Local residents raised $12,915 for Sacramento’s low-income pregnant women and teens on Father’s Day weekend through the Sacramento Life Center’s See Dad Run virtual fundraiser that gave people the chance to walk or run where and when they wanted as individuals or teams.
“This was such a fun event and a great opportunity to get out in the fresh air and get some exercise while honoring dads and helping pregnant women in need,” said Marie Leatherby, executive director, Sacramento Life Center. “Thank you to everyone who participated. Even as we face this pandemic, the Sacramento region still knows the importance of community coming together to help those most in need.”
Some participants and teams chose to hike their favorite trails at William Pond Park in Carmichael or Tahoe National Forest, while others walked around their neighborhood. Dr. Timothy Phelan ran 25 miles from his practice in Folsom to the Sacramento Life Center in the Arden area. Teams that raised $200 or more received ice cream for four at Leatherby’s Family Creamery.
The Sacramento Life Center’s mission is to offer compassion, support, resources and free medical care to women and couples facing an unplanned or unsupported pregnancy. The Sacramento Life Center’s licensed Sac Valley Pregnancy Clinic includes a primary clinic and mobile clinic that provide all services for free, including pregnancy tests, STD tests, ultrasounds, patient advocacy for men and women, education and resource referrals. In 2018, the Sacramento Life Center achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, which ensures the group has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of high-quality health care. The nonprofit also offers a school-based teen education program, 24-hour hotline and program for women who have experienced pregnancy loss. For more information about the Sacramento Life Center’s Sac Valley Pregnancy Clinic, visit www.svpclinic.com. For more information about the Sacramento Life Center or to make a donation, visit www.saclife.org.