A Hope Center Pregnancy & Relationship Resources
3630 Hobson Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46815
IntroductionA 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.
2015 Strides of Hope
Date: Saturday, September 19
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.
To participate using a printed Registration Form:
Download the Registration and Sponsor Form
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 2015) and register online to raise sponsor pledges. You will be able to create a personal fundraising web page that's fun and easy to use. Your page includes our mission statement, a fund meter, and target goal amount (you can change target goal if you desire). 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? To be eligible the group prize, 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).
Raise $150 in sponsor pledges and receive a Strides of Hope T-shirt
Raise $500 in sponsor pledges and receive a T-shirt and entry slip for prize drawings.
Raise $1200 in sponsor pledges and receive a T-shirt, entry slip for prize drawings, AND an invitation to the Strides Dinner Club.
"Like" us on Facebook during the contest period and be entered to win a $25 gift certificate from Best Buy.
No 5K Run this year
2014 Strides of Hope was a success!
What a beautiful morning the Lord provided for this year’s Strides of Hope walkathon. Men, women, and children walked at Shoaff Park to support A Hope Center’s ministry that impacts hearts and imparts hope to women who may be facing an unplanned pregnancy. Thank you for your individual and team effort to make this our most successful walkathon. At this time, we have raised over $77,800 in sponsor pledges, corporate event sponsorship, and T-shirt sales.
Seven individuals raised over $1,200 each in sponsor pledges and will receive an invitation for them and a guest to the Strides Dinner Club which will be held at a local Hall’s Restaurant. In order of most sponsor pledges raised: Judi Hapke, Robert Bruckner, David Misner, Charles McIntosh, Deborah Oberlin, Donna Misner, and Maurine Gensheimer.
We had 55 walkers who raised $500 or more in sponsor pledges, making them eligible to enter the prize drawings. The winners were: Andrea Amstutz (Tranquil Touch Spa gift certificate), Phoebe McCulfor and Micah Miller (Agaves Restaurant gift card), Shirley Walton (Parkview YMCA limited membership), Kathy Prentice (Spiece Fitness limited membership), Tiffany Lifflick and Carolyn Beitz (Radio Station gift bags), and Anjie Tobias was the “Like Us on Facebook” winner (Best Buy Gift Card).
The top three fundraising teams will receive tickets to an upcoming Komet Hockey game: Lutherans for Life (raised $7,233), Students for Life (raised $2,694), and Blackhawk Ministries Team (raised $2,635).
Please thank and support all of our corporate event sponsors:
Aboite Animal Hospital - Dr. Dan Rodgers
AE Wegmann Agency, Inc.
Applied Technology Group
Aqua Water Systems
Bott Radio Network
David L. Wade & Associates, P.C.
Doc Dancer Heating, A/C & Generators
Dupont Veterinery Clinc
Enterprise Electric, Inc.
Georgetown Plus Networking
Grabill Insurance Center
Gustin Custom Meats, LLC
Hamil, Lehman & England, P.C.
Hartman Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning
Home Dynamics by Curt Liechty
IAB Financial Bank
Independent Logistics Co.
Infinity Casket, Vault
J & A Ford Tree Care, Inc.
Kleenit Group, Inc.