler’s play “The Vagina Monologues.” Scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 through 20 at the cafe, located at 12½ Delaware Ave., the program costs $35 per person, plus tax and tip. The event is presented by ABB Event Productions, which since launching the performances has donated a portion of the proceeds, so far totaling $23,000, to Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood.

Reservations are required; call 518-253-9821.

 Cafe 217
 121/2 Delaware Avenue,Albany, NY 12208
February 18 to 20
 



#CelebrationForChoice
 
For more than forty years, the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed that under Roe v. Wade, the constitution protects every woman’s right to make her own personal medical decisions about abortion. The landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case was decided on January 22nd and each year we hold our Celebration For Choice event around this time in commemoration.

This event honors leaders in our community who work to promote reproductive justice and protect access to health care. Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood supporters, including local and state legislative leaders, clergy, health care and women’s health advocates will attend this annual celebration to commemorate the 45th anniversary.
 
We hope you will join us and our supporters at this remarkable occasion on
Thursday, February 22nd 2018 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
 
 The Renaissance Albany Hotel
144 State Street
Albany, NY 12207



“10 Inches for Planned Parenthood” Art Auction and Fundraiser

Art auction and cocktail event to raise money for Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood. Music by the amazing Honey Slider! The event is being hosted by Albany Sister March Action Group and The Hollow Bar + Kitchen.

For more information, visit the Facebook page HERE!

If you are interested in submitting a 10 inch by 10 inch original artwork, please visit this FORM. 
 
 The Hollow Bar and Kitchen.
Wednesday, February 28
6 PM - 9 PM


#RegisterToday
 

Join Reproductive Health Advocates from Across New York State!

Our reproductive health care and rights are under constant attack, but YOU can make a difference. Mark your calendar now to save the date for New York State’s Day of Action for reproductive health on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at our state capital, Albany, NY.
There is no charge for our state’s Day of Action which includes:
  • Educating lawmakers on reproductive health care issues 
  • Lunch 
  • Planned Parenthood rally 
  • Pre-event educational webinar 
Don’t miss this – plan now to use YOUR VOICE in Albany on 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018.
 




Monday, January 22, 2018

45 Years of Roe v Wade!


45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

#45thAnniversary of Roe v. Wade
 
Today is the 45th Anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, giving women across the country the right to access safe, legal abortion. This year, leading up to our annual Roe v. Wade Reception, Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood will be hosting a series of FREE film screenings on access to abortion and reproductive health care across the country. 

Our first screening will be of Birthright: A War Story. Birthright is a feature length documentary that examines how women are being jailed, physically violated and even put at risk of dying as a radical movement tightens its grip across America. The film tells the story of women who have become collateral damage in the aggressive campaign to take control of reproductive health care and to allow states, courts and religious doctrine to govern whether, when and how women will bear children. This is the real-life “Handmaid’s Tale.”

Our FREE SCREENING of Birthright will be held TONIGHT on the 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Monday, January 22nd at Albany Law College.
 
GET YOUR FREE TICKETS NOW!

 The Dean Alexander Moot Court Room
4th floor at Albany Law
80 New Scotland Ave, Albany
Film starts at 6:15pm, panel discussion to follow



#CelebrationForChoice
 
For more than forty years, the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed that under Roe v. Wade, the constitution protects every woman’s right to make her own personal medical decisions about abortion. The landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case was decided on January 22nd and each year we hold our Celebration For Choice event around this time in commemoration.

This event honors leaders in our community who work to promote reproductive justice and protect access to health care. Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood supporters, including local and state legislative leaders, clergy, health care and women’s health advocates will attend this annual celebration to commemorate the 45th anniversary.
 
We hope you will join us and our supporters at this remarkable occasion on
Thursday, February 22nd 2018 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
 
 The Renaissance Albany Hotel
144 State Street
Albany, NY 12207


#RegisterToday
 

Join Reproductive Health Advocates from Across New York State!

Our reproductive health care and rights are under constant attack, but YOU can make a difference. Mark your calendar now to save the date for New York State’s Day of Action for reproductive health on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at our state capital, Albany, NY.
There is no charge for our state’s Day of Action which includes:
  • Educating lawmakers on reproductive health care issues 
  • Lunch 
  • Planned Parenthood rally 
  • Pre-event educational webinar 
Don’t miss this – plan now to use YOUR VOICE in Albany on 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018.
 

Photos from the 2018 Women's March in Albany













Thursday, January 11, 2018

Poor Body Image May Result in Infrequent Breast Self-Exams

US News Reports:
"Our findings suggest that greater breast size dissatisfaction is significantly associated with less frequent breast self-examination, lower confidence in detecting breast change and greater delay in seeing a doctor following breast change," Prof Viren Swami said. 
"Promoting greater breast size satisfaction may be a means of empowering women to incorporate breast self-examinations and breast awareness into their health practice. And promoting greater breast awareness may be a useful means of helping women view their breasts in more functional terms, rather than purely aesthetic terms," he said.
While these reports may be discouraging, they're not terribly surprising.  We already know that people who are overweight may have difficulties and fears about getting a checkup, and the visits can leave patients feeling even more unhappy with themselves if they've been told things they don't want to hear by their doctor.

However, it's particularly sad to me that one can be so disappointed by their own physical appearance that they don't even want to touch themselves to ensure their own health and safety. It's easy to preach that we need to take care of ourselves; that we only get one body and we need to cherish it, but I know that it's easier said than done. 

Be kind to yourself. Remember, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime; that's more than 266,000 new cases expected in 2018 alone.  Early detection is of vital importance. Here is some more information on breast self-exams from the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  Women need to perform them regularly not only for detection, but so that we can get to know the topography of our breasts so it's more apparent if something unusual appears. Personally, I have a card hanging in my shower to remind me, and I try to check at least once a week.  Don't forget!


Monday, December 18, 2017

Surviving the Holidays Workshop and Potluck -- THIS WEDNESDAY!

#SurvivingTheHolidays

Practice self-care this holiday season! 


Don't forget to join us in our Albany Conference Room for a Surviving the Holidays : Workshop and Potluck THIS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20th! Learn how you can be your own personal holiday hero and practice self-care at the table. We will share some of our favorite holiday treats so, sign up for the potluck here, we will host a workshop on diffusing difficult conversations and close out our evening with an all level self-care yoga and guided meditation session (bring your own yoga mat!) hosted by Delaney Rives!
 

Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood Conference Room
855 Central Avenue, 3rd Floor
Thursday, December 20th
6-8pm