Celebrate Life!
Gunnison Walk 4 Life

  Thank you for helping us Celebrate Life!

Our 2021 Walk-4-Life FUNDRAISER was a HUGE Success because of supporters like you!

The day of our Walk was such a blessing

The beautiful fall colors were in full glory in Gunnison when we held our 2nd annual Walk-4-Life Event on Sunday, October 3rd in support of our ministries at Legacy Family Ministries.

Participants started at the Legion Park Pavilion for a short presentation and client stories from volunteer, Jason Starinieri, and clients Jabari, Asia, and ZaQari Page.  Our board President, Linda Cory, shouted, “Ready, Set, Go!” and nearly a hundred people took off in their blue ‘Celebrate Life’ shirts selecting either a  1-mile or 3-mile loop.

There was a good mix of walking, running, or biking, and some of the kids even completed the 3 mile loop on their scooters! Mark Higgins catered walking tacos from Parish Hall along the routes, served in chip bags to-go.

Prizes were awarded for the participant who raised the most money through sponsorships and the participant with the highest number of sponsors. Proceeds from the event benefit Legacy’s Lighthouse Pregnancy Center and the LEAD Homeschool Enrichment Program.

CEO of Legacy Family Ministries, Wendy Solheim, also announced plans for a Christian early childcare center to be called Shining Lights Learning Center, for infants through preschoolers. Legacy is in the process of development and licensing for this vital community ministry. “There is a tremendous need in our community for childcare as seen in the recent data from parent surveys given by Health and Human Services. The study finds that 54% of families reported that the lack of childcare negatively affected their ability to obtain employment, and Childcare Access is the 2nd most important issue in our community (45%) after housing (58%). We believe by meeting this need, we are serving families of the Gunnison Valley in a tangible and meaningful way, while doing our part to help increase the number of employees available to our local businesses.”

Thank you to all who donated to help make our day a huge success! $9365 was received in pledges from 182 sponsors!

Congratulations to Terrie & Tessa McCrery for having the most sponsors!

Congratulations to the Nienhueser family for raising the most donations!

Donations are still being accepted and can be sent to:
Legacy Family Ministries
PO Box 7103, Gunnison, CO 81230
You can also pledge online.