Walk for Life - saving one life at a
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[April 18, 2019]
- On Saturday, April 13th, the Living Alternatives Pregnancy
Resource Center hosted its annual Walk for Life at Lincoln Christian
Church. From 9 a.m. to noon about 40 participants walked around the
downtown square. The event also included a cake walk, silent
auction, door prizes, and food all in support of the sanctity of
Each year, the walk raises over $15,000 for the
local Pregnancy Resource Center, which has been serving clients in
Lincoln since 1988. The center helps hundreds of people every year
by providing services such as pregnancy tests, pre-pregnancy
resources, counseling, adoption support and post-abortion healing.
Center Director Linda Nelson said the Walk for Life has been an
event for around 25 years. This year, they have been updating
parenting programs with new information to make sure all the
information is medically correct. Nelson said some of the new
abortion laws are very sad.
Jeri Dennis was the second director of the Pregnancy Resource Center
years ago and strongly believes in saving babies. Dennis said she
enjoys helping with the walk because it is a cause close to her
Jackson Johnson is new father to a two-month-old son and is glad for
the Pregnancy Resource Center, which he said provides a great
service in the community and not enough people know about the
center. For Johnson, having a child makes him realize how important
the center is. Johnson said the center is life changing because no
one would be here if there was no value for life and whatever life
they save is great.
Bill Dolan said he helps with the walk because he was adopted. Dolan
was born in 1969 when abortion was still illegal and said he
probably would have been aborted if he had been born just a few
years later because he was conceived due to incest and over the
years, many babies have been aborted for this reason.
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Dolan said that some say life is valuable if a baby
is born the right way, but if not, the baby can just be aborted.
Rachel Oney (pictured with Dolan) said a life is a
life and babies should not pay just because someone else made a poor
People like Lois Allen participate because they feel the Pregnancy
Resource Center is a good cause. This year, Allen also helped with
the silent auction by serving as cashier.
The silent auction had over 50 items up for bid that were donated by
area businesses. Carol Schauer said setting up the silent auction is
a big project and it takes a while to solicit businesses, but it is
fun and for a good cause.
For Kathy Skaggs, the walk is a chance to get some exercise and
visit with friends all while supporting a good cause.
As the day’s events wound down, several cakes had been given away in
the cake walk and most of the baked goods sold. Door prize winners
and top bidders for the silent auction were announced. Participants
were also able to enjoy a lunch of sub sandwiches, chips and
Nelson announced the top three fundraisers, who have been
participating for many years.
Top fundraiser was Ben Vogel, who raised $6,150 this year. Over the
years, he has raised thousands of dollars for the walk.
The second highest fundraiser was Deb Harvey, who raised $1,530 and
the third highest fundraiser was center volunteer Ann Anderson with
The Pregnancy Resource Center is thankful for all the support
through event sponsors, monthly financial support by individuals and
area churches, and fundraising events like the Walk for Life, so
that the center can provide needed services.