13th Annual Walk for Life!
Greetings to our Walk for Life family! We hope that your Fall is off to a good start. Below is information about the upcoming Walk for Life on January 21, 2017. The Walk will start at Civic Center Plaza and end at Justin Herman Plaza. It’s now only 4 months away, so let's start planning!
NATIONAL PROTEST AGAINST PLANNED PARENTHOOD
Saturday, October 15th will mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of Planned Parenthood (truly a horrible anniversary!). Once again, there will be a nation-wide protests. In the SF Bay Area, there will be various locations participating including San Francisco. For more information on the National Protests, click here to find the location nearest you. We want to see you all there!
WALK FOR LIFE SPEAKERS
We are excited to announce our lineup of fantastic speakers for 2017:
Pam Tebow is the mother of Heisman Trophy winner, Tim Tebow. Following ESPN's interview with Pam, which included her discussing her refusal to abort “Timmy” when she was advised to do so, she has been given a national platform to encourage the prolife message. In 2010, Pam and Tim were in a Super Bowl commercial that celebrated family and life, which, according to a Barna survey, resulted in 5.5 million people “having cause to rethink their stand on abortion.” She has appeared on Good Morning America and won national awards, including Eagle Forum’s “Woman of the Year” and “Witness in the Public Square” in 2012, “Commission for Women’s “Inspiring Woman of the Year” in 2013, and “Extraordinary Woman of the Year” in 2014.
Reggie Littlejohn is Founder and President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, an international coalition to expose and oppose forced abortion, gendercide and sexual slavery in China. Women’s Rights Without Frontiers seeks to form a left-right, human rights and humanitarian coalition to end forced abortion and gendercide. Both pro-life and pro-choice venues have embraced this message. Reggie received the National Pro-Life Recognition Award at the 40th March for Life in Washington, DC on January 25, 2013. She was also the keynote speaker for the 2013 March for Life Canada in Ottawa, and for the 2013 National Right to Life Convention in Dallas.
Melissa Ohden is the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion in 1977. In 2012, Melissa founded The Abortion Survivors Network (ASN). ASN seeks to educate the public about failed abortions and survivors while providing emotional, mental and spiritual support to abortion survivors. Melissa has been featured on television and radio programs including: The 700 Club, EWTN’s Life on the Rock and Defending Life, Fox News, Focus on the Family, American Family Radio, the Mike Huckabee show, and the Teresa Tomeo show. Her life and ministry is featured in the award winning pro-life documentary, A Voice for Life.
Rev. Clenard Childress, President of L.E.A.R.N. and Founder of BlackGenocide.org will once again grace us with his presence on stage as a Rally Speaker. He has been with us since the first WFL, and it wouldn’t be the same without Reverend Childress rallying the crowds right before the Walk begins!
WFL WEEKEND EVENTS
There will be many events surrounding the Walk for Life, so plan to stay the weekend to enjoy the various activities.We will continue to post the details of the various weekend events here as they become available.
Registration is open for the buses. If you are coming by bus, please register here. Registration is essential to coordinate all the buses that participate each year. The registration fee is $75 until December 1st, and then $100 until the deadline of January 14, 2017.
WFL INFO FAIRE
Registration is also open for groups who wish to participate as a vendor in the WFL Info Faire. The Info Faire is held prior to the Rally at Civic Center Plaza, and this gives everyone the chance to visit the booths as they arrive. For those who wish to participate as a vendor, the cost is $80 per table. Space is limited, so please sign up using our registration form as soon as possible.
We are working on securing blocks of rooms at local hotels – please keep checking the website for more details. If you are looking for group housing at a parish, please fill out registration form here.
You can also look for various housing options through Airbnb.
We’d also suggest trying Hostels in San Francisco.