Fundraising for Pro-Life

Our fundraising efforts spread awareness, save mothers heartache, save children’s lives, and give others an opportunity to be part of this mission – All In Christ for Pro-Life!  “I don’t like asking people to give money; but, I have found that people are willing to do just that for this cause – amazing.”.

2014 Campaign:  Adult LIFE Runners are encouraged to raise/contribute $100 towards our team beneficiaries and the rest towards local pregnancy resource centers to reach $262 annual goal.  Our 2014 team beneficiaries are Save The Storks (buses with ultrasound) for Spring Relay and Vitae Foundation (Pro-Life mass media) for Fall race – both support pregnancy resource centers.  If each LIFE Runner gives just $26, we will raise over $50,000.  If all LIFE Runners meet their $262 goal, we will raise over $500,000.

A-Cross America Relay (5 Mar to 13 Apr):  RELAY INFO.  Adult LIFE Runners are encouraged to raise/contribute $100 for our national beneficiary (Save the Storks) and the rest towards local pregnancy resource centers to reach $262 annual goal.  If you raise/contribute at least $100 for Save the Storks, they will mail you an A-Cross America Relay jersey.  When contributing to Save the Storks, please note “for LIFE Runners Relay” to capture our impact.  Email contribution/fundraising amount for compiling total team impact (contributions@LIFErunners.org).
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Fall Event, Air Force Marathon (20 Sep, Dayton, OH):  Adult LIFE Runners are encouraged to raise/contribute $100 for our national beneficiary (Vitae Foundation) and additional for local pregnancy resource centers to reach your $262 annual goal.  Please consider also blessing the center local to the AF race:  Elizabeth’s New Life Center.  When contributing to Vitae Foundation or Elizabeth’s New Life Center, please note “for LIFE Runners Relay” to capture our impact.  Email contribution/fundraising amount for compiling total team impact (contributions@LIFErunners.org).

Guidance:  Set up your own Razoo fundraising page for one or more beneficiaries (How To Guide).  Tech support at (866)437-1952.
* After set up, make a sacrificial donation on your page and note that – lead by example.  Set a big goal and ask sponsors to give big.  Costs $1,200 to save one child through pregnancy resource centers – not much considering the infinite value of each child.  
* For best results, email your fundraising website to individuals (not group email) with a personal invitation to be part of our life-saving mission (Example).  Ask family/friends to be a sponsor at one of these levels:  5K ($31), 10K ($62), 13.1mi ($131), 26.2mi ($262), save one child ($1,200).  Ask sponsors to pray for our mission and ask them for prayer requests to lift up during running time…prayer changes things!  Invite your sponsors to receive our LIFE Runners Devotions.
* Speak at church and with Pro-Life groups for recruiting LIFE Runners and donations.  Ask your local Knight of Columbus Council to sponsor you for $262 to $1,200 (cost to save one child).  Go door to door!
* Offline donations are made out to beneficiary and mailed to beneficiary (“for LIFE Runners” noted).  For compiling annual team impact, email fundraising total to contributions@LIFErunners.org..
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Team Beneficiaries:
* 2013:  exceeded $100,000 goal for local and national Pro-Life beneficiaries.  Sioux Falls Alpha Center (mobile medical center), Rapid City Care Net (ultrasound), and Vitae Foundation (mass media) reported $57,000 received.  Team survey confirmed funds contributed to other Pro-Life beneficiaries that brought us over $100,000 goal.
* 2012: raised $52,000 for St. Louis ThriVe mobile medical center, St. Louis Good Shepherd (for keeping families together), Sioux Falls Alpha Center mobile medical center, Other (Vitae Foundation, Project Rachel, etc).
* 2011: raised $35,000 for Sioux Falls Alpha Center mobile medical center ($25,000) and Kansas City Wyandotte mobile medical center (over $10,000).
* 2010: raised $7,000 for Sioux Falls Alpha Center mobile medical center.
* 2009: raised $2,100 to help A Woman’s Answer (Gainsville, FL) get an ultrasound through the Knights of Columbus program.
* 2008: teammates contributed to these Pro-Life ministries, raising over $4,000:  Alpha Center (SD), Arbor House (FL), Elizabeth New Life Center (OH), Old Colorado City Pregnancy CenterProject Rachel (national).