2009 Changing Hearts and Saving Lives Dinner a Success!
By Steve Bowman, GRTL Director of Development
The 2009 benefit dinner on October 29 is now history. The event took place at the Cobb Galleria again, and by all counts was a big success. Well attended, with over 430 attendees, the mood was upbeat, and the message challenging and encouraging. Donna Rodriguez, host of Dishing with Donna Show on WGKA radio, was our emcee.
Our newest video debuted, highlighting the various aspects of our work. It included testimonies from Joni Eareckson Tada, Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel, Rev. Flip Benham, and Jill Stanek, recounting what we are doing and why it is so critically important to the future of the nation. Several of our staff, including our Minority Outreach Director, Catherine Davis, Legislative Director, Mike Griffin, donor Greg Winchester, and board member Melanie Crozier emphasized their perspectives in how the battle for life is being waged here in Georgia.
Dan Becker, President, educated on the importance of passing relevant legislation, and what the stakes are for preserving the dignity of human life. He also announced a cooperative effort to challenge Roe vs. Wade in 2010, and our newest initiative in training high school and college students in pro-life apologetics with the goal to confront their peers with the truth about human life issues.
Cindy O’Leary, Executive Director of the Hope Center in Woodstock, GA, gave testimony about a client who had seen one of our ads and received help, resulting in saving her child’s life.
Finally, Star Parker hit a home run with her energetic address on the issues distressing our nation, decrying the destruction of human lives through abortion and other technologies. She detailed the moral decline in our society, particular in the black communities, which are plagued by the abortion industry.
If you missed the event, and would like to hear more about what we emphasized that night, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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