14 Apr UPDATES! Boston, July 4th Relay, Long Beach, Misc…
BOSTON: Do you know someone racing the Boston Marathon on April 16th? Send message at firstname.lastname@example.org if they would like to huddle with LIFE Runners for dinner on Apr 15th and 16th. Pasta dinner, 4:30pm, Apr 15th, City Hall Plaza. Dinner on Apr 16th is TBD. LIFE Runners Carmen Bost (TX), Paul Westendorf (SD), Stephanie Grosvenor (MI), and others will take a stand for the least of these on the biggest marathon stage in the world, representing 7,517 LIFE Runners teammates in 34 nations (and memorializing millions of Unborn children). Boston for the babies!
RELAY: On Palm Sunday, we finished the 6th annual A-Cross America Relay in Overland Park, KS. With world-wide teamwork motivated by our love for God and His least of these, we covered the 5,359 miles (12 million steps), All In Christ for Pro-Life! See Relay photos and article. Many rallied together for the exciting Finish Line Events that united the four Relay arms: photos and article. Drum roll and fireworks please… the 2019 A-Cross America Relay will kickoff on July 4th, America’s birth-day! We will defend the freedom to live for God’s unborn children in all nations. The longer and warmer summer days will allow for more participation, more pilgrimages to the course, and more “REMEMBER The Unborn – Jer 1:5” jersey viewing to impact more hearts and minds for saving more lives!
UPDATES: 7,517 teammates ages 1 to 101 in 34 nations, 1 Cor 3:6
* Team growth: 291 new LIFE Runners last month! Invite three people this week to join our LIFE Runners team, helping us speak up for the voiceless least of these.
* LIFE Runners in the news: liferunners.org/media.
* Facebook: new team albums.
* Free LIFE Runners App: includes leader board for personal, chapter, state logs for jersey miles/hours, 78 downloads in March, now 261 teammates have it. iOS. Android.
* International: Ireland’s Save the 8th (no abortion) vote is on May 25th.
* Education: share the facts from abort73.com.
* Prevent and heal abortion: liferunners.org/help.
* Powerful short video: Pushing the Unborn.
* Pro-Life movie trailer: Where There Is Darkness.
* National Pro-Life shirt day: Apr 20th.
* Dr. Pat’s speaking list, bio, schedule: liferunners.org/speaking.
CHAPTERS (101): start and grow local chapters, 1 Cor 3:6
* Promote monthly huddles: request $100 in free promo materials, church bulletin announcements, Christian radio interviews, diocesan newspaper article, parish & diocesan Respect Life e-blast. liferunners.org/media
* Adopt-a-highway trash clean up for free “LIFE Runners” road signs.
* Fundraise for a local “REMEMBER The Unborn – Jer 1:5” billboard and free jerseys for local schools: Amazon Smiles, grants, FB birthdays, Knights of Columbus. Other?
* School chapters (29): receive a $250 grant for free student jerseys.
* Elite national racing chapter: interested? email@example.com
LONG BEACH: Our next national race is the Long Beach Half/Full Marathon & 5K (Oct 6-7). Registration is OPEN! This will be another awesome LIFE Runners retreat weekend, details here. All non-running teammates are encouraged to walk or cheer, helping to share our “REMEMBER The Unborn – Jer 1:5” jersey message as a Team. Last year in Pensacola we cheered each of our teammates across the finish line and gained a lot of media exposure… and new teammates, All In Christ for Pro-Life!