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A walk to promote life

A tradition that has continued for more than 19 years, Pregnancy Resource Services is hosting its annual “Walk for Life” fund-raiser to provide support for women throughout Kitsap County.

The walk will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Silverdale Waterfront Park. Registration for the event opens at 9 a.m. Donations, both monetary and baby supplies, will be collected at the event. The walk is open to anyone and their families.

“(This event) is important to me because it’s a supportive agency to help women in a crisis pregnancy situation,” said Pregnancy Resource Services Executive Director Molly Fairchild. “It’s one of our major fund-raisers of the year.”

There will be two different walking routes, one with a short distance and the other a longer route. Maps also will be available at the beginning of the race, however both races end back at Silverdale Waterfront Park.

Thousands of dollars have been raised toward pregnancy services throughout the years of the walk. Fairchild said 100 percent of the donation proceeds go directly back to pregnancy resources for the clinic.

“We are there to stand with the person when resources are low,” Fairchild added. “We are able to support them to make their decision.”

She added that baby donations can include diapers, baby food, clothing and baby furniture.

After the walk has finished, Fairchild said hot dogs and popcorn will be available as well as live music. Prizes will be available for children along with face painting, a game booth, playground area and balloons.

For more information, call Fairchild at (360) 698-1162.

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