On May 3, 2014, the Respect Life Social Justice Office of the Catholic Diocese of Wichita will host the first annual Life Run at Sedgwick County Park. The run will include a 5K timed run and a 1 ½ mile fun run. This event is family friendly with vendors and activities for all ages.
We invite and encourage you to come join us to support the gift of life at all ages and stages! This event is being held to raise awareness of the gift of life and to celebrate all life. As this is a fundraising effort, all net proceeds raised will benefit two programs:
A Better Choice, a Wichita based alternative to abortion,
Founded in 1993, A Better Choice is a Catholic crisis pregnancy resource center, serving women of all ages and socio-economic levels who are struggling with the fear and uncertainty of an unplanned pregnancy. A Better Choice offers counseling and support that is compassionate, non-judgmental, and based on the teachings of the Catholic Church. Whether a woman has many issues to work through or needs a kind ear and encouraging word, A Better Choice is dedicated to serving the mother, her baby and family with Christ-like dignity and respect.
Services & Mentoring
After the Gift, a weekend retreat for birth mothers that affirms and supports the sacrificial gift of life through adoption.
The After the Gift retreat affirms and supports the sacrificial love of birthmothers in their gift of life through adoption by offering hope and healing in Christ. This weekend retreat held at the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita, Kans., offers a celebration of the birthmom--honoring life and choice, compassion and understanding for the birthmom experience, addressing the unique grief of birthmothers, and ongoing support after the retreat: groups, mentoring, counseling and private blog. This retreat is open to all birthmoms of all denominations.
Life Run Video Contest for High School Students
The Life Run 5K, taking place on May 3rd at Sedgwick County Park put on by the Respect Life and Social Justice Office is holding a video contest. We want you to create a short 30 second – 2 minute video advertising the Life Run. Let your quirky, humorous ideas flow while creating a short video. The video must include: The Name of the event (2 times minimum), the date (May 3), the time (9 am) and that it benefits A Better Choice and After the Gift (both pro-life organizations). Upload your video to YouTube and e-mail the link to Molly at reichenbergerm@CatholicDioceseOfWichita.org. The deadline for submission is Friday, March 14. The winner’s video will be on our Facebook page and the Catholic Diocese’s Website. The winner will also receive 2 paid registrations for the run. Check out videos on YouTube at Brooks Running Superfans for more ideas.
Can't make it to the Life Run but want to make a donation? Call the Respect Life and Social Justice Office at 316-269-3935.