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Apr
28
Sat
#ProtestPP Rally @ Planned Parenthood
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Protest Planned Parenthood Rally

The time has come to defund America’s abortion giant!

On April 28, #ProtestPP will conduct the third annual National Day of Prayer and Protest against Planned Parenthood.

This rally is a sign to our leaders in Washington to defund Planned Parenthood and to redirect all their federal taxpayer funding to comprehensive health centers that are not involved in abortion.

Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion chain, killing more than 320,000 babies each year, and nearly half of their billion dollar budget comes from our tax dollars.

Sadly, the Planned Parenthood location on Cherry Street now offers chemical (RU-486) abortions.

Here are four key reasons to defund Planned Parenthood:

  • PP is the nation’s largest abortion chain.
    • 34% of all U.S. abortions are done by PP.
    • PP takes in an estimated $191,000,000 from abortions annually, accounting for 60% of their clinic income.
  • PP is a bad actor and a lightning rod of controversy.
    • PP has been caught shielding child predators, lying about what services that provide, submitting fraudulent Medicaid claims, and harvesting and selling aborted baby body parts.
  • PP exaggerates their role in providing health care to women.
    • PP provides less than 2% of manual breast exams, less than 1% of pap tests, and 0% of mammograms annually.
  • Defunding PP would not reduce funding for women’s health.
    • Every dollar taken from PP would be redirected to Federally Qualified Health Centers that don’t provide abortions.
As the nation’s largest abortion chain with a long record of unethical activity, Planned Parenthood does not deserve our tax dollars.
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Rally Reminders:
  • Hold a sign so that our message is clear.  Signs will be provided.
  • Stand along the street in a line.  Do not gather in a crowd.
  • This is a peaceful demonstration.  Do not engage any counter-protesters.
  • This protest is about taxpayer funding.  It is not about birth control.

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.

INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS

  • Rick Nugent
  • Mike Tarach

EVENT SPONSORS

John Oleck, Associate Broker 616-447-5033

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

May
10
Thu
Focus on Life Breakfast @ The Bluff Banquet Center
May 10 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

All are welcome to the Focus on Life Breakfast featuring keynote speaker Randy Hekman.

Hekman is a former Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and Kent County Probate-Juvenile Court Judge. He also served six years as the founding Executive Director of Michigan Family Forum, working there with state governmental officials on public policy as it relates to the family. He has authored two books, Justice for the Unborn and Truth that Sets America Free. He and his wife Marcia are the proud parents of 12 children and grandparents to 28. Together they run a non-profit ministry seeking spiritual awakening in West Michigan called The Grand Awakening.

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

Online reservations are required and must be submitted by April 30, 2018.

 

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

Opportunities to reserve a table for the Focus on Life Benefit Dinner on September 25, 2018, will be available.

May
15
Tue
Our Constitutional (& Prolife) Heritage @ Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In Grand Rapids for one night only, national speaker and millennial Tim Barton will give an inspirational presentation on America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on this country’s religious, moral, constitutional (and prolife) heritage.

From elementary students to senior adults, Barton gains the rapt attention of all with his unique presentation style and powerful content. While he engages and challenges the mind, his dynamic messages speak straight to the heart.

Barton is an ordained minister and has worked in a variety of church staff positions, including as youth minister, worship leader, and assistant pastor. Tim speaks into the lives of those around him, encouraging them to live passionately and to follow their Christian and prolife beliefs whole-heartedly.

Sponsored by Grand Rapids Right to Life, Barton will make history come alive at the beautiful Matthews Performing Arts Center on the campus of Cornerstone University.

Tickets are limited and it is recommended that they be pre-purchased by contacting Grand Rapids Right to Life.

 

Cornerstone University students are free with a college ID.

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.

New this year is the Dixon Challenge. For $10, golfers can try their golf ball against the eco-friendly Dixon Earth ball. Participants will receive gift certificates and a chance to win a sleeve of Dixon Earth golf balls.

Also new this year is the Aurelius Driver Challenge. For $20, golfers can hit a drive with the new Aurelius Emperor Driver. Just for participating, golfers will receive $150 in product gift certificates and a chance to win a new driver or a Zovatti watch.

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.

Sep
25
Tue
Focus on Life Benefit Dinner @ DeVos Place Ballrooms
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The keynote speaker for the 31st annual Focus on Life Benefit Dinner will be conservative columnist, best-selling author, and Fox News contributor Michelle Malkin.

Malkin worked for the Los Angeles Daily News and Seattle Times before starting a nationally syndicated column carried by hundreds of newspapers and other media outlets. She also founded three top conservative blogs: Hot Air, Twitchy, and MichelleMalkin.com.

She brings to the podium her stark, no-nonsense opinions on a wide range of topics, including the right to life.

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
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.