Marion County Walk for Life on May 13 will benefit Options for Women pregnancy resource center

Options for Women

PALMYRA, Mo. — Options for Women will hold its first Marion County Walk For Life and pancake and sausage breakfast on Saturday, May 13, at the Flower City Park in Palmyra.

Breakfast will be provided by the Palmyra Knights of Columbus at the Sesqui Hall from 8-11 a.m. Free will donations will be accepted.

Registration for the walk and a special warm-up session will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the walk beginning at 9 a.m.. Registration and donations for the walk are being accepted at

Everyone who registers online and attends the walk will receive a free T-shirt. Participants are encouraged to set a personal goal to raise a minimum of $150. Money is raised through online giving and pledges. T-shirts will be available for purchase the day of the event. Churches and other groups are encouraged to form teams for the event. Prizes will be awarded to the team raising the most money, the team with most members present the day of the event and the individual raising the most money.

Sponsors are the Palmyra Knights of Columbus, State Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin, Priority Physical Therapy and LS Tax Service.

Proceeds from the breakfast and the walk will go to support the Options for Women Pregnancy Resource Center, 7A Northport Plaza, Hannibal, Mo., 63401.

Options for Women opened in Bowling Green in 2016, with the Hannibal office opening last fall. The organization serves pregnant women and young mothers and fathers across northeast Missouri. Services provided include lab grade pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and life coaching — all confidential and at no cost to the individual. Pregnancy, parenting and life skills classes are offered free at the center and online, with incentives for participation.

Options for Women also offers referrals for medical help and temporary housing for expectant mothers in need, prenatal vitamins, counseling and support for those grieving an abortion or miscarriage, adoption referrals, information on abortion and abortion pill reversal, a mentoring program for young men, and ongoing support and encouragement to young parents.

The center is maintained through the generosity of donors and community volunteers, Donations will be accepted on site the day of the walk, or they may be made online through the registration link. For more information, visit or call 573-213-5119.

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