Hundreds gathered Saturday at John Hardin High School in support of Clarity Solutions’ Walk for Life.
Clarity hosts the walk each year to raise money for the organization, whose goal is to help women with unwanted or unplanned pregnancies. The walk is about two miles.
“The Walk for Life is one of our main fundraising events for the year, and it is just a great way to raise community awareness for what Clarity does,” Executive Director Laura Dickinson said.
Nancy Shores was one of the many in attendance Saturday for the walk. She was with her grandson, Ty Shores, 3, who strolled around with a bright green balloon. Shores said she has participated in the Clarity walk for years and also has volunteered with the organization.
“We just want to do everything we can to convince women there are other viable options than abortion,” Shores said, adding Clarity offers help to men and women in a crisis pregnancy.
“I think a lot of people think pro-life people — all they want to do is just keep somebody from getting an abortion but it is far from that,” she added.
Once a client goes to the medical center, Shores said they get a free ultrasound, receive counseling, have the gospel presented to them and more.
The goal this year is to raise $75,000, and Director of Ministry Advancement Maegan Bennett is optimistic they’ll meet it. If people were unable to attend Saturday’s event, Bennett said they can donate to the walk through Oct. 14 online at clarityky.com/.
Dickinson said the organization is “beyond blessed and so grateful for the support of the community.”
“We are 100-percent funded by individuals, churches and like-minded organizations,” she said. “We don’t receive any federal or state funding for what we do. So these events and people giving every month is what allows Clarity to stay open.
“It really means the world to us to have everybody here and to be telling their friends and come out on a Saturday morning when they could be doing all kinds of other things,” she added.