More than $27,000 was raised Saturday at the annaul Walk and Bike for Life sponsored by the Southern Ohio Pregnancy Center, according to Cathy Griffith, executive director.
“And we feel that more will come in, and we’ll reach our goal of $30,000,” said Griffith.
More than 250 people took part in the walk and bike event, said Griffith. The two-mile walk began at 9 a.m., with a motorcycle Bike for Life beginning at 10 a.m.
“It was a gorgeous day,” said Griffith, who noted in marked the second straight year with good weather.
Griffith said that funds raised from the event support programs ranging from free pregnancy tests to parenting classes to abstinence programs presented in local schools. She said falling teen pregnancy rates attest to the effectiveness of the abstinence program, which reaches more than 2,000 local students each year.
Those wishing to make contributions can do so by mailing them to SOPC, 135 W. Walnut St., Hillsboro, Ohio, 45133, or calling 937-393-2990.
For a photo gallery of the event, visit www.timesgazette.com.