A Hope Center Pregnancy & Relationship Resources
3630 Hobson Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46815
Strides of Hope Walkathon
Date: Saturday, September 26
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 (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 2015) 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).
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 for prize drawings, AND an additional special grand prize offer.
No 5K Run this year
Strides of Hope sponsorship supports these FREE valuable services:
- Supportive, nonjudgmental environment
- 24 Hour Phone Line (969-HELP)
- Pregnancy Testing
- Limited Ultrasounds
- Education on pregnancy, the truth about abortion,
& education on adoption and parenting options
- Ongoing Supportive Peer Counseling
- Fatherhood Program
- Parenting Classes
- Educational & Material Assistance Incentive Program
- Compassionate help for dealing with a past abortion
- Sexual integrity speakers for youth
groups and school classrooms
- Opportunities to learn about the Gospel
- Post-abortion recovery Bible study & speakers