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Annual Walk for Life to be held Saturday

Annual Walk for Life to be held Saturday

Sara Escobar

Evening Star

On Saturday, June 17, local churches in the area are inviting citizens to participate in its 23rd Annual Walk for Life, in affiliation with the Texas Alliance for Life’s Walk for Life. The Holy Family Parish, St. Joseph Church and St. Paul Chong Hasang Church want families to join them at Harker Heights Community Park from 8:30 a.m to 10 a.m.
This walk-a-thon is a two mile walk that promotes the sanctity of human life, as well as raise funds for programs that protect mothers, unborn babies as well as pregnancy resource centers.
According to the Texas Alliance for Life’s official website, the non-profit organization was founded in 1988 and is no one of the state’s premier pro-life groups. This organization of people is committed to protecting what they believe is “the fundamental right to life of all human beings” as well as “promote respect for the value and dignity from the moment of conception until natural death”. The group opposes any practice of abortion, except to preserve a mother’s life. The group holds three principle areas of peaceful activity that prove to be vital to their interworking’s; according to their website, through the use of education, they assist “community leaders, elected officials, the media, and the general public about the value of innocent human life and the need for its respect and protection through our newsletters, websites, public speaking, and events.” Through public policy, they “support public policies that protect innocent human life. We work through the federal, state, and local legislative, administrative, and legal processes.” And lastly, through other alternatives, they “promote compassionate alternatives to abortion, infanticide and euthanasia”. Their efforts are focused not only in the state of Texas, but throughout the United States.
Texas Alliance for Life’s 23rd annual Walk for Life will be held at five convenient locations in Central Texas, including Harker Heights, Georgetown, and Austin. The organization’s goal is to raise $75,000 in pledges. According to their official website, 80% of the proceeds support Texas Alliance for Life’s pro-life activities of education, defending policies in the courts, and promoting the “Choose” Life license plates to promote infant adoption. 20% of the proceeds help promote compassionate alternatives to abortion through grants to pro-life social services agencies in Texas. Last year, each walker raised more than $500 in pledges.
For more information about the Harker Height’s Walk for Life, call Tom and Ann Marie at 630 747 3750 or email amk.mcnew@gmial.com or visit https://secure.ministrysync.com/ministrysync/event/website/home/?e=13395

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