Dr. Kevin Dumpe to Speak at 2019 Vision Banquet

Heartbeat is pleased to announce that Kevin Dumpe, MD, will be its keynote speaker at the upcoming Vision Banquet on April 4.

Dr. Dumpe is an esteemed and board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist at Primary Health Network in Beaver Falls.  A graduate of Hahnemann Medical College, Dr. Dumpe completed both his internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh.  He completed the Combat Casualty Care Course at Camp Bullis in San Antonio, and holds Flight Surgeon certification from the School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio.  Dr. Dumpe has been in practice for over 30 years. 

Dr. Dumpe is proud to be a member of The American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, an alternate association to the familiar American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, which is decidedly pro-abortion in its stance. He is also a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Association and serves as a resource for the medical abortion reversal network.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Dr. Dumpe has taught adult bible studies for 35 years.

The address Dr. Dumpe has prepared for the Heartbeat Vision Banquet is titled, "I'm Pro-Life - Just Don't Ask Me Why!”  He will be speaking about the biblical basis for being pro-life and sharing a story to illustrate it.

Dr. Dumpe has been married to his wife, Pam (a doctor of internal medicine), for 39 years.  The couple has four children and two grandchildren.

To join us for the evening and hear Dr. Dumpe’s talk, please RSVP to (330) 386-3999, or complete the RSVP form on our home page. Seating is limited.

Kevin Dumpe, MD

Kevin Dumpe, MD

Are you ready to CELEBRATE LIFE?

Dear Friends,

 Our Vision Banquet is right around the corner, and we are in need of people who share our enthusiasm for the work of Heartbeat to serve as Vision Hosts to guests at our banquet.  The responsibilities of a Vision Host are simple, but critical.  Each Vision Host invites at least 6 other guests to the banquet and turns in their RSVPs to the event coordinator.  The evening of the banquet, the host welcomes his/her guests to the banquet and is there to answer questions about Heartbeat and the pregnancy center during the course of the evening.  The hosts also hand out donation forms to the guests at the appropriate time in the program, as directed by Linda in her presentation.  After guests have had a chance to complete their pledge forms, the Vision Hosts assemble the forms in an envelope and turn them into the volunteers collecting them from the tables.  That’s it — easy, but important!  If you have a passion for Heartbeat and its success, then you would make a great Vision Host! Please contact the banquet coordinator, Lisa DeNiro, at lisad@heartbeatcc.com to volunteer. 

 If hosting a table isn’t where you feel led to serve, we need volunteers in other areas as well, such as setting up and decorating, cleaning up after the banquet, directing cars, and manning certain stations during the banquet.  Please contact Lisa to let her know if you’re interested in helping in one of these ways. 

 Thank you for your commitment and assistance!

 God Bless!

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The Battle is Raging

Dear Friends,

 It is so disheartening to see how the sanctity of life is being attacked ever more violently by those who are out to rob precious children of their right to be born – and even to live after they are born! The recent legislation in New York and Virginia is outrageous, but we mustn’t give up.  It doesn’t matter what the laws say is “okay” about murdering babies, we know that God says it’s NOT okay, and never will be.  And He is the one in charge.  We must continue to fight for what is right, because those who are those fighting – and sadly winning right now in some states – to make it “okay” to murder at such late stages, including AT BIRTH – will never give up. They are strong and they are numerous and they are vocal, but God is stronger, and He has given us each certain gifts that we need to use for His purposes.

Please continue to pray for the women who are being told it is okay to end the lives of their babies.  Because no matter what any laws say, it comes down to the women making the individual decisions about the lives they are carrying.  That is why the work Heartbeat is doing (and other organizations like it) is so important.  We need to continue to reach these women, educate them, and provide the resources that will make it easier for them to choose LIFE!

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Happy Holidays from Heartbeat!

Can you believe 2018 is drawing to a close?  

Thank you to all who have been faithful supporters of Heartbeat this year.  We would not be able to positively impact the families we do without the generous gifts of finances, time, and prayers for our organization.  

If anyone is looking for a place to make some end-of-year contributions for tax purposes, they can do so right here on our website by clicking the “Donate” button on the home page. To find other ways to donate, please click on the “Give” tab. 

We hope that you all enjoy a warm Christmas season with your loved ones, and we look forward to the great things God has in store for Heartbeat in 2019!

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2018 Walk For Life - What a great day!

A huge thank you to all those who participated in the 2018 Walk for Life, whether by walking and raising funds, pledging money, donating your time/talents/resources, or coming out to cheer us on. A crowd of more than 200 people — including 170 walkers — came out to celebrate Life Worth Defending on Saturday, Oct. 13. The weather may have been cool, but the hearts were warm of the people that raised more than $25,800 for Heartbeat. It is wonderful to see what God is doing through everyone involved.

