The Goddess Prom - an annual benefit party for Planned Parenthood of Greater TX
Prom Blog (comments are moderated)

April 2014

Who's Rebecca, anyway?...


I'm always amazed how this Prom thing continues to grow every year... especially this year, since we're going to be at The North Door!  It's an awesome venue with a great local flavor.  They also have quite a big publicity machine in place over there (soon you might begin to see posters around town for The Goddess Prom, as well as ads in the Chronicle and Statesman); it's amazing to me to see it in action.

Since Prom is getting so much more exposure, I've been getting some emails lately from people who want to know who it is that organizes this whole Prom shindig...

Hiya.  <waves!>    I'm Rebecca.     :-)

I own my own floral design studio, Bella Fiori.  I specialize in weddings and event design, and I've been in business since 1997.  My experience in the wedding industry means I have access to a network of other event professionals, and I use those contacts to organize the Prom every spring.

Why Planned Parenthood?  They were there for me.  I was able to get birth control pills at a price I could afford, all through college.  They even let my boyfriend (now my husband) come with me to my very first exam.  I was 19.  They were compassionate and took good care of me.  Later, when I could afford to pay them more, I did. 

It makes me sick to see hatefulness toward women.  Hateful policies, hateful agendas...  Grr!  Now that I have the resources, I do what I can to organize events that I hope can help Planned Parenthood do their important work.


Hey, when it doesn't matter what you do, all that matters is what you do...



With thanks to YOU for coming on this awesome adventure with me,

-Rebecca




Planned Parenthood Saved Me


An example of how supporters of Planned Parenthood are powerful when we band together.


Re-posted from the blog Planned Parenthood Saved Me:

"I have to have my second colpo in a year.  The first one I had student health insurance to cover.  But I’ve graduated and still have no job so Planned Parenthood is my only option.  A colpo can cost up to $800 without insurance but my PP only charges $300 and on top of that they have a loan program to cover half the charge.  Guess who provides the loan program?  Not the government, but a local woman’s roller derby team whose teammate died of stage 4 cervical cancer.  She had suffered sexual abuse and avoided getting annual exams.  The team raised money for her treatment but it was too late for her.  They donated the money to PP and have held fundraisers since.  When I found out I cried my eyes out.  Incredibly frustrated and sad that women aren’t getting the care they need but also thankful that these women who lost a teammate and friend are turning that grief into something positive that helps women like me."


With thanks for all you do,

-Rebecca


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