Thank you to all of you who made it out to New Life Family Service’s Walk & Run for Life this month! We are so grateful you chose to partner with New Life.

This year, we were blessed with beautiful weather, a great turnout, and many generous donations. New Life Family Services’ Walk & Run for Life raised over $72,913 which will go to help serve 6,000 men, women and children each year through our four First Care Pregnancy Clinics. Each event had a beautiful day to walk or run for life. More than 400 people participated in Rochester on June 3rd and Minneapolis on June 10th.

Many of the people at the Walk & Run for Life have a personal connection to the services New Life provides and/or a shared passion for celebrating life. Maried and James Celkis decided to get involved and share their story and passion for life at our Minneapolis event.

“In August of 2016, my husband and I got the terrible news our daughter, Abigail, was no longer with us and had gone to be in the arms of Jesus. This happened at 32 weeks into my pregnancy. This experience has been life-changing to say the least.

To honor her precious life and legacy, we decided to donate and help raise funds for New Life Family Services. And thus the adventure of team Walking Toward Abby began. We decided on the team name because it represents each step we take on earth, thanks to the work Jesus did on the cross, we are literally one day closer to being reunited, with each step, we are walking toward her.

On the back of the shirt it says ‘your life is not priceless because you are my baby girl, it is priceless because God created you.’

And just like God created my beautiful daughter and gave her an amazing purpose for her life, God creates all babies and has precious plan for each and every one of their lives, and for that reason we will continue to support New Life Family Services.”

New Life is blessed by the families, churches, and communities who came together united for one mission: “To honor the sanctity of human life by assisting clients in life-affirming decisions with the love and compassion of Christ.”