5k Run for Fun and Walk for Life
The Women’s Care Center of Rhea County had a very successful Saturday morning with the “5k Run for Fun” and their annual “Walk for Life” combined events. This was the first “5k Run For Fun” and with over 200 participants, it appears the event is will return next year. Runners were doused with colored powder as they crossed finish line. Following the run, the annual “Walk for Life” also had 200 participants which raised over $27,500 for the Women’s Care Center. This was a highly successful event and will help the center continue to provide assistance for young women.
Women’s Care Center of Rhea County
The Women’s Care Center of Rhea County has served thousands and thousands of clients since opening it’s doors in 1985. The agency now helps over 2,000 women each year with counseling, medical care, and any other needs they may have. The organization provides the following services:
- Free Pregnancy Tests
- Diapers and maternity clothes
- Baby Carseats
- and more…
We are blessed to live in this community that is pro-life.Lenita Sanders - Women's Care Center
Lenita Sanders, director of the Women’s Care Center, says “Whatever the need is we want to walk along with that mother during that pregnancy. We want her to know that we are here for her. We also go into schools and teach a ‘risk-avoidance’ class that encourages abstinence.” You are encouraged to visit the “Edge on Life” website, which promotes healthy lifestyles and healthy choices for young people.
Saturday’s event was a tremendous success for the Women’s Care Center. The funds raised will be well spent and enable the agency to continue to provide support and awareness for our community and the surrounding communities. The Women’s Care Center has an office in Dayton, Spring City, and Dunlap. You can learn more about the center by visiting their website by clicking here – http://www.rheaofhope.org. If you would like to find out how you can help the Women’s Care Center, please visit – http://www.rheaofhopefriends.org. Please click on the thumbnails below for full gallery of Saturday’s event:
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