Liaisons from churches being sought for annual Walk for Life
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Southwest Oklahoma is gearing up for its annual Walk for Life on May 7. But before the stroll around Elmer Thomas Park, the center is seeking liaisons for local churches.
Liaisons volunteer to promote Walk for Life in their home churches by giving information to their congregations encouraging them to participate. More than one person can be a liaison for a specific church.
"They would talk to their pastor to get the OK and then get information into their church bulletins on Sundays," said LeAnne Prochniak, center assistant. "Also, maybe have the opportunity to speak for a few minutes on a Sunday and promote it to the congregation and get people motivated to participate."
Walk for Life is a family-friendly, 2-mile non-athletic event and serves as one of the center's annual fundraisers so it can continue to offer its services to families, women, men and children in the community. The other fundraiser is the annual fall banquet, which will take place in October.
Each participant who registers for the walk with a liaison will receive a packet for collecting sponsors to pledge money to help reach the goal. Prochniak said some participants will set a goal of $350, which covers the costs of one client's pregnancy test, ultrasound test and participation in the center's Earn While You Learn Program in which the client attends classes for points to go toward baby items. The center works to help its clients make informed choices, and Prochniak believes the walk is a great way for community members to put their pro-life beliefs into action and to help those in the community who need the help the center offers.