Maria Bamford Headlines at Hysteria, a Celebration of the Women's Community Clinic

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HYSTERIA: Celebrating 10 Years of serving women in our community is the 3rd biennial benefit of the Women’s Community Clinic and features a comedy performace by Maria Bamford. This laugh filled event will benefit the Clinic and their free programs that support uninsured and underinsured Bay Area women and girls.

Ticket sales have exceeded expectations and the event is certain to sell out. It’s encouraging that so many people support our belief that preventive, educational care is essential to lifelong health and that all women deserve excellent care regardless of their ability to pay.

HYSTERIA: Celebrating 10 Years of serving women in our community is the 3rd biennial benefit of the Women’s Community Clinic. The event will take place May 6, 2010 from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. This fun event will benefit the Clinic and their programs that support uninsured and underinsured Bay Area women and girls.

HYSTERIA will feature a performance by comedian Maria Bamford, one of Variety’s Top Ten Comics to Watch, as well as a reception featuring gourmet food, exquisite wines from local vintners Kathryn Kennedy and Lola Kay, and extraordinary silent auction items. Tickets are $100 and include an exclusive gift bag.

The Honorary Event Chair is San Francisco’s First Lady and actor, Jennifer Siebel Newsom. Honorary Committee members include: Margaret Cho, Actor and Comedian; Catherine Dodd, Interim Director, Health Service System San Francisco; Barbara Engmann, RN, Community Advocate; Mark Leno, California State Senator; Jerry Mapp, President Emeritus, California Pacific Medical Center Foundation; Nancy Milliken, M.D., Director of UCSF Women’s Health, Ross Mirkarimi, San Francisco Supervisor and Diane B. Wilsey, President and CEO Wilsey Properties.

“We’re absolutely delighted with the reception we’ve gotten from the community for Hysteria,” said the Clinic’s Executive Director, Carlina Hansen. “Ticket sales have exceeded expectations and the event is certain to sell out. It’s encouraging that so many people support our belief that preventive, educational care is essential to lifelong health and that all women deserve excellent care regardless of their ability to pay.”

HYSTERIA is generously sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, CPMC, Community Clinics Initiative, Mary Wohlford Foundation, San Francisco Federal Credit Union and The Women’s Foundation of California.

For tickets or additional information about HYSTERIA 2010, visit http://www.hysteria.womenscommunityclinic.org or contact Tara Medve at 415-379-7802 x 307.

About the Women’s Community Clinic
Since 1999, the Women’s Community Clinic has used a volunteer-based model of care to create a safe, welcoming environment where Bay Area women can access health services. We honor our mission to improve the health and well-being of women and girls by providing free sexual and reproductive health services, outreach services, and health career training programs. During its ten years, the Clinic has leveraged over 500 volunteers to provide health care services to more than 20,000 clients.

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