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Oakland county families march for sanctity of human life 2010 in Washington D.C.

Oakland county members will visit Washington DC to March for Life
Oakland county members will visit Washington DC to March for Life
Photo: Right to life of Lapeer County

Sanctity of Life Sunday is celebrated nationally on Sunday, January 24, 2010.

Right to Life of Lapeer County invites the community to join them for a March For Life in Washington DC, on January 22, 2010, on the occasion of the 37th anniversary of the legalization of abortion in the US.  Approximately 50 million babies have been aborted since then.

Demonstrators will depart at 6:30 a.m. from Lapeer and travel to Washington DC for a peaceful and prayerful child-friendly trip to March for Life.  The trip is $125 per person and includes hotel, luxury bus, Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and area sites.  

Tim Stickel is Executive Director of Crossroads Pregnancy Center in Auburn Hills.  He shares a bit about his occupation.

When asked about his job description, Tim says, 'the humorous version is I direct chaos. The truth is I over see all the staff (7 part time) and volunteers (174) with the help of an associate director and a board of directors. I do some fund raising, fix broken things, clean bathrooms and help people learn to help themselves."

Tim considers 'helping people learn to help themselves,' as the best part of his job.

A big challenge for Crossroads is funding.  "We are a non-profit Christian ministry, supported by individuals, churches and businesses. As the economy in Michigan has gotten worse, the number of women and men with their children needing help, has increased almost beyond our capacity. 

"In 2009 we saw over 2500 appointments, gave out over 70,000 diapers and wipes, taught abstinence in 15 schools, did over 300 pregnancy tests and 159 ultrasounds. We are here to help!"

Crossroads welcomes donations of time, money and disposable diapers and infant formula and clothing to assist mothers who choose to keep their babies.  

For more information on Crossroads Pregnancy Center, visit their website.

Crossroads Pregnancy Center is located west of Squirrel road, at 3205 South Blvd. in Auburn Hills, MI Their phone number is 248.293.0070.

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