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Mar
1
Thu
Prolife Youth Award
Mar 1 all-day

Need money toward tuition … books … school supplies?

Compete for the Grand Rapids Right to Life Prolife Youth Award!

The winner will receive a $100 scholarship toward their education and be nominated for the $500 Right to Life of Michigan Prolife Youth Award.

This scholarship is for high school seniors who have demonstrated excellence in the prolife movement.

To participate, high school seniors must submit:

  • a 300-400 word essay
  • a description of prolife activities in which they have participated
  • a completed application by Thursday, March 1

The essay must focus on what this generation can do to promote a positive, prolife message.

Prolife activities must include volunteer work with Grand Rapids Right to Life or Right to Life of Michigan.

The application packet must be submitted to Grand Rapids Right to Life. One local student will win a $100 scholarship from Grand Rapids Right to Life and will then be nominated to the state committee for consideration.

Mar
6
Tue
High School Oratory Contest @ Beverly Reformed Church
Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm

Be a voice for the voiceless this March!

Enter the 29th annual High School Oratory Contest sponsored by Grand Rapids Right to Life.  This is a great way for high school students to practice their public speaking skills.  Each student who enters the contest will prepare a 5-7 minute speech on one of these prolife issues:  abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, human cloning, or embryonic stem cell research.

The top three finalists will earn cash prizes:

$150 – 1st place
$100 – 2nd place
$  50 – 3rd place

The first place winner will also compete at the State High School Oratory Contest on Saturday, May 5, in Holt. First, second, and third place prizes are $500, $300, and $200.

This is a great opportunity for high school students to take a stand for life and to possibly earn some extra cash!

Applications must be submitted by Thursday, March 1, 2018.

All are welcome to come and listen to the presentations.

 

Students must be in grades 9 – 12 as of February 1, 2018.

Mar
9
Fri
Women’s Expo @ DeVos Place
Mar 9 – Mar 11 all-day

Women's Expo 2016Once again, Grand Rapids Right to Life will have a booth at this year’s West Michigan Women’s Expo in downtown Grand Rapids.

But we can’t do it without you!

Do you have a few hours to join other volunteers and help staff the booth?

This is a great opportunity for us to get in front of thousands of women and educate on the prolife issue.  We will be selling prolife gear, handing out literature, promoting events, and discussing LIFE issues.

Be a part of this West Michigan tradition that boasts more than 400 exhibits for women.

Sign-up online to volunteer.

Mar
15
Thu
Advertise With Us
Mar 15 @ 5:00 pm

Here is a wonderful opportunity to show your support for life!

Each year Right to Life of Michigan holds a state conference in Lansing. An important part of this annual meeting is the Conference Book.

Hundreds of local businesses and individuals place ads in the Conference Book to show their support for the prolife movement.

Professionals can also have their names listed on a page for attorneys, dentists, physicians, educators, and nurses … just ask us how!

The Conference Book will be distributed to businesses and individuals throughout the Grand Rapids community. Those looking to work with a prolife business are encouraged to contact the companies and professionals who placed an ad in this book.

To place an ad in this year’s Conference Book, please contact Laura.
The deadline is March 15, 2018.

Contributions are not tax-deductible, but the cost of advertising may be deducted as a business expense.

Mar
22
Thu
40 Days for Life @ Heritage Clinic for Women
Mar 22 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

As part of the spring campaign for 40 Days for Life, Grand Rapids Right to Life has adopted a day at the peaceful vigil.

Join with us and pray to end abortion in front of the only surgical abortion clinic in Grand Rapids.

40 Days for Life is a grassroots campaign to end abortion through prayer, fasting, community outreach, and by holding a peaceful prayer vigil in front of an abortion facility.

Grand Rapids Right to Life supporters will pray for 12 hours on Thursday, March 22.  Participants are asked to remain on the public sidewalk in front of the abortion clinic and pray for one hour.

Contact us to be a part of this powerful effort to end abortion in our city.

 

Want to know what happens inside this free-standing abortion clinic?*

For $600, Heritage Clinic for Women offers medical abortions (RU-486) for pregnancies between 4 – 10 weeks.  RU-486 is a combination of two drugs used to kill and expel a child from the womb.

For $600 – $2,275, Heritage Clinic for Women performs two types of surgical abortions for pregnancies between 5 – 22 weeks.

Suction Curettage abortions are used for pregnancies between 5 – 13 weeks.  In this procedure, the cervix is dilated and the abortionist uses a powerful suction tube to dismember the unborn child and suck her out of the womb.

Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) abortions are used for pregnancies between 14 – 22 weeks.  In this procedure, the cervix is dilated and the abortionist uses forceps to dismember different parts of the child, such as arms and legs.  The baby’s head is often too large to be removed from the womb, so the abortionist must crush the skull in order to remove it.

*Information related to Heritage Clinic for Women pricing and procedures was taken directly from their website.

Apr
10
Tue
Legislative Day @ Radisson Hotel
Apr 10 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Michigan State CapitolAll are welcome to attend Legislative Day 2018 sponsored by Right to Life of Michigan.  This is a wonderful opportunity to meet other prolife people, learn about prolife legislation, be motivated by the keynote speaker, and enjoy lunch with state legislators.

The special guest speaker will be Jason Negri, associate director of the Patients Rights Council. Negri speaks nationally on the practical and ethical aspects of end-of-life issues and has provided workshops and training to those seeking to improve their ability to effectively communicate this topic. He’s written numerous articles and is the author of the booklet Twenty Answers on End-of-Life Issues.

