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May
4
Sat
Bike & Hike Festival for Life @ Johnson Park
May 4 @ 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 17 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 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 40th annual Bike & Hike Festival for Life.

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

To sponsor this event, complete a Sponsor Form.

Download and print a Pledge Form to track your donations.

To volunteer sign-up online.

 

EVENT SPONSORS

ADDITIONAL SPONSORS

Serv-U-Success

Michael Tarach

Spring Plant Sale @ Johnson Park
May 4 @ 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.

Please Note:  No Early Sales

May
8
Wed
Focus on Life Breakfast @ The Bluff Banquet Center
May 8 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

All are welcome to the Focus on Life Breakfast featuring keynote speaker Stephanie Cozzolino.

Stephanie Cozzolino is a wife and mother of four precious children. Along with taking care of her family, she is a business owner, author, and an advocate for life. Stephanie’s life has been filled with many trials, including sexual abuse and abortion. Through her faith she has experienced much healing, redemption, and joy. She is passionate about using her testimony as a platform to bring hope and healing to others whether it be on the sidewalk at the local abortion facility, through prison ministry, or even at the grocery store. Stephanie lives by the statement that rescued people … rescue people.

Don’t miss this chance to hear Cozzolino speak on the prolife issue from her unique perspective and to learn more about Grand Rapids Right to Life.

Online reservations are required and must be submitted by April 24, 2019.

 

A freewill offering will be taken to help defray breakfast expenses.

Opportunities to reserve a table for the Focus on Life Benefit Dinner on October 7, 2019, featuring former U.S. Congressman Trey Gowdy, will be available.

May
14
Tue
Legislative Day @ Radisson Hotel
May 14 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Michigan State CapitolAll are welcome to attend Legislative Day 2019 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 speakers, and enjoy lunch with state legislators.

The special guest speakers will be Senator Mike Shirkey, Majority Leader of the Michigan Senate, and Representative Lee Chatfield, Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives.

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
  • Safe Delivery Baby Box
  • Abortion Injury Statute of Limitations

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 May 7, 2019.
This event includes continental breakfast and a plated lunch.

Are you a 2019 member of Grand Rapids Right to Life?  Save $10 on your Legislative Day registration!  To take advantage of this savings, contact Laura by May 1, 2019.

May
16
Thu
Life in the 616 @ Roots Brew Shop
May 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Whether it relates to abortion, euthanasia, or embryonic stem cell research, responding to the arguments of the opposition can be difficult. Even when proudly prolife, it can be a challenge combating pro-abortion points without getting emotional, tongue-tied, or frustrated.

Come to a coffee chat and learn how to be persuasively prolife in a winsome way.

Life in the 616 is a new opportunity for prolife people to grab a cup o’ joe and enjoy some tasty treats while Thomas Lawrence, prolife ambassador, leads a discussion. He will clarify the prolife response to pro-abortion arguments so as to persuade others while maintaining and building relationships.

Please RSVP online by Monday, May 13, 2019.

 

Snacks will be provided.

Participants will be responsible to purchase their own beverage.

Jun
3
Mon
Prolife Golf Classic @ Pilgrim's Run Golf Club
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am

Join us for a great day of golf and prizes at the 12th 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.

Oct
7
Mon
Focus on Life Benefit Dinner @ DeVos Place Ballrooms
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The keynote speaker for the 32nd annual Focus on Life Benefit Dinner will be Congressman from South Carolina Trey Gowdy.

Gowdy entered Congress with a resolute commitment to the conservative principles that have guided him throughout his years in public service. In congress, he served on the House Committees on Intelligence, Ethics, and Judiciary. Representative Gowdy fought to uphold the Constitution and to protect the dignity of human life.

As a federal prosecutor, Gowdy prosecuted crimes including narcotics trafficking rings, bank robberies, child pornography cases, and the murder of a federal witness. As 7th Circuit Solicitor, he started a Violence Against Women Task Force and implemented a Drug Mother Protocol designed to assist expectant mothers break the cycle of addiction.

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.

 

MEDIA LINKS

Trey Gowdy speaking about defunding Planned Parenthood on Cavuto Coast to Coast.

Trey Gowdy questions Priscilla Smith about redirecting taxpayer funds from Planned Parenthood in a congressional hearing.

Trey Gowdy discusses partial-birth abortion in congressional hearing.

Trey Gowdy questions Cecile Richards regarding government funding of Planned Parenthood.

Dec
31
Tue
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.