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Heartbeat of Hardin County’s “Walk for Life” is set Aug. 11 at Veterans Memorial Park, Boy Scout Lake. Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the small shelter house. The walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. The walk is two miles around the lake.
“The biggest change we are doing this year is a donation to walk instead of collecting donations. If you have collected donations in the past, please feel free to do so again this year,” said Julie Zaring, executive director
For those wishing to participate, for a donation of $30 or more by July 25, you will receive a shirt, small gift and ticket for a chance at one of several very unique and exciting gift baskets. A $25 donation or more at the event, you will receive a small gift and a ticket for a chance at one of several very unique and exciting gift baskets.
Youth ages 15 and under do not need to donate to walk. They can if they wish. There will be a few gift baskets available to them also. If youth want a shirt, they can be ordered by July 25 for $8.
The shirts will be red with white lettering. The front will say Heartbeat of Hardin County Walk for Life. The back will have part of the Declaration of Independence, the part that reads “they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Those wanting shirts need to have registrations in by July 25. Those not wanting a shirt can register at the event.
To get a registration form, stop by the Heartbeat office at 220 E. Franklin St., Kenton. Heartbeat is open Monday through Thursday 1-6 p.m. People can also call 419-674-4716 or email email@example.com.
“We really want to see a lot of people at the walk. It is a lot fun and the door prizes will be great! This is one of our biggest fundraisers we do each year,” said Zaring.
Heartbeat provides help for young men and women finding themselves dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. They assist these new parents with classes, material needs, and or adoption support. Their goal is to help these parents be the best parents they can be through God‚s love and their help.
As a bonus, following the Walk for Life, the Block Watch group will be having a big event at the park with activities, fire trucks and much more. Their event goes from 10 am to 4 p.m. Zaring also noted Concert on the Greens is in the evening.