The walk will begin at 1:30 p.m. Participants may run the 4k fun course or the 8k challenge course. For families and friends, there will be several activities starting at noon, including: free balloons, face painting, a bouncy castle, an inexpensive barbecue, and a picnic area. Alternatively, everyone is welcome to donate or sponsor a walker online if unable to run the course. Walkers can also extend the fundraiser to their family and friends through an online pledge form, from which donations are also accepted. Walkers who recruit more than $100 in pledge money will receive a free pro-life shirt, which they can wear during the event.
Director of Education and Development Jared White tells the community that “all people and all life are precious and valuable,” and for those who may be experiencing unintended pregnancy, “it (the Walk for Life) should send a message that we stand in solidarity with you, and will help you when you need it most.” While almost everyone participating in the Walk for Life is aware of the continuing problem of abortion – about 300 happening each day – White believes the fundraiser to be a celebration of life, a step towards seeking out solutions. He adds, “When we come together as a community, we can strengthen families, save lives, and make a difference for women and children.”
The Walk for Life will be held on June 8 at Mill Lake Park, Bevan Avenue in Abbotsford. For more details, visit www.walkforlife2013.ca or call 604-852-4623. To register, click here. The goal is to raise $75,000 by Aug. 1.