It was a great time for catching up with old friends and making new ones. In addition to the walk and time of fellowship, walkers were treated to a continental breakfast and a delicious hot barbecue lunch. The kids enjoyed crafts and a coloring contest.

A few special acknowledgements….

Donations

We’d like to thank these donors who contributed to the event, for breakfast, lunch, or prizes:

  • Adrian’s

  • B&S Carryout

  • Beresford’s Meats

  • Brickers

  • Cheney’s

  • Clearly the Best

  • Frank’s Pastry

  • Giant Eagle - Calcutta

  • Giant Eagle - East Liverpool

  • Hoge’s

  • L&B Donuts

  • McDonald’s

  • MJB BBQ

  • Peace Valley Orchards

  • Pizza Hut

  • Rayl’s Market

  • Sheetz

  • Sweet Deli

  • Tim Horton’s

  • WalMart

Entertainment

Thank you to Billy Collins and Sheryl Garner for sharing their musical talents.

Special Walker Awards

  • Walker with the Most Pledges - Marsha Von Ludmann ($1,540)

  • Youth Walker with the Most Pledges at the walk - Lauren Bezdek ($340)

    • The Chris DeLauder memorial fund also raised $2,193

  • Oldest Walker - Phyllis Conley

  • Group with the Most Walkers - House of Prayer (31 walkers!)

The top 10 Churches in pledges raised:

  • Heights UBC - $3,881

  • First Christian, Chester - $2,602

  • Northside - $2,542

  • House of Prayer - $1,744

  • Lake Mount - $1,723

  • Faith Community Church - $1,290

  • First Free Methodist - $987

  • First Church of Christ - $840

  • Hope Christian - $785

  • Boyce United - $763

Thank you again to all who played a part in this event. Heartbeat would not be able to touch the lives it does in the community without you! Watch this space for information on our upcoming events, including the Vision Banquet, scheduled for April 4, 2019, and the 2019 Walk for Life! God bless!

2018 Walk for Life

Bring the family, and please join us on Saturday, October 13th at Thompson Park in East Liverpool for the 2018 Walk for Life! There will be prizes, awards, food, lots of fun, and a celebration of life worth defending! Earn a special gift based on the pledges you receive. The funds you raise go directly to support pre-born babies and their moms.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and all the forms you need are available on our Events page, or by clicking here. We look forward to seeing you there!

At Walk for Life 2016 Every Life Mattered!

October 8th was a beautiful day for a walk in the park! Close to 200 walkers gathered to celebrate life, raise awareness and earn pledges for Heartbeat's mission to empower women to choose life through the love of Jesus. Pledges totaled over $21,500. Thank you to everyone who helped to make the the event such a success!

 

Thanks to the local businesses who provided a delicious continental breakfast, a hearty barbecue lunch and prizes:

  • Adrian's Restaurant
  • B&S Country Carryout
  • Beresford Meats
  • Brickers Restaurant and Deli
  • Clearly the Best
  • Frank's Pastry
  • Giant Eagle (Calcutta and East Liverpool)
  • Hoge's Family Restaurant
  • L&B Donuts
  • McDonalds (Calcutta)
  • MJB Barbecue
  • Peace Valley Orchard
  • Pizza Hut
  • Rayls Market
  • Save-a-Lot (Wellsville)
  • Sheetz
  • Tim Hortons
  • Two Smart Cookies
  • Walmart
  • Wendy's

And thanks to Brian Harrington for sharing his talents with uplifting live music.

Awards went to the following individuals and groups:

 

Walkers with Distinction

  • Oldest Walker: Phyllis Conley (Phyllis, at a beautiful 88 years, also volunteers in the Heartbeat offices!)
  • Walker with the most Pledges (at the Walk): The late Chris DeLauder with $1,813 (Chris was a cherished supporter of Heartbeat during his short life and continues to bless the ministry through a memorial fund.)
  • Walker with the most Pledges (not at the Walk): Marsha VonLudmann with $2,215 (After being the director of Heartbeat for 25 years, Marsha and her husband still actively support the Walk for Life!)

 

Group Awards

Group with the Most Walkers: 

  • Northside Church with 18 walkers (including Pastor Larry Rose and his wonderful wife Marge!)

Ten Highest Pledged Groups: 

  • East Palestine First Christian Church: $585
  • Boyce United Methodist Church: $655
  • House of Prayer: $681
  • Wellsville First Christian Church: $725
  • Hope Christian Fellowship: $940 (Hope Christian also prints all of our Walk promotional materials... thanks Karen Ross! You're amazing!)
  • First Free Methodist Church: $1413
  • Northside Church: $2288
  • Lake Mount Church of Christ: $3485
  • United Brethren in Christ Church: $3608
  • Chester First Christian Church: $3929

We thank God for each of you! Your consistent, generous involvement makes it possible for us to enable women to choose life!

We look forward to seeing you at the spring banquet on Thursday, April 6th. Contact us if you're interested in being a Vision Host for the evening.

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