A Hope Center
A Hope Center


Main Office
A Hope Center Pregnancy & Relationship Resources
3630 Hobson Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46815
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Satellite South
A Hope Center at Primetime
3701 S. Calhoun St., Ste. C
Fort Wayne, IN 46807

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Satellite Southwest
A Hope Center at Illinois Plaza
4705 Illinois Road, Ste.115
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
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Satellite Northeast
A Hope Center at Grabill
13410 Main Street
Grabill, IN 46741
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A Hope Center conducts just two major fund raisers each year. The fall walkathon brings out smiles in children along with fun and exercise for everyone involved. Ministry supporters who like to walk for LIFE look forward to the fellowship and encouragement of ministry supporters as they enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Shoaff Park. Register online or call us for a printed Registration form.

2014 Strides of Hope
Date: Saturday, September 20
Place: Shoaff Park, Conklin Pavilion
Time: Registration begins @ 8:30 AM
9:30 AM - Walkers leave start line (No timed run this year)

After the Walkathon enjoy a pancake and sausage breakfast presented by International House of Pancakes. There will also be juice, coffee, and farm fresh apples.

In order to sustain unparalleled growth in services for our community, the ministry support base is challenged to grow. Attending the Walkathon is an easy way to help. You will be asked to fill out a registration form (online or use a printed form) and enlist sponsors to give a one-time financial contribution. Strides of Hope participants say it is not difficult to invite friends to be sponsors when they have a chance to tell about all the life-affirming services A Hope Center provides.
Registration Information
To participate using a printed Registration Form:
Download the Registration and Sponsor Form (Runners registration fee: $15.00. There is no fee to walk)

Email your name and address and receive a printed registration form by mail
 To participate using Fundeasy Online Fundraising Page: 

Click on the Fundeasy Online Page link (link is not active until summer 2014) and complete information about yourself. You can create a personal fundraising web page that's fun and easy to use. Your page will include our mission statement, a fund meter, and target goal amount. An email link allows you to invite all your friends & family to sponsor your participation. You can also spread the word via social networks like Facebook & Twitter. Online sponsors will receive a tax-receipt at time of donation or they can choose to be sent a pledge reminder following the event. You can also add sponsors to your fundraising web page who do not use the Internet just by "logging in" to your web page and entering their name, address and pledge amount.
Pre-register your group
Do you have a youth group, Bible study group, Sunday school class, or other group that would enjoy participating in the walkathon together? The first 75 group members at the park will receive a coupon for a free Chick-Fil-A sandwich. The top group gathering the most pledges averaged per walker will be mailed a special group prize for each group member. To be eligible for group prizes, there must be 5 or more sponsored partcipants in your group. Please preregister your group as soon as possible (either online using FundEasy or call Bev at 755-1064).
Contact Us to pre-register your team.

New Prize Levels for 2014 
Raise $150 in sponsor pledges and receive a Strides of Hope T-shirt
Raise $500 in sponsor pledges and receive a T-shirt, a sport tote, and entry slip for prize drawings.  (You must be present at park to enter your name.)
Raise $1200 in sponsor pledges and receive a T-shirt, a sport tote, entry for prize drawings, AND you will receive an special invitation for yourself & one guest to the Strides Dinner Club at a local restaurant hosted by our executive director. (Date, time and location to be determined by AHC)
"Like" us on Facebook and be entered to win a $25 gift certificate

No 5K Run this year
2013 Strides of Hope was a success!
We wish to thank all the walkers and runners who met together at Shoaff Park on a cool September morning to celebrate the sanctity of human life and to all those who sponsored one of these participants. We are also appreciative OF the 28 companies who financially contributed by making an underwriting pledge and the many businesses who made in-kind donations.

The turnout for this year’s Strides of Hope was great with over 350 walkers and 63 5K runners who also enjoyed a pancake & sausage breakfast donated by our local IHOP Restaurants. Strides of Hope is an annual event when people in our community can walk or run together for fun, exercise, and fellowship while supporting a ministry that makes a difference for Life. Every dollar raised through sponsor pledges and underwriting helps provide all of the free services given to those needing our help at one of our four locations. Our goal this year is $68,000 and so far we’ve raised about $60,003, so your contributions are still needed.

The top fundraising team was Lutherans for Life who raised $6,535; followed up by Blackhawk Ministries Team who raised $3,145. We had 63 runners who competed in eight different categories, and this was the first year that we had winners for the top three places in all eight categories. The race was timed by Timing Solutions, which allowed us to use computer chips for more accurate times, and runners were able to check their times at computer kiosks after the race. We are looking forward to seeing the 5K race grow in the number of participants and in financial support of this vital ministry.

