Pregnancy Support Center benefits from walk
The Pregnancy Support Centerís 17th Annual Walk for Life raised $27,760, and center supporters are still working toward their $35,000 fundraising goal.
ěDonations have been down this year, and we are truly counting on additional funds to be received so we can actually surpass this yearís walk goal,î Executive Director Kristi Greene said in a press release.
The funds raised will go toward continuing the 25-year-old centerís work in the community, which includes offering free pregnancy tests, options counseling, education, referrals including adoption, provision of pregnancy and baby supplies, peer counseling and support, limited ultrasound services, and various other services to people with an unplanned pregnancy.
The Pregnancy Support Center also provides sexual abstinence education presentations to schools and churches in the community.
The Walk for Life took place Oct. 22 at the Rowan County Fairgrounds.
After a breakfast of biscuits, fresh fruit and pastries donated by local businesses, more than 200 people headed to the track to begin the 2 mile walk. The walk was preceded by a balloon release emphasizing clients and children who had been assisted by the ministry.
After the walk, participants played games and had door prize giveaways.
The Walk for Life is one of the yearís most significant fundraisers for the Pregnancy Support Center and is, the agency said in the press release, ěan opportunity for the Christian community to make a positive statement about the sanctity of human life.î
ěAlthough our goal has not been reached yet, the enthusiasm of those in attendance at the Walk for Life give us encouragement to continue reaching out to Rowan County families in need,î Greene said.
For more information about the Pregnancy Support Center, or to make a tax free contribution, visit www.RowanFriendsForLife.org or call the Pregnancy Support Center at 704-633-7695.
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