Walk for Life and BBQ on May 11 to benefit Options for Women


BOWLING GREEN, Mo. — Options for Women will hold its 10th annual Walk For Life and BBQ on Saturday, May 11, at the Bowling Green City Park. Check-in and registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the actual walk beginning at 11 a.m.

The BBQ will also be held at the park with eat-in or carry-out available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu will offer hamburgers, pork burgers, hot dogs, prepackaged chips, desserts, bottled water and lemonade.

Registration for the walk can be completed online at https://secure.fundeasy.com/ministrysync/event/? e=26994. Each walker who raises $150 or more will receive a free T-shirt. The Walk For Life T-shirts will be available for purchase on the day of the event. 

Sponsors for the event are Cindy O’Laughlin, People’s Savings Bank, People’s Bank and Trust and WGCA/88.5 FM.

Proceeds from the barbecue and donations from the Walk For Life will go to support the Options for Women Pregnancy Resource Center at 1420 S. Business 61, Suite B, at the roundabout in Bowling Green.

Options for Women opened in Bowling Green in 2016, and in the fall of 2022, it opened a Hannibal location. Options for Women serves pregnant women and young mothers and fathers from Pike and surrounding counties. Services provided include medical-grade pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and life coaching, all confidential and at no charge. 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, coaching 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 may be made online at www.supportlife573.com.

For more information, visit the website or call 573-213-5119.

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