Sarasota News Leader

10/25/2013

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STATUS UPDATE Fifty Planned Parenthood supporters handed out hundreds of condoms in June at the St. Petersburg Pride Parade, the largest in Florida. Image courtesy of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida A Q&A WITH PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL FLORIDA PRESIDENT AND CEO BARBARA ZDRAVECKY By Cooper Levey-Baker Associate Editor In 2016, Planned Parenthoods around the country will celebrate a century of providing low-cost healthcare to American women, but for the organization's Southwest and Central Florida chapter, another major milestone is looming just next spring: two decades of leadership by President and CEO Barbara Zdravecky. more. And despite a number of recent high-profile attacks on the organization — the most famous being Susan G. Komen for the Cure's decision to eliminate Planned Parenthood grants — the local chapter is thriving. According to the organization's 990 IRS forms, revenue grew to $9.4 million in 2011 from $7 million in 2008, and contributions and grants grew from $1.4 The local chapter, which serves women in million in 2009 to $2.5 million in 2011. 15 Florida counties — from Inverness in the north to Fort Myers in the south — sees But as Zdravecky told The Sarasota News 30,000 women at seven care centers each Leader in a recent interview, the picture year, providing annual Well Woman Exams, isn't entirely rosy. "We're in transition," she cancer screenings, reproductive care and said, more than once.

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