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Join the Movement
and Walk For Life as a Fundraising Walker
and start saving lives today!
The Walk For Life is an easy, fun way to get involved and make a difference for LIFE!
When you participate as a Fundraising Walker you will make a difference in the lives of those facing an unplanned pregnancy today!
Participants are encouraged to ask friends and family to help them reach their fund-raising goal.
Churches, small groups, classes and businesses are encouraged to participate as teams to make an even greater impact.
Participating as a Fundraising Walker is easy!
- You can use a Walk Brochure (mailed to friends of the ministry & available at your church Sept. 18th to Oct. 2nd)
- Create your own fundraising page here by clicking PARTICIPATE below.
It’s simple! Ask your family and friends to support you by making a one-time pledge for whatever amount they would like.
All pledges are a one-time pledge, not a per-mile pledge. This is not an athletic event, choose your own pace for the 2-mile walk.
Whether you walk at the Fairgrounds, or participate in your own neighborhood, we ask that you join with us to raise funds for this life-affirming work.
Raise $150 or more, receive a T-Shirt
Raise $300 or more, receive a Sweatshirt
Be the top walker, receive a $100 gift card to a local restaurant
Be the top Youth Team, receive a pizza party
Be the top Traditional Team, receive bonus TCWC merch
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
What is the Walk for Life?
The Walk for Life is an easy fun way to get involved and make a difference for LIFE! When you participate as a fundraising walker you will make a difference in the lives of those facing unplanned pregnancies!
Participants are encouraged to get sponsors to help them reach their fundraising goal. Churches, small groups, families, businesses, and classes are encouraged to participate as teams to make an even greater impact.
Participating as a fundraising walker is easy!
You can use a Walk Brochure (mailed to friends of the ministry & available at your church Sept. 18th to Oct. 2nd), OR create your own Fundraising Page here by clicking PARTICIPATE.
You simply ask your family and friends to support you by making a one-time pledge for whatever amount they would like.
All pledges are a one-time pledge, not a per-mile pledge. This is not an athletic event, so choose your own pace for the 2-mile walk.
Whether you walk at the Fairgrounds, or participate in your own neighborhood, we ask that you join with us to raise funds for this life-affirming work. No matter what format you prefer, our life-affirming ministry is so grateful for your support!
How does the Walk for Life help Sussex County?
The funds raised from this year’s Walk for Life will help the ministry of Today’s Choice continue offering life-affirming programs that make a difference, one life at a time, for women, men and families in our community.
Today’s Choice offers many services including:
No-Cost Patient Services
– Pregnancy Testing
– Pregnancy Options Consultation
No-Cost Client Services
– Parenting Education Classes (women & men)
– participate in an 8 week class & earn a brand new car seat
– participate in a 12 week class & earn a brand new crib & mattress
– Life Skills Education Classes (women & men)
– Baby Boutique – emergency baby supplies, maternity clothing, new baby gifts, baby showers
– Bible Studies
– Abortion Recovery Support
– Sexual Risk Avoidance Education for teens & parents (for schools & small groups)
Our goal is to raise $40,000.00 for Today’s Choice! You can make a difference for life by attending in person at The Sussex County Fairgrounds on October 15th or walking in your own neighborhood on a different day if needed. Share with us how you’re walking by tagging us on Facebook and Instagram @friendsoftcforlife. Every time you post and tag us, we’ll enter your name in a raffle to win a $10 Dunkin’ gift card!
To participate in the Walk for Life, first create a fundraising page or pick up a walk brochure at your church! Then ask family, friends, and co-workers to support you through pledges. All pledges are one-time, not per mile. All pledges are tax deductible.
There are many resources on this website for you to use as you start your fundraising. Thank you for your support and for making a difference, one life at a time!
(The Walk for Life is even more exciting when you participate with a group of friends! There are two kinds of Teams this year!
Youth Teams can be made up of youth groups or school class. The members of a youth team must be under the age of 18 with the exception of two walkers who may be youth leaders or teachers.
Traditional Teams may include members of any age.
Each team must have no less than 3, and no more than 25 walkers. Each team member needs to fundraise individually, and have their own pledge form (paper or online) on Walk day. Be sure to designate one person as the Team Captain!
As a team captain, just follow the easy steps below to create a team.
1. Identify a unique Team Name (Please indicate the type of team you are creating by including “Youth” or “Traditional” at the end of the team name. For example: “Life Walkers – Youth” or “Team Today’s Choice – Traditional”)
2. Register yourself: Be sure to enter your team name, and yourself as the Team Captain when you register!
3. Encourage each of your teammates to register on-line – make sure they enter your team name when they register!
4. Visit the FAQs section of the event page on this website for helpful fundraising tips to share with your team!
5. Set a team goal and encourage your team to meet it! Check in with your team members weekly to see how their fundraising is going.
