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Runners encouraged to promote dignity of life

LINCOLN (SNR) – Runners who are passionate about the dignity of life are invited to make all their races “Pro-Life Races.”

Ivan and Lynette Ivanov of the Cathedral of the Risen Christ Parish in Lincoln started a group dedicated to running and spreading the pro-life message, “Running Pro-Life.”

“Let’s make all of the races we run pro-life races,” Ivan said. “Let’s not be shy to show the world that in this culture of death, life still has plenty of friends.”

The group encourages runners to wear a pro-life singlet or t-shirt in every race. High-quality, technical shirts with a pro-life message are available for purchase online – the link is on the Facebook page “Running Pro-Life.

Each year during the 40 Days For Life prayer campaign, the organization will provide the opportunity to purchase the shirts. All proceeds will go toward a local pro-life organization.  “This year,” Ivan said, “100% of the proceeds will go to St. Gianna Women’s Homes who provide housing and other services for women who are coerced into having an abortion and/or who are fleeing from domestic violence. 

“Let’s make a difference,” he continued. “Let’s stand up for life.”

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