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Catholic News Herald

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051217 walk lifeFOREST CITY — The 24th annual Walk for Life, organized by Hands of Hope, was held April 29 at Immaculate Conception Church. Approximately 170 people from 25 churches participated in the two-mile walk that raised more than $11,000.

Sponsors for the event, in addition to Immaculate Conception Church, included Woodforest National Bank, Hampton Cab LLC, McArthur Landscaping, Rutherford Veterinary Hospital, Green Hill Store,

Steve McCurry Painting, Carolina Cafe and The Shake Shop. Hands of HOPE (Help Offered in a Pregnancy Experience) is a non-profit Christian pro-life pregnancy care ministry.

The organization offers free pregnancy testing, prenatal and parenting education, life skills workshops, Christian counseling, Bible studies and material assistance (diapers, wipes, baby and maternity clothes, etc.). The event included food, live music, games, face painting and door prizes. One of the organizers was Traci Burnett, who is Hands of Hope Client services director and a member of Immaculate Conception Church.

— Giuliana Polinari Riley | Catholic News Herald