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….


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


  • Peace Valley Orchards

  • Pizza Hut

  • Rayl’s Market

  • Sheetz

  • Sweet Deli

  • Tim Horton’s

  • WalMart


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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