Planned Parenthood Mar Monte's (PPMM) annual Derby Day celebration will take place this year on May 7th! Guests are encouraged to throw on their finest hats and watch the races while supporting PPMM's Nevada region. The event, sponsored by Despina Hatton & John Swendseid, Dave & Debbie Kladney and Mike & Laurie Haley, is held in a beautiful home in Caughlin Ranch. Guests are served traditional Kentucky Derby fare including mint juleps, tea sandwiches, and derby pie.
All funds raised from Derby Day support the men, women and families of Nevada who depend on PPMM's health center services. Nevada does not have state funding for women’s health services, and the state has lost funding for some medications, including contraceptives. Three of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte’s Nevada health centers have been closed down since 2010 and the Reno health center has lost 75 percent of its funding.