Thousands Expected for Pro-Life Walk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, May 31, 2017 (Cincinnati, OH) –
Your nation was founded on the proposition–very old as a moral precept, but startling and innovative as a political insight—that human life is a gift of immeasurable worth, and that it deserves, always and everywhere, to be treated with the utmost dignity and respect.
–St. Teresa of Calcutta
Marking its 12th annual event, thousands of tri-state residents will gather at Newport’s Riverfront Row festival area Sunday, June 4, 2017 to celebrate the beautiful gift of human life at every age and every stage. All are invited to join this positive, family-friendly event to cross the Purple People Bridge and fill it with the joy of life!
Festivities begin at 1:00 p.m. including music by popular Easter Rising band; free face painting; balloon artists; and fruit, water, and t-shirts while they last! Several food trucks will also have treats for purchase. Parking is available at several lots near the Levy.
The walk begins after a brief program at 2 p.m. featuring the Most Reverend Roger Foys, Bishop, Diocese of Covington; Reverend Benedict O’Cinnsealaigh, Rector, The Athenaeum of Ohio; vocalist Allison Riegler; and American Heritage Girls color guard.
Bagpipers from the Ancient Order of Hibernians will again lead walkers across the bridge. The event will end back at Riverfront Row with the free picnic by JTM Food Group, plus more rousing music by Easter Rising, and still-open food trucks.
A coalition of more than 20 area pro-life organizations presents Cross the Bridge for Life, and several will have information booths at the event.
Note: This event has never been cancelled due to weather, but should this ever be necessary a notice will be posted on the web site homepage and Facebook page.