Summer Greetings to our Walk for Life family! We wanted to alert you of a few things regarding our upcoming 11th annual Walk for Life on January 24, 2015. It is now only a short 5 months away!
T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST
The Walk for Life, the nationâ€™s second-largest pro-life event, invites all pro-life artists to use your talents in the service of the littlest among us. As we prepare for the 2015 Walk, we are sponsoring a new Walk for Life West Coast graphic contest!
There will be two divisions: one for high school age artists and one for college-age artists. The winning logo will adorn Walk for Life West Coast hoodies, t-shirts, coffee mugs, etc., which will be offered through the CafÃ© Press website and at the Walk.
Winning entries will receive a prize of $500; second-place entries a prize of $300; and third place entries a prize of $200. And whatâ€™s more, the first place winners will be interviewed live on EWTNâ€™s Life on the Rock pre-walk television show!
Entry details will be released at a later time, but you can start working on your creations now. The winners will be chosen by the Walk for Life organizing committee. This is your chance to capture the spirit of the Walk, and to express your vision of the future of the pro-life movement. We look forward to seeing your work!
Our confirmed speakers include:
Julia Holcomb, who was a legal ward of Steven Tyler (of Aerosmith fame) and had a child by him, will share her poignant story of abortion.
Jim and Joy Pinto, theirs is a beautiful ministry witnessing to the joys of marriage and family, and respect for the dignity of all human life as they assist mothers in every manner possible to protect the lives of their unborn children.
Rev. Clenard Childress, President of L.E.A.R.N. and Founder of BlackGenocide.org will once again grace us with his presence as a Rally Speaker.
We will be announcing additional speakers as they are confirmed.
WFL WEEKEND EVENTS
Again this January, there will be all sorts of events surrounding the Walk for Life itself, so make sure to come to San Francisco for a long weekend so you and your group can enjoy and participate in the various activities.
The details are still to be determined for the various events, but thus far hereâ€™s a tentative schedule of events.
Friday, January 23:
* 2nd Annual Youth Conference (morning) â€“ sponsored by the Sisters of Life
* 8th Annual Standup 4Life Rally and Walk in Oakland
* Annual Prayer Vigil & Mass (evening) â€“ sponsored by the Sisters of Life
* Annual All Night Eucharistic Adoration at SS. Peter and Paul Church
Saturday, January 24:
* First Annual WFL Father Malloy 5k Race (prior to WFL Mass) â€“ sponsored by Life Runners
* Walk for Life Mass at St. Maryâ€™s Cathedral at 9:30am
* Annual Silent No More Rally â€“ sponsored by Silent No More Awareness Campaign
* Annual WFL Info Faire â€“ starting at 11:00 a.m.
* Walk for Life West Coast â€“ Civic Center Plaza starting at 12:30 p.m.
* 2nd Annual Law of Life Summit â€“ sponsored for Life Legal Defense Foundation
Sunday, January 25:
* 2nd Annual Students for Life Conference
HOTELS / LODGING
We have managed to reserve two blocks of rooms at hotels that we use each year for the Walk. We strongly suggest that you make your lodging reservations as soon as possible.
Comfort Inn by The Bay San Francisco
Please call 415-928-5000 and let them know you are with Walk for Life to receive the discounted rate of $95/night for 1 queen, $105 for 2 twin beds or $129/night for two queen beds. Parking is $26/night. Includes free hot breakfast buffet and free internet.
This hotel is well located close to the Wharf and close to North Beach. Single room with two queen beds for $229/night plus tax. Please call 415-922-3200 to make your WFL reservations.
Please visit our website for other hotel and lodging options.
Our online reservation process for Bus Registration and the WFL Info Faire will open via our website on September 1st. Make sure to register as soon as possible, especially for the WFL Info Faire as space is limited. This year, we will also include for the first time a registration process for those who request group lodging at church halls, etc. Additional information is available under the registration tab on our website.
We are blessed that the crew from EWTN will once again be providing live film coverage of the Walk for Life Rally as well as pre-rally interviews.
Immaculate Heart Radio will also be broadcasting live from the event. Check their website for your local station.
FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM AND TWITTER
We have a Walk for Life West Coast Page on Facebook. Please â€œlikeâ€ our Page and ask your relatives and friends to join us there so that everyone can keep informed of all the important news and changes for this year's event.
Follow us on Twitter @walkforlife. #wfl and #wflwc
And check out our brand new Instagram account (link below) - we'll be posting some of your best pictures there.