Planned Parenthood auction raises more than $125,000

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The Nov. 1 Walla Walla Wine Auction by Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho raised more than $125,000 for health care, education and advocacy services in Walla Walla County, the agency announced.

More than 60 are wineries participated in the tasting and auction event at the Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center.

The Walla Walla Wine Auction is the agency’s largest fundraiser.

“Due to the generous donors and support for Planned Parenthood, we are able to provide quality, affordable care to the residents of Walla Walla,” said Karl Eastlund, president and chief executive officer of PPGWNI, in a prepared statement.

Last year the agency provided more than $194,000 in charity care in Walla Walla County, she said.

In 2012, PPGWNI served more than 28,000 patients across the region. Of those, 1,352 were in Walla Walla. Services include breast and cervical cancer screenings, pregnancy tests, counseling for family planning, birth control and testing for sexually transmitted diseases, diagnosis and treatment.

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