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!