Over 100 walkers gathered in historic Old Town Orange for the first ‘Wonder Women’ 5K Walk for Life and Family Fun Event on Saturday, June 24. Obria Medical Clinics of SoCal, which offers life-affirming medical clinic services to women facing unplanned pregnancies, partnered with Casa Teresa, Mary’s Shelter, and the Lestonnac Free Clinic to organize the community event, which included the 5K walk, kids games and a bounce house at Chapman University’s Musco Center for the Arts.
Walkers embraced the superhero theme, donning capes and some even wearing costumes. The ‘Wonder Women’ theme highlighted the organizations’ common mission– to serve pregnant and single mothers who need medical care, shelter, and other critical services that empower them to create the best futures for themselves and their families, often against tremendous odds.
Several Knights of Columbus councils, including from St. Thomas More, La Purisima, Holy Family, and St. John the Baptist, as well as support from local business sponsors, helped to make the first-time event a success, raising nearly $10,000.
Orange City Councilman Hon. Fred Whitaker, who also helped sponsor the event, welcomed and encouraged walkers to continue to support a ‘culture of life’ in the city.
Planning is already underway for next year. For more info on becoming a sponsor, contact Clare Venegas with Obria Medical at [email protected] or (949) 916-0763.