Walk for Life 2020
For the past 15 years, True Care staff, volunteers, and supporters have gathered on the first Saturday of June for our organization’s annual Walk for Life. Between 100 and 200 walkers have shown their support by collecting pledges and walking in solidary for the unborn, thereby helping True Care’s mission to “erase the perceived need for abortion in our community.”
The year 2020 looks different because our world is different.
Life has Changed, the Walk will Change
The COVID-19 health crisis has changed the way most of us conduct our lives. Federal, state, and local governments issued guidelines about two months ago to help prevent the spread of the virus; those guidelines included no gatherings of more than 10. Even as some restrictions ease and Governor Mark Gordon looks to allow increasing gatherings to 50, the board and staff of True Care seek to keep health and safety a priority. Therefore, instead of getting together as a large group, we are encouraging supporters to conduct their own personal Walk for Life.
As springtime settles in and temperatures warm daily, now is a good time to walk on your own, as a family, or with a small group of friends. Stroll along the river and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Walk in a city park – maybe include a picnic lunch date with your outing. Walk your dog along the Platte River Trail System or at Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park. Dress up like a superhero … or dress up your children or your pet! There are all sorts of ways to still Walk for Life amid the craziness of COVID-19.
Why Walk in 2020?
Abortion hasn’t stopped amid the pandemic. Many states, including Colorado, have seen an increase in the number of abortions. True Care needs to be the FIRST STOP for women in our community and the surrounding area before driving to Colorado or Montana for an abortion. We provide them the hope and help they need. But, we can only do that with your help, and that help comes through the Walk for Life.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, we had to cancel two important fundraisers this spring: our annual Hymn Sing for Life and the Baby Bottle Boomerang at the Converse County churches (their event takes place between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day). Those cancellations resulted in lost income for our organization, which may impact our ability to reach abortion-minded and abortion-determined women through targeted marketing.
Therefore, this year’s Walk for Life is even more crucial than ever! Your help as a sponsored walker is more crucial than ever!
Register to be a Sponsored Walker!
If you haven’t already done so, please register as a sponsored walker and begin collecting pledges. If you’ve already registered, continue seeking people to sponsor you. Our website offers both the walk brochure and an encouraging video on how to obtain pledges. The registration page has some great fundraising tips for you to try: https://secure.qgiv.com/event/heroeswalk/
Studies show that in the midst of this pandemic, despite setbacks such as job loss, people are willing to give to causes they believe in. Therefore, don’t be afraid to ask for pledges. If someone says, “I can’t right now,” simply thank them and say you understand. Don’t be discouraged. Remember, God’s word says He doesn’t give us a spirit of fear, but “of power, of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you to people who will support your endeavor to help empower women and save babies from abortion.
True Care has been part of the Casper community for 32 years, and we want to continue being here for scared and confused pregnant women, to provide them with empowerment, excellent medical services, and resources that they may not know exist, giving them the hope they won’t receive elsewhere … especially not at an abortion clinic.
Thank you for your work on our behalf … and on behalf of the women and unborn of our community. Together, we can erase the perceived need for abortion in Casper and in the surrounding area.
Join us and be a superhero -- Walk for Life in 2020 between now and June 6th!