By Kayla Hayes

In 2012, LifeCare of Brandon conducted 457 positive pregnancy tests. Of those 457 tests, 228 were abortion-minded or vulnerable. LifeCare’s mission is to “…lead those we serve to the unconditional love of Christ as we protect and preserve the sanctity of human life.”  This year, the Brandon center is on a mission to expand its medical services to expectant mothers by moving the medical office to additional space across the street at 125 N. Moon Ave. LifeCare of Brandon has been growing tremendously, and recently opened a new SouthShore facility.

The new SouthShore center, open three afternoons a week, has had 270 client visits and 15 positive pregnancy tests. Twelve of those were abortion-minded or vulnerable, 11 chose life, and eight individuals committed their lives to Christ.

On Saturday, May 11, LifeCare will be hosting its second-ever Walk for Life in SouthShore at E.G. Simmons Park, located at 2401 19th Ave. NW in Ruskin.

The Walk for Life is a fun, family activity. “We would love to have you join us on Saturday, May 11, as we will walk, jog, rollerblade, push strollers, and pull wagons through the beautiful E.G. Simmons Park in Ruskin. We will also be hosting a second walk on May 18 at 120 N. Knights Ave. in Brandon where you will have the opportunity to tour the LifeCare Center at the end of your short two-mile walk. It is an easy, fun way to get involved and make a difference for life. You can help LifeCare advance its mission to protect and preserve the Sanctity of Human Life by signing up to participate in this short two-mile walk. Registration is completed online and you can choose to be a Team Captain, be part of an established team, or simply walk on your own. Everyone is welcome.”

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the walks, and both walks start at 9:30 a.m. You can also register early at Parking is available at First United Methodist Church for the Brandon Walk, and there is a $2 park entry fee at the SouthShore walk.

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