Please plan to join us next year on the 3rd Saturday in September when once again we’ll meet at Shoaff Park to walk, run, and celebrate Life by supporting this life-transforming ministry in our community.

Grand Prize:
The Grand Prize Drawing Winner of a Relax Package from Tranquil Touch Spa was LaDonna Ebler. Lutherans for Life was the winning team by raising $6,815!
This Year's Community Sponsors:
Doc Dancer Heating, A/C & Generators
W.C. Borchelt & Sons, Inc.
New Revelation Hair Care
Jimmy Johns-Dupont Road
Orthodontic Specialty Services, Inc.
Hamil, Lehman & England, PC
J & A Ford Tree Care, Inc.
Grabill Insurance Center
Leo Mini Storage
Wattre, Inc.
The Cleaning Company
Hartman Brothers
Ron Hoot Construction, Inc.
Quality Crafted Homes
Korte Does It All
Home Dynamics by Curtis Liechty
Independent Alliance Banks
Bluffton Family Eye Care
Oberlin Marketing Company
Brotherhood Mutual
Leo Auto Sales
Enterprise Electric, Inc.
Georgetowne Place Retirement
A.E. Wegmann Agency, Inc.
Amstutz Insurance
Re/Max Results

Strides Walkers

Strides Walkers
Were you unable to attend? You can still help! Volunteer your time or donate funds.
Members, view a slideshowof the 2012 event.



2013 5K Run Results
It was a beautiful day for the 5K Run. We had 63 runners who competed in eight different categories! This was the first year that we had winners for the top three places in all eight categories! The race was timed by Timing Solutions, which allowed us to use computer chips for more accurate times. We had one runner that joked about the computer chips, “Those seconds are going to be important when I run the race in about 45minutes!” J Runners were able to check their times at computer kiosks then after the race. We are looking forward to seeing the 5K race grow in number of participants and in the amount that is raised!
Finish Times:

Position: Bib # Name Total Time:
1 453 Arron Schneider 20:27.4
2 544 Matthew Hall 20:34.5
3 545 Kory Kaeb 20:38.6
4 546 Craig Mueller 21:00.6
5 521 Tyler Reese 21:15.9
6 526 Matt Emley 22:41.3
7 517 Richard Toupin 22:51.0
8 462 Ken Nordin 23:35.1
9 523 Tanner Tisher 23:45.0
10 511 Daniel Smith 24:27.5
11 449 Holly Lichtsinn 25:15.3
12 444 Earl Burkholder 25:31.5
13 525 Orlando Martinez 25:36.4
14 529 Luke Martin 25:42.5
15 451 Alli Nagy 25:45.7
16 519 Sherry Brown 25:54.8
17 456 Nicholas Shultz 26:45.5
18 518 Sam Hadley 26:50.2
19 458 Timothy Tomcik 26:55.0
20 446 Kevin Disinger 27:18.6
21 522 Andy Kapocius 28:02.8
22 560 Bill Cup 28:12.8
23 452 Holly Nagy 28:13.8
24 548 Jonathan Mueller 28:35.9
25 562 Jacob Mattes 28:43.6
26 540 Fred Kendall 28:50.9
27 543 Barb Hall 28:52.5
28 527 Cathy Toupin 28:54.9
29 528 Tina Martin 29:08.3
30 524 Dan Herrmann 29:18.5
31 537 Cindy Maurizi 29:38.7
32 554   30:51.6
33 550 Debra Crisp 30:57.3
34 510 Sharon Smith 31:02.6
35 516 Zack Brune 31:03.3
36 443 Danielle Brune 31:03.9
37 532 Bryan Sloss 31:07.9
38 549 Jenna Mueller 31:14.7
39 429 David Boylan 31:37.3
40 541 Emma Schaefer 32:03.3
41 547 Abbie Mueller 32:23.2
42 531 Chad Blair 32:27.5
43 520 Pam Reese 32:39.1
44 513 Sara Smead 33:34.4
45 461 Barb Wearley 34:35.3
46 542 Susan Markey 35:11.2
47 561 Shelly Cupp 35:16.6
48 457 Peggy Thomas 35:21.8
49 551 Jadon Crisp 35:37.8
50 515 Justin Brown 37:13.2
51 447 Mikaela Disinger 37:34.9
52 514 Samuel Brown 37:42.1
53 512 Heather Dawson 37:57.3
54 535 Mandy Felger 38:15.9
55 530 Kath Engle 38:24.0
56 455 Molly Shultz 38:52.1
57 536 Nicki Felger 39:11.7
58 534 Janice Felger 39:11.9
59 454 Kristen Shultz 39:49.9
60 564 Joshua Mattes 40:04.7
61 445 Anna Claassen 40:58.1
62 533 Ralph Easterhaus 44:08.5
63 563 John Mattes 45:31.8




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