Virtual Walk/Run - What is it?
The Virtual Life-a-Thon is an opportunity to come together with other pro-life people, wherever you may be, to share your love for Life and protect a child's right to live and be loved by loving moms and dads.
What is a Virtual Walk/Run?
Many of our friends/partners live in different parts of the country (& world) and still want to connect meaningfully with our cause through our events. Everyone can connect "Virtually" through the Life-A-Thon.
Where can I run or walk?
Anywhere! Trails, treadmills, or wherever you can. Get out and get active in your local community. Encourage your family, friends, and fellow pro-lifers to do the same. Just be sure to stay safe!
Why a walk/run?
Since 1982 we've been protecting a child's right to live and be loved by providing real help and real hope to abortion-vulnerable moms and dads. WLFL has provided countless mothers, fathers, and families with alternatives to abortion -- and saved countless babies' lives. By making a tax-deductible gift, you ensure that the Greater Milwaukee community will continue to have gospel centered, pro-life services that truly make a difference between life and death.
Do you need proof that I actually finished my run or walk?
No and there is no need to report any results. We do encourage you, however, to share your experience online by posting photos and videos on our Facebook event page, or anywhere on social media using #lifeathon.
I would like to get more creative in my participation. How can I do that?
Set a goal for yourself or your group. A typical "Loving Moms" class with one volunteer costs about $40. Maybe your goal is to run or walk 40 miles in a week in support of that particular cause. Maybe you don't want to just walk or run. You could shave your head, eat a worm, jump into a cold pool, build the tallest Lego house! It doesn't matter how you participate! As long as you have fun and support the ministry of WLFL through your registration, gifts, and/or pledges!
How can I let others know I’m participating?
Follow the Virtual Life-A-Thon on Facebook and Twitter. Then, share your training photos and race day festivities using the hashtag #lifeathon.
I can’t get out and participate on the same day as the Life-A-Thon. Can I still participate in the event?
Yes! Get out and run or walk whenever it is most convenient for you. Be sure to share your experience online using #lifeathon. We'd like to feature your submissions!
I want to participate in support of WELS Lutherans for Life, but unfortunately can’t make a gift at this time. Can I still participate?
Yes, we encourage everyone to show their pride and share photos of your experience using #lifeathon.
How can I make a difference?
Simply make a gift on our registration page, and pledge to run or walk a 5K, and collect sponsor donations for your participation.
When can I make a gift?
The Life-A-Thon registration page opens in late winter and will stay open until the end of May. You can register, make a gift, and gather sponsorships any time during that period. Watch your email for when it opens (if you don't get our emails, opt-in here).
Does my gift impact current programs?
Yes! Your gift will help provide our free services to vulnerable clients and protecting a child's right to live and be loved.
What if I have other questions?
We are here to help! Please contact us at Contact@ALife2.com.
Submit pledge forms & funds collected to our office before Memorial Day to include your efforts in our totals.
Call 414-727-8176 if you have any questions about this opportunity. We'd be happy to help. Thanks!
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." - Matthew 6:21