2018 WALK FOR LIFE SOUTH BAY!
Please support the Pregnancy Help Center in Torrance and help us celebrate our 31st Annual Walk For Life South Bay on Saturday, May 19th at 8:30 a.m. Onsite registration starts at 7:30 a.m. be sure to get there early for coffee, bagels, raffle prizes, a warmup and more!
It’s the 31st year of Walk for Life South Bay, so please walk with us and show your enthusiasm to protect the women and babies we serve. Get your daily exercise and support a great cause at the same time.
Learn more about the Walk and pre-register online today Create your fundraising page, so you can start inviting friends and family to join your team and donate. If you’d like to print our walker brochure, please click here.
I came to the Center because I saw one of your billboards, and since I thought I was pregnant, I decided to confirm it. When I came to the Center I was 6 or 7 weeks. I had my first ultrasound here, which was wonderful.
My husband and I have three children and he was not supportive about having another baby. Even though I wanted to keep this baby I was feeling pressure to terminate. From the first time I sat down with a client advocate I felt comfort from the stress I was experiencing. I realized I could walk through it with God and we would be ok.
When I was 10 weeks my husband insisted I have an abortion. At 14 weeks I had a serious car accident. I was hemorrhaging, and had very little support from my husband. My situation was delicate, but I was still pregnant. At 20 weeks the Dr. told me I had partial placenta previa and I had to have physical therapy. Still, my husband wasn’t supportive and never came to a doctor’s appointment with me. I only gained about fifteen pounds in this pregnancy, probably because of the stress, and I had a few emotional breakdowns during the pregnancy.
Finally, I told my husband: “I’m not going into labor with your negative attitude, so either support me or I don’t want you in the labor room.” He finally came around and became supportive. After the baby was born, he told me he was glad I decided to have our son. He’s been a great dad and help to me.
I had a positive experience at the Center. I got MediCal and other information I needed, and lots of support through a very stressful pregnancy. Three words I would use to describe the Pregnancy Help Center: Supportive. Caring. Informative.
Our third annual fundraising banquet was held on Thursday, October 29, 2015, and was a great success, with over 400 supporters attending. Keynote speaker Kirk Walden #kirkwalden #buildingawallofhope, inspired and entertained us with his vision of building a wall of hope to strengthen pregnancy help centers such as ours around the country.
With the challenges we currently face with the passage of AB 775, requiring us to post information for our clients about where they can receive free or low cost abortion services #stopab775, now more than ever we need you to stand with us.
At the banquet we launched a plan to move to a larger facility in the near future so we can reach our goal of becoming the #1 choice for women experiencing unexpected pregnancies. Learn more about how you can support this plan.
Remember, your support saves lives.
If you’re one of the 200 people who walked with us on May 17th you know that Every Step Matters in our work to help protect the lives of the unborn. We may be small in numbers but we were a mighty visible force in Redondo Beach as the community saw us step out lovingly and peacefully for Life! Enjoy some of the pictures and please feel free to post your own pictures on our Facebook page. And if you haven’t seen the article about us that was published in the American Martyrs bulletin, please CLICK HERE. Thanks!