Planned Parenthood Association of the Mercer Area (Planned Parenthood) is proud to launch a new awareness campaign in Mercer County. The campaign – which is financed from funds donated during a recent capital campaign – seeks to educate the public on Planned Parenthood and the vital services we provide in our community. The campaign is comprised of direct mail pieces, advertisements in local newspapers, and local business outreach.

“Someone you know needs Planned Parenthood,” says Jennifer Miller, Vice President of Community Services at Planned Parenthood Association of the Mercer Area. “Last year, we provided health and education services to more than 14,000 individuals in Mercer County. We are turning to our community to help us continue to provide these vital services.”

In both 2010 and 2011, state funding for family planning services was completely eliminated. This funding enabled organizations like Planned Parenthood to provide health care for many in our community, including life-saving cancer screenings, birth control, prevention and treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STDs/STIs), breast health services, pap tests, sexual health education, information, and health counseling. Without this funding, our ability to provide these services – with no health insurance, to those with no health care options – is greatly at risk.

“Planned Parenthood has been a part of this community for over 75 years,” said Carol Golden, Board Chair of Planned Parenthood Association of the Mercer Area and Princeton community member. “To continue to serve you and someone you know, we are asking for support. This is truly a partnership between Planned Parenthood and our community.”

Visit www.someoneyouknowmercer.org for more information on our campaign, and how you can help ensure access to health care in our community.

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