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Mar
1
Sun
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 and a $250 scholarship!

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

To participate, high school seniors must submit an application, including a list of prolife activities, and an essay focused 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 (coming soon) must be submitted to Grand Rapids Right to Life. One local student will win a $250 scholarship from Grand Rapids Right to Life and will then be nominated to the state committee for consideration.

Applications are due via mail or e-mail by March 1 to Grand Rapids Right to Life.

ESSAY GUIDELINES

  • Typed in 12-point font
  • Double-spaced
  • Page-numbered
  • 300 – 400 words
  • Properly cited  (include a Works Cited page)
    xxx

APPLICATION

To compete for the Prolife Youth Award:

  • Download and complete the application form (coming soon).
  • Mail or e-mail the application and essay by the deadline.
    xxx

DEADLINE

  • March 1, 2020

Mar
3
Tue
High School Oratory Contest @ Beverly Reformed Church
Mar 3 @ 6:30 pm

Be a voice for the voiceless this March!

Enter the 31st 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 and leadership 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:

$200 – 1st place
$150 – 2nd place
$100 – 3rd place

The first place winner will also compete at the State High School Oratory Contest on Saturday, May 16, 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 March 1, 2020.

All are welcome to come and listen to the presentations.

 

Students must be in grades 9 – 12 as of February 1, 2020.

Mar
15
Sun
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, and educators … 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, contact Laura.
The deadline is March 15, 2020.

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

Mar
26
Thu
40 Days for Life @ Heritage Clinic for Women
Mar 26 @ 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 free-standing 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 26.  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.

Life in the 616 @ Baker Book House Community Room
Mar 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Today’s world has more money, leisure, and conveniences, yet many people suffer from an identity crisis.

Who am I? Why am I here? What will make me happy?

Grab a cup o’ joe and enjoy some tasty treats as Sean Nolan and Karen Weber discuss how being prolife invites everyone to experience true joy in life!

Nolan is a speaker, educator, and father of five. He holds master’s degrees in philosophy and theology.

Weber has a master’s degree in education and is a Theology of the Body consultant. She has been active in the prolife movement for 30 years.

Space is limited, so please RSVP online by Monday, March 23, 2020.

 

Snacks will be provided.

Participants will be responsible to purchase their own beverage.

Apr
3
Fri
Prolife T-shirt Day
Apr 3 all-day

College students, high school students, and young people of all ages will be wearing prolife T-shirts on Friday, April 3, 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
2
Sat
Bike & Hike Festival for Life @ Johnson Park
May 2 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join 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, 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 15 to collect your pledge money and return it to Grand Rapids Right to Life to be eligible for all of the great prizes.

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

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

  • First Place – $400 Gift Card to a local bike shop
  • 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 – Rebounderz
  • $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 41st annual Bike & Hike Festival for Life.

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

Get Involved
To sponsor this event, complete a Sponsor Form.

Download and print a Pledge Form to track your donations.

To volunteer sign-up online (coming soon).

Spring Plant Sale @ Johnson Park
May 2 @ 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.

 

To volunteer sign-up online (coming soon).

Please Note:  No Early Sales

Jun
1
Mon
Prolife Golf Classic @ Pilgrim's Run Golf Club
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am

Join us for a great day of golf and prizes at the 13th 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
  • Prize 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.

Oct
12
Mon
Focus on Life Benefit Dinner @ DeVos Place Ballrooms
Oct 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 

The 33rd annual Focus on Life Benefit Dinner will be the largest prolife banquet in Michigan, will incorporate 25 student volunteers, and will feature Gov. Mike Huckabee, Fox News contributor and TV host, as the keynote speaker.

Huckabee was the 44th Governor of Arkansas from 1996 until 2007. He left a legacy of tax cuts, job creation, the reconstruction of his state’s road system, K-16 education reform, and a nationally heralded and duplicated health initiative that focused on prevention.

As a staunch defender of the right to life, Huckabee has stated:

“It’s time that we recognize the Supreme Court is not the supreme being, and we change the policy to be prolife and protect children instead of rip up their body parts and sell them like they’re parts to a Buick.” (August 7, 2015)

Grand Rapids Right to Life president, Laura Alexandria, will give an update on the organization’s accomplishments in the past year.

Don’t miss this evening of celebrating life and championing the prolife cause.

Individual seats and tables can be purchased by completing and submitting a registration form (coming soon).

Dec
31
Thu
Coins for Kids
Dec 31 @ 12:00 am

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.