6. Walk on Saturday, October 15th to make a difference one life at a time! You can walk with your team in person at The Sussex County Fairgrounds or in your own neighborhood or community. Be sure each team member has registered online as a part of your team and/or written your team name on their pledge sheets.
We’re here to help you fundraise!
The Walk for Life will be successful because of the many churches, individual walkers, supporters, and prayer partners that get involved! We are so thankful for your heart for our mission and we want to equip you and your church or group with as many tools as possible to help you fundraise and get the word out about the Walk for Life. If you need ANYTHING please contact us HERE.
Please feel free to use the resources and tools below as you participate in the Walk for Life:
PRINTED MATERIALS & FUNDRAISING TOOLS:
SOCIAL MEDIA RESOURCES:
Sample Captions for Social Media Posts: Click Here
IG & FB Image: Click HERE
What should my fundraising goal be?
It will be easier than you might think! See the “How to Raise $500 in 10 Days” in the RESOURCES dropdown.
How will my sponsor donations be used?
All funds raised through the Walk for Life will benefit the life-affirming work of Today’s Choice Women’s Center. Direct donors to our friend/supporter website, your fundraising page, or your walk brochure to learn more.
Who should I ask to sponsor me?
You probably know more people than you think! Don’t forget to ask family and friends who live out of town! Using your social media can also be a powerful tool – take a peek at our RESOURCES dropdown for ready-to-go social posts and easy-to-share videos! If you prefer paper, use your Walk brochure and talk to friends at church, work, etc. Obtain your first pledge from a generous donor, often other donors will match that amount.
How much does it cost to participate in the walk?
There is no cost/fee for the Walk for Life. However since our goal is to raise $40,000.00 to support our mission, we encourage people to participate by raising funds or sponsoring themselves.
What does it mean that I can choose to walk at The Sussex County Fairgrounds on October 15th or walk in my own neighborhood?
We are so looking forward to joining together with many of you, in-person, at the Sussex County Fairgrounds.
However we understand that some of you may not be available to join us on October 15th. If you can’t be with us, we encourage you raise funds and to walk a different day (within the week) on you own or with a group in your neighborhood, or join as a prayer partner (see PRAYER PARTNER dropdown).
If you choose this route, you can drop off your Walk brochure with any pledges and pick up any prizes you may qualify for on Monday October 17th at 49 High Street, Newton.
We are so thankful for those that will participate either way!
We also understand that some are physically unable to Walk with us. Be encouraged! Our walk route is wheelchair and stroller friendly!
I signed up to volunteer that morning, where do I go?
Check in at the Volunteer Check-In Tent and you’ll be signed in, given your name badge, t-shirt and directed where to go. We encourage you to allow yourself a little extra time for parking and check in. Thank you for choosing to serve with us at this event!
How do I get a T-shirt?
Everyone who raises at least $150 will earn our inspiring custom t-shirt! One t-shirt per walker. We can’t wait to see you wearing our t-shirt!
All volunteers and Walk Champions will also receive this year’s shirt as a thank you.
How do I get a Sweatshirt?
Everyone who raises at least $300 will earn our 35th Anniversary Celebration sweatshirt! One sweatshirt per walker.
I can’t walk that day, can I still participate?
Yes! You can still raise funds, walk on a different day (within the week), in your own neighborhood or as a prayer partner (see PRAYER PARTNER dropdown). You can drop off any Walk brochures and pledges on Monday October 17th at 49 High Street, Newton.
What if it is raining the day of the Walk for Life?
Rain or shine, we will be at The Sussex County Fairgrounds!
Why didn’t you answer my question?
We tried to answer as many questions as possible. Get in touch with us HERE and we will do our best to answer your question.
Join our Pray at home Team!
Physically unable to walk? Not a problem! Join our prayer team and lift up the Walk for Life and the ministry of Today’s Choice in prayer the morning of October 15th. Fundraise on-line or with a paper pledge form, then “Walk by faith” on October 15th and mail your pledge sheet with any checks to Today’s Choice. Prayer is VITAL to the ministry of Today’s Choice and we are excited to invite you to our prayer team!
Walk for Life Prayer Requests:
- Pray for God to be glorified in all we do as we Walk for Life.
- Pray for many in our church community to be excited to make a difference, one life at a time, while participating as Fundraising Walkers.
- Pray for us to exceed our goal of $40,000.00
- Pray for a beautiful fall day.
- Pray for a safe and uplifting event.
- Pray for our staff & volunteers that will work to make this a great life-affirming event!
We love our volunteers! God has brought many faithful friends over 35 years to help keep our ministry going. Without our volunteers, we could not do what God has called us to do.
Volunteers are needed the day of our Walk to help make this event safe, fun and organized.
Please fill out a contact form and we will be in touch to let you know how you can help the day of the Walk for Life.