Last year’s Walk for Life couldn’t have gone much better.
Dozens of resident showed up to walk the City Hall block in perfect weather, raising $20,000 for the Pregnancy Care Center of Plant City to help buy a new ultrasound machine.
So, this year, the center hopes to top those numbers.
“Last year was our best year,” Executive Director Darlene Davis says. “We hope to up that this year.”
The goals: 200 walkers and $25,000.
The walk challenges participants to pound the pavement for two miles to raise money for the center, which provides pregnancy and parental counseling.
“It’s about taking a stand for life,” Davis said. “We want the community to see that we’re pro-life and taking a stand for it, and raising funds to support the center.”
Many of these events, including all the walks in nearby Pinellas County, typically are held the Saturday before every Mother’s Day. However, the local center opts to host its event earlier.
“We chose to do it at this time of the year, because it’s not too hot, and we can beat the rainy season,” Davis said.
There is no cost to register for the event, and anyone who raises at least $100 will receive a “Taking Steps 4 Life” T-shirt. Sponsor forms can be obtained by calling the care center. Everyone who registers to walk also will receive a thank-you card in the mail.
Potential walkers have until April 4 to pre-register at the center.
Davis and the rest of the staff hope the walk not only raises money for the center but also awareness for the cause. The center offers pregnancy tests, parenting support, adoption options and abortion alternatives information, and other services — all for free.
“We invite everyone to join us,” she says.
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IF YOU GO
WHEN: Saturday, April 5. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., and the walk begins at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Plant City Hall, 302 W. Reynolds St., Plant City
ROUTE: Seven laps around the block surrounding City Hall; equivalent of two miles
HOW TO DONATE: Send checks to Pregnancy Care Center of Plant City, 304 N. Collins St., Plant City, FL. 33563 (write “walk” in the memo), or visit SupportPlantCity PregnancyCenter.org.
INFO: Sandi Nelson or Darlene Davis, (813) 759-0886