From left, Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center Director Katie Grobe, board member Vicki Van Couvering and Julie Grobe stand by a banner to sign up participants for a Walk-a-thon to benefit the organization. The event will run through July 26.

Photo by Nate Waggenspack

From left, Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center Director Katie Grobe, board member Vicki Van Couvering and Julie Grobe stand by a banner to sign up participants for a Walk-a-thon to benefit the organization. The event will run through July 26.

Get walking for Pregnancy Center fundraiser

Walk-a-thon runs through July 26

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— You’re going to be using your feet at certain points in the day, so you might as well put them to work for a good cause.

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The Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center FUNdraiser Summer Walk-a-thon now is accepting registration. Participants of all ages will receive a T-shirt and pedometer for the event, which runs through July 26, as walkers collect money based on the amount of walking they do for the following weeks. People can return to the track July 26 to distribute their funds and receive a tally. Those who bring in the most funds or walk the greatest recorded steps will also receive prizes. The cost is $20 per person or, for a family of four or more, $20 for the first family member and $10 for all other members. For more information, call 970-824-5204 or visit the YVPC office from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 25 W. Victory Way.

The Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center is seeking participants for its FUNdraiser Summer Walk-a-thon. A registration event Saturday to herald the kickoff of the event brought in about 30 people — a number YVPC Director Katie Grobe said is good though she hopes local residents will step it up in the weeks to come.

Registration, which gets more affordable depending on family size, includes a pedometer and a T-shirt. People of all ages can clip their pedometers to their person to measure their daily footwork and take pledges from the community.

“It’s entirely up to (walkers) how they want to handle pledges,” Grobe said, adding that those who prefer a brisker pace of jogging or running are also welcome to join.

Donations can be based on a set amount or per mile, and participants can bring their pedometers to the Moffat County High School track July 26 to record their final tallies.

YVPC will provide prizes to those with the greatest numbers.

This is the first time in many years YVPC has attempted such a fundraiser, Grobe said. The money brought in from the group’s recent effort, the Baby Bottle Fundraiser, still is coming in at the moment.

“We just hope to get a lot of people involved,” Grobe said.

For more information, call 970-824-5204 or visit the YVPC office from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 25 W. Victory Way.

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