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Letter: Join in Walk for Life

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To the Editor:

First Choice Clinic’s annual Walk for Life and 5k Run will take place this Saturday May 31 at Bay Point Park. We are expecting 100 people to join us in this fun run. Already 60 people have pre-registered to run. Walkers are also welcome to come that morning and complete their 2 mile trek around the park. Won't you join us?

Thrivent Financial is partnering with us, offering matching funds for monies raised from this fundraising event. If you join us, you will be partnering with us to carry out our mission of educating and empowering our community to make healthy, life-affirming choices. We mainly serve clients from Goodhue County, but also from Wabasha, Pierce, Pepin, St. Croix and Dakota counties.

Your partnership allows us to continue to offer our free and confidential services to women, men and young adults. We do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of sex, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (including HIV/AIDS), income, age or marital status.

Our services include: Pregnancy Testing, Education and All Options Counseling; OB Ultrasounds; STD Testing, Treatment and Education; Prenatal Vitamins; Pregnancy and Parenting Classes; Life Skills and Money Management Classes; Natural Family Planning Classes; Pregnancy Loss Support; Sexual Abuse Support and Community Referrals. Our community referrals consist of partnering with several other great community organizations to best help our clients with services that we do not provide.

The race will start at 8:30 a.m. Festivities at the event include Leeanne DeFore, from Healing Hands Massage and Wellness, giving chair massages before & after the race beginning at 8:00 a.m. and Miss Daisy Mae the Clown, making balloon animals for the kids throughout the event. Door prizes by many local establishments will be drawn at the event and given to participants.

People may register online at www.firstchoiceclinicrw.com. Registration also will be available at 7:30 a.m. the day of the race. T-shirts will be available with the registration fee, on a first come, first served basis. Cost is $30. We hope to see you there!

Cathy Goggin

Executive Director

First Choice Clinic

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