Fredericksburg Life Walk benefits babies, families

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Walkers raised more than $50,000 to support mothers and fathers facing crisis pregnancies during the inaugural Life Walk in Fredericksburg’s Old Mill Park April 14. More than 450 people participated. The pro-life event benefited Mary’s Shelter, a home that provides expectant mothers and their children with housing for up to three years; Bethany Christian Services, a pregnancy counseling and adoption program; and Choices Women’s Center, a pregnancy resource center. All are located in Fredericksburg. 

“We had this idea October of last year to try doing something with the pro-life ministries in the area,” said Elena Doyle, the shelter’s director of communication and finance. “We wanted to bring awareness to the different agencies and all the resources Fredericksburg has to offer. Fredericksburg is prolife.”

With the great turn out this year the three organizations are already looking forward to organizing next year’s Life Walk. 

“I feel like we got to know each other a lot,” said Doyle. “I was so thrilled to see their willingness to do this.”

Donations are still being accepted for the event until the end of the month.

To donate go to: www.lifewalkfxbg.com or  send checks payable to Mary's Shelter with LifeWalk on the memo line to 1601 Princess Anne Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2018