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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 5, 2009

 
Contact: Chris Viveiros
617.927.6342 / 617.721.7494
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LILY TOMLIN, KATE CLINTON, DR. SUSAN LOVE AND KATHERINE PATRICK HEADLINE 2009 FENWAY HEALTH WOMEN’S DINNER PARTY

The stars will shine at this year’s Women’s Dinner Party.  Reknowned researcher Dr. Susan M. Love will present the namesake Dr. Susan M. Love Award to famed actress and comedian Lily Tomlin.  Comedian Kate Clinton will emcee and Honorary Event Chair Katherine Patrick, daughter of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, will join Event Chairs Keri Aulita and Katherine Truscott to bring you a night to remember.  All this will be set to the soundtrack of DJ Kristin Korpos.

Fenway Health’s Women’s Dinner Party takes place Saturday, March 14 from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. at The Boston Marriott Copley Place, 110 Huntington Avenue.  Dinner and presentation of the Love Award start at 7 p.m.  The evening will also feature silent and live auctions and a post-dinner dance party.  More than 1,100 lesbians, bisexual women, transgender people, community leaders, friends and supporters are expected to attend this year’s event.

This year’s Women’s Dinner Party celebrates 1340 Boylston Street, Fenway’s new 10-story, 100,000 square foot home which will open its doors in a few short weeks.  It will be the largest facility ever constructed by an organization with a specific mission to serve the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

The Women's Dinner Party was started in 1992 to support women's care and services at Fenway Health.  Each year, the Dr. Susan M. Love Award is given to honor and celebrate a woman and/or organization that has made a significant contribution to the field of women’s health.  This year’s recipient, Lily Tomlin, is one of the best-loved women in America, who has won -- over a 40-year career -- two Tonys, two Peabodys, six Emmys, a Grammy, the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards, an Oscar nomination, plus the Mark Twain Prize for American humor. Lily and her partner, Jane Wagner, are also committed to furthering the cause of LGBT health generally and women’s health in particular.  Lily was instrumental in the campaign to build Fenway’s 7 Haviland Street home--the Goosebump Garden there is named in her honor.  Lily is a member of Fenway’s Board of Visitors, and she and Jane are National Honorary Co-Chairs of Fenway’s 10 Stories capital campaign.

This year’s Women’s Dinner Party is made possible thanks to our generous corporate sponsors, including Principal Sponsor Fidelity Investments and Presenting Sponsors Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Cleveland Design.  For a complete list of sponsors, visit http://www.womensdinnerparty.org/.  Fenway Health’s Men’s Event, New England’s premier fundraiser for gay and bisexual men, community leaders, friends and supporters, will take place on April 4.  More at http://www.mensevent.org/.

For nearly forty years, Fenway Health has been working to make life healthier for the people in our neighborhood, the LGBT community, people living with HIV/AIDS and the broader population.  The Fenway Institute is an interdisciplinary center for research, training, education and policy development focusing on national and international health issues.  On March 30, 2009, Fenway Health will open the doors on its new 1340 Boylston Street home, the largest facility ever constructed by an organization with a specific mission to serve the LGBT community.  More at www.fenwayhealth.org.

 

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