Strides of Hope Walkathon
2014 Strides of Hope Walkathon
Date: Saturday, September 20 (rain or shine)
Place: Shoaff Park, Conklin Pavilion
Time: 8:30 AM - Registration
9:30 AM - Walkers leave start line (No Timed Run this year)
After the event enjoy a pancake and sausage breakfast served by International House of Pancakes.
There will also be juice, coffee, and farm fresh apples.
What is the value of a life saved? A heart changed? Hope given? In order to provide these life-transforming services for our community, the ministry support base is challenged to grow. Raising sponsor pledges and 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 free, life-affirming services A Hope Center provides.
To participate using Fundeasy Online Fundraising Page:
Click on the Fundeasy Online Page link and complete the Registration Form. 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 default target goal amount (you can change your goal amount if you choose). An email link on your FundEasy page allows you to invite all your friends & family to sponsor you. You can 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 off-line sponsors who do not use the Internet just by "logging in" to your web page and entering their name, address and pledge amount.
To participate using a printed Registration Form:
Team RegistrationDo you have a youth group, Bible study group, Sunday school class, employee group or other group that would enjoy participating in the walkathon together? The Team gathering the most pledges averaged per walker will be mailed a special group prize for each Team member. To be eligible for Team prizes, there must be 5 or more sponsored partcipants on your Team. Please pre-register your Team as soon as possible (either online using FundEasy or call Bev at 755-1064).
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)
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