Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Walk for Life 2010

As I've done in years past, I'm going to participate in a local Walk for Life campaign to raise money for the Pregnancy Centers of Virginia. The actual event will take place on April 17 in Charlottesville, and I'm hoping to raise $500 by then.

So I'll be taking donations, both online and via pledges. You can use the widget above to donate online, or, if you know me personally, just e-mail me your address and the amount you'd like to pledge, and you'll receive a bill in the mail.

For those of you who don't know, pregnancy centers are volunteer charity organizations that provide free services to pregnant women. (See the link above to Pregnancy Centers of Virginia; see also here and here for more general info.)

In other words, when people want to know what pro-lifers are doing to provide alternatives to abortion, this is exactly it. This is what we mean by a culture of life: we're creating community support for women in need, so that no one ever has to feel alone during an unplanned pregnancy. We're proving that all people can truly care for one another simply on the basis of our common humanity, instead of retreating from one another on the basis of "personal choice."

If you're pro-life, I strongly urge you to support--either by supporting my fund-raising effort or by donating to your local pregnancy center.

Here's what your donation can do (from my donation sheet):

$50 = Initial visit and pregnancy test for 1 Client
$75 = 24 Hour Helpline for 1 Month
$150 = Purchase crib for a newborn baby
$300 = Ultrasound for 1 Client
$1,000 = Pregnancy support for 1 throughout Pregnancy

As you can see, it takes a lot to support women in need! But whatever support you can offer is greatly appreciated. If we all chip in a little bit, we can do amazing things.

If you're not pro-life, just keep in mind what we're doing here. While plenty of people are willing to take your money in exchange for abortions, we're willing to give away support throughout pregnancy, because we believe that life--including both the life of a woman and the life of a child--is precious.

Thank you to all who choose to donate. Nothing is impossible when we work together.

Also, feel free to copy the above widget and post it on your own web page (or wherever).

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