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Join the Movement
and Walk For Life as a sponsored 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 sponsored walker you will make a difference in the lives of those facing an unplanned pregnancy today!

Participants are encouraged to get sponsors to help them reach their fund-raising goal.

Churches, small groups and businesses are encouraged to participate as a team to make an even greater impact.

Participating as a sponsored walker is easy.

You can use a Walk Brochure (mailed to friends of the ministry & available at your church Sept. 12th to Oct. 3rd), OR create your own fundraising page here by clicking PARTICIPATE below.

You simply ask your family and friends to sponsor 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.

WALKER INCENTIVES:

WALKERS
raising $200 or more, receive a T-Shirt

 

OUR TOP WALKER
(The 1 person/family)
raising $1,000 or more
receives a golf outing for 4 @ Ballyowen

*teams not eligible

Golf Outing generously donated by our frirends at:

 

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

EVENT DETAILS

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 sponsored walker you will make a difference in the lives of those facing an unplanned pregnancy today!

Participants are encouraged to get sponsors to help them reach their fund-raising goal. Churches, small groups and businesses are encouraged to participate as a team to make an even greater impact.

Participating as a sponsored walker is easy.

You can use a Walk Brochure (mailed to friends of the minsitry & available at your church Sept. 12th to Oct. 3rd), OR create your own Fundraising Page here by clicking PARTICIPATE.

You simply ask your family and friends to sponsor 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. No matter what format you prefer, our life-affiirming minstry 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
– Limited Obstetric Ultrasound
– 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
– Post Abortion Recovery Support
– Sexual Risk Avoidance Education for teens & parents (for schools & small groups)

WALKERS

Our goal is to raise $20,000.00 for Today’s Choice and you can make a differene for life! Join us to attend in person at The Sussex County Fairgrounds on October 9th or walk in your own neighborhood on a different day if needed. Share with us how you’re walking by tagging @friendsoftcforlife.

To participate in the Walk fo Life, first create a fundraising page or pick up a pledge form at your church. Then ask family, friends and co-workers to sponsor you. All pledges are a one-time pledge, not per mile and 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!

SPONSORS

Looking to sponsor a friend, go to GIVE? Click here.

Don’t know who to sponsor? Sponsor our Executive Director

TEAMS

The Walk for Life is even more exciting when you participate with a group of friends! A team consists of three or more fundraising walkers. Team members could include your family, your friends, your small group – or any combination of three or more fundraisers! 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

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 9th 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.

 

RESOURCES

We’re here to help you fundraise! 

The Walk for Life will be successful because of the many churches, individual walkers, sponsors 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:

REGISTRATION:
Click here to create your own fundraising page.
Click here to find your friend’s fundraising page to sponsor them.
Need help creating your own fundraising page? Watch this video.

PRINTED MATERIALS & FUNDRAISING TOOLS:

Fundraising Tips: View PDF
How to Raise $500 in 10 Days: View PDF

SOCIAL MEDIA RESOURCES:

Sample Captions for Social Media Posts: Click Here

IG & FB Image: Click HERE

 

FAQ

How do I fundraise on-line? 
Create a personal fundraising page, then share it on your social network pages and email – just use the links on your fundraising page. Watch this video to learn how!

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-affriming work of Today’s Choice Women’s Center. Direct sponsors 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. 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 $20,000.00 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 9th 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 9th, or some are physically unable to Walk with us. 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 your T-shirt (if you raise $200 or more) on Monday October 11th at 49 High Street, Newton.

We are so thankful for those that will participate either way!

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 $200 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.

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 11th 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.

PRAYER PARTNERS

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 9th. Fundraise on-line or with a paper pledge form, then “Walk by faith” on October 9th 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 sponsored Walkers.
  • Pray for us to exceed our goal of $20,000.00
  • Pray for a beautiful fall day.
  • Pray for safe and uplifting event.
  • Pray for our staff & volunteers that will work to make this a great life-affirming event!
VOLUNTEER

We love our volunteers! God has brought many faithful friends over 34 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.