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Jane Fonda to headline benefit for Family Centers

Published 12:21 pm, Saturday, February 1, 2014
  • Jane Fonda will headline  will share her insights on the struggles many teens face regarding sex, body image issues and relationships during a luncheon Wednesday, March 5, to benefit Family Centers. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed / Darien News
    Jane Fonda will headline will share her insights on the struggles many teens face regarding sex, body image issues and relationships during a luncheon Wednesday, March 5, to benefit Family Centers. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed

 

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Oscar-winning actress Jane Fonda, who also is a physical fitness pioneer, businesswoman and bestselling author, has been passionate for the past 17 years about educating young people and parents about adolescent sexuality and development.

On Wednesday, March 5, Fonda will share her insights on the struggles many teens face regarding sex, body image issues and relationships during a luncheon to benefit Family Centers. At the event, which will take place at the Greenwich Hyatt Regency at noon, Fonda will also discuss her new book, "Being a Teen: Everything Teen Girls & Boys Should Know About Relationships, Sex, Love, Health, Identity & More."

The book draws on Fonda's work as the founder of Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (now known as Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential) and Emory University's Jane Fonda Center for Adolescent Reproductive Health.

Fonda sprinkles findings from two years of independent research, as well as experiences from her own childhood, to create a frank guide every teen and their parents need to know about growing up healthy and happy.

Family Centers is a private, nonprofit organization offering education and human services to children, adults and families in Fairfield County. More than 2,400 professionals and trained volunteers work together to provide a wide range of responsive, innovative programs. A United Way, Community Fund of Darien and New Canaan Community Foundation partner agency, Family Centers is a member of the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies and the Alliance for Children and Families.

Tickets start at $150 and all proceeds will support Family Centers' programs offering health, counseling and education services to children and adolescents. A copy Fonda's book will be included with each ticket purchase. For information or tickets, visit www.familycenters.org or call 203-869-4848.