Saturday, May 06, 2006

Walk For Life

This morning I took part in a Walk for Life organised by the Pregnancy Resource Center in Lodi. It was a pleasant walk around a residential area in Lodi and since it was a cool morning, I hardly sweated! :-)

Before the walk, there was live music, breakfast was provided, and after the walk there were lucky draws. I didn't win anything. :-(

The Pregnancy Resource Center is funded by private donations and the Walk for Life is an annual event that is used to raise funds from supporters who are mostly from local area churches.

The services that are provided by the Pregnancy Resource Center are:

• Pregnancy tests and verification
• Pregnancy options counseling
• Ultrasound and nurse consultation
• Community referrals and resources
• Maternity and baby needs – clothing, furniture & supplies
• Abortion recovery help
• Sexual health awareness
• Classes
- parenting
- discipleship
- abortion recovery
- sexual healing
• Education Forums
• Speakers

Pregnancy can be a frightening time for women, especially for teenaged girls, who had no intention of being pregnant. The Pregnancy Resource Center provides help and support and especially an alternative to abortion. Women need to know that there are worse things in life than getting pregnant, and abortion is not the only way to solve the problem.

Music presentation before the walk.

We walked around a residential area in Lodi. It was a pretty neighbourhood with lots of mature trees lining the streets.

My friend, Kathy, is a pro-life activist. She is wearing the Walk for Life 2006 t-shirt. Everyone who raised over $150 got a free t-shirt. But I bought mine, because I didn't raise that much money, just my own donation. :-)

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