Still debating whether or not to attend Legislative Day?  Consider the important legislation being discussed in Michigan:

  • Abortion Provider Funding Ban
  • Clinic Licensing Enforcement Act
  • Dismemberment Abortion Ban

During Legislative Day, discover why Right to Life of Michigan is recognized as one of Michigan’s most effective advocacy groups.

Registration is due by April 3, 2018.
This event includes continental breakfast and a plated lunch.

Are you a 2018 member of Grand Rapids Right to Life?  Save $10 on your Legislative Day registration!  To take advantage of this savings, contact Laura by April 1, 2018.

Apr
20
Fri
National Prolife T-shirt Day
Apr 20 all-day

College students, high school students, and young people of all ages will be wearing prolife T-shirts on Friday, April 20, to celebrate National Prolife T-shirt Day.

On this national day of action, young people all over the country are encouraged to wear a prolife T-shirt to school to show their support of and love for life. This event is designed to help even the most timid feel empowered to speak up on behalf of the innocent and defend the weak.

Participating youth can wear some cool prolife gear, promote their prolife values, and possibly change some hearts and minds.  The idea was conceived several years ago as a way to bring attention to the prolife movement among young people.

Need a cool, prolife T-shirt?  Check-out the awesome styles and reasonable prices in the Grand Rapids Right to Life store.

May
5
Sat
Bike & Hike Festival for Life @ Johnson Park
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Bike and Hike Festival for LifeJoin the family-friendly fun of Bike & Hike Festival for Life! The day’s activities include biking, walking, a free picnic lunch, lots of family fun, live music, a children’s play area, and a spring plant sale.

When you arrive at Johnson Park, simply register and then bike or walk the path.  You have until May 18 to collect your pledge money and return it to Grand Rapids Right to Life to be eligible for all of the great prizes.

Remember … turn in at least $100 in pledge money on the day of the event and get your free prolife T-shirt!

Experienced Cyclists
Cycle from Johnson Park to Millennium Park or Kent Trails.  Enjoy a challenge and then join the others for lunch and some live music.

Earn Grand Prizes
The top two participants who raise the most amount of money will win:

  • First Place – $400 Gift Card to West Michigan Bike & Fitness
  • Second Place – $200 Gift Card to Great Wolf Lodge

Earn Unlimited Prizes
Based on the amount of money you raise, participants can earn gift cards to:

  • $15 gift card – Michigan’s Adventure
  • $15 gift card – Dave and Buster’s
  • $15 gift card – Whitecaps Baseball
  • $15 gift card – Craig’s Cruisers
  • $15 gift card – Celebration! Cinema
  • Prolife Baseball Cap

Rain or shine … join us for a terrific day of family fun at the 39th annual Bike & Hike Festival for Life.

And don’t forget … check out the Spring Plant Sale while you’re at the event!

Download and print a Pledge Form to track your donations.

To volunteer sign-up online.  (coming soon)

Spring Plant Sale @ Johnson Park
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Young Girl with FlowerDuring Bike & Hike Festival for Life, supporters have an opportunity to get some beautiful spring flowers.

Donations will be accepted to support the prolife work of Grand Rapids Right to Life.

Not biking?  Not hiking?  No problem!

Come for the Spring Plant Sale and get a jump start on the landscaped beauty of your home, apartment, condo, or cottage.

A variety of flowers and plants, for potting or hanging, is available.

 

Please Note:  No Early Sales

Jun
4
Mon
Prolife Golf Classic @ Pilgrim's Run Golf Club
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am

Join us for a great day of golf and prizes at the 11th annual Prolife Golf Classic.

This event, held at beautiful Pilgrim’s Run Golf Club, is a day of fun for golfers of all levels.  Pilgrim’s Run Golf Club was selected as the favorite place to golf in West Michigan by the readers of The Grand Rapids Press.  Don’t miss your chance to golf at this prestigious course and to raise money to benefit the prolife efforts of Grand Rapids Right to Life.

Register as a foursome or register as a single and we will match you with other golfers.

This day of fun and fellowship includes a light breakfast, practice balls, 18 holes of golf, on-course games, and lunch.

Does your golf game need a little help?  Mulligan Packages are available for purchase!

Looking for an additional way to get involved?  Consider being a sponsor of this outing:

  • Scoreboard Sponsor
  • Food Sponsor
  • Cart Sponsor
  • Beverage Sponsor
  • Double Tee Sponsor
  • Tee Sponsor

Save $25 per golfer with the early bird discount if registered by March 1.

To participate in or to sponsor this event, complete and return the golf brochure (coming soon).

Dec
31
Mon
Coins for Kids
Dec 31 all-day

Baby BottleCoins for Kids is a fundraiser for Grand Rapids Right to Life and local pregnancy centers.

Churches and organizations in the Grand Rapids area are encouraged to choose one month to host a baby bottle drive.

Profits benefit Grand Rapids Right to Life and local agencies that provide material support to women and families facing unplanned pregnancies.

It’s easy to host a Coins for Kids baby bottle drive!

Step 1:
Select a month that your church or school would like to participate and call Grand Rapids Right to Life.

Step 2:
Spread the word by putting the dates for the baby bottle drive in your bulletin or newsletter and by making announcements.

Step 3:
Request as many bottles as you need.  We suggest one bottle per family.

Step 4:
Spend the month filling those bottles with your spare change. 

Step 5:
Grand Rapids Right to Life will pick up the bottles at the end of the month and bring them to the bank to get counted.

Join us in this wonderfully easy and tangible way that you can support the prolife efforts of Grand Rapids Right to Life and the work of local pregnancy centers.