Right to Life of Owensboro will host their annual “Walk for Life” on September 10 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The event will include food trucks and inflatables, with registration starting at 9 a.m.
The walk is designed to raise awareness for the pro-life movement in the community.
Executive Director Stacey Davis said one of the organization’s main focuses currently is to bring a Safe Haven Baby Box to Owensboro.
“We are trying to make a difference by not only supporting a baby’s life but also being able to help a mother,” Davis said. “These Safe Haven Baby Boxes have saved over one hundred babies lives.”
According to the Safe Haven website, “A Baby Box is a safety device provided under state’s Safe Haven Law and legally permits a mother in crisis to safely, securely, and anonymously surrender their baby if they are unable to care for their newborn. The box is installed in an exterior wall of a designated fire station or hospital.”
The exterior door automatically locks upon placement of a newborn inside the Baby Box, and an interior door allows a medical staff member to secure the surrendered newborn from inside the designated building.
“I have been passionate about this cause since I was in high school. I am excited for the future,” Davis said.
In addition to the walk, the annual Right to Life Banquet is set for October 13 at the Owensboro Convention Center at 5:30 pm. The guest speaker will be Monica Kelsey, founder of the Safe Haven Baby Box.
“These fundraisers are so important to our organization because they will help fund the Safe Haven Baby box,” Davis said. “The Right to Life exists because of our donors. We receive zero federal funding. Community support is everything.”