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2021 Run for Life Honorary Chairs, The Cathy and Tony Sisk Family: Amanda Sisk Pickering and son Trace Pickering, Ashton Sisk and Tony & Cathy Sisk

(Dallas, TX): Council for Life hosted their 12th Annual Run for Life 5K at the Continental Bridge in Trinity Groves on the chilly morning of Saturday, April 17. This was a very exciting and special Run as Council for Life is celebrating their 20th Year Anniversary in 2021. Thanks to generous donors and supporters, the family friendly event raised much needed funds for four outstanding beneficiaries:Christian Homes & Family Services, ChristianWorks for Children/AdoptionWorks, Embrace Waiting Childrenand Lifeline Children's Services. These agencies are committed to ensuring that vulnerable children, from babies to teens, find a forever loving home. Many families touched by adoption and foster care participated in the Run, including Honorary Run Chairs, The Cathy and Tony Sisk Family. Chaired by Young Leaders for Life Michelle Dodds and Emily Vanderstraaten, the event drew close to 250 women, men and youth from the Dallas metroplex, many of whom were pushing babies in strollers or had their dogs in tow. “We are proud to support an event that celebrates the joys and miracles of adoption and foster care,” said Dodds. “Yes, and we are equally excited to be a part of the younger generation advocating that every life is precious,” said Vanderstraaten

Underwriters for the Run included Amy and Malone Mitchell, Betsy, Cary and Grace Newman, Lisa and Kenny Troutt  and Mimi and Bill Vanderstraaten and Family. Treats and winning prizes were provided by local vendors Bird Bakery, Central Market, Drip Coffee, The Gem and Luke's Locker. DJ Steve with Dallas Event Audio provided tunes that had all ages dancing after they crossed the finish line. 

About Council for Life 

Council for Life (CFL) exists to empower women, men and youth to make life-affirming choices. CFL is motivated by Christ-like love and responsive compassion. CFL is committed to raising awareness of the complex issues that surround unplanned pregnancies and to providing financial support to agencies that share their mission. CFL is celebrating 20 Years of Life this year. Learn more at councilforlife.org

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