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AIM to hold annual Walk for Life, 5K Fun Run Sept. 29

August 16, 2012
The Herald-Star

AIM Women's Center, a prolife pregnancy resource center serving the Ohio Valley, will hold its fourth-annual Walk for Life and 5K Fun Run at Jim Wood Park in Steubenville.

New to the event will be a 5K Fun Run to complement the family-oriented 2-mile walk. The event will be held Sept. 29 with the 5K run starting at 8 a.m.and the 2-mile walk starting at 9 a.m. Registration for the 5K run opens at 7 a.m. while registration for the walk opens at 8:15 a.m. T-shirts, prizes and music will be available.

AIM is celebrating 25 years of serving women in the Tri-State Area who are facing a crisis pregnancy, according to a spokesperson.

In 2011, AIM supported more than 1,100 client visits, including 306 free pregnancy tests and 153 limited ultrasounds and served 35 women through its "Bridges" education program.

"As one of AIM's major fundraising events, the Walk for Life helps provide financial support to enable the ministry to provide vital services to our clients free of charge. Walkers can raise money for AIM by signing up friends and family to sponsor them for the 5K fun run or 2-mile walk. There is a social media website that helps walkers enlist support via Email and Facebook and create their own web page. Business sponsorship opportunities also are available," the spokesperson said.

To participate or for information, call AIM at (740) 283-3636 or visit the website at

The family-friendly event is open to churches and other groups. Vans and buses are welcome.

The AIM Women's Center, located at 248 N. Fifth St., Steubenville, has been serving the Ohio Valley area since 1987. AIM is a nonprofit, charitable organization funded by private contributions and individual donations. "The center seeks to provide education, opportunities for healing and support in a Christ-centered way to those who find themselves in a pregnancy-related crisis. The ministry strives to empower individuals to make healthy life choices regarding their sexuality, consistent with the sanctity of Human Life," the spokesperson said.

AIM is open three days a week or by appointment. AIM maintains a 24-hour hotline and serves approximately 1,000 women and their families yearly. For information about AIM Women's Center, call (740) 283-3636, or visit the website at

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