Thursday, October 7, 2010
40 Days for Life Campaign-Dallas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2010
Rally scheduled October 9th to mark midpoint of 40 Days for Life-Dallas campaign
Dallas, Texas – 40 Days for Life-Dallas kicked off to an inspiring start on September 21st, as David Bereit, Founder and National Director of 40 Days for Life, spoke to a crowd of nearly 300 at Harry S. Moss Park, challenging them to commit more than ever before to the Cause of Life. “As we are about to reach Day 20 of our 40 days of prayer, fasting, vigil and outreach, it is time to gather with pro-life members of the Dallas community to share stories and encourage one another, building towards a strong finish of this momentous campaign,” said Lauren Muzyka, Co-Director of the Fall 2010 40 Days for Life-Dallas campaign. “We will gather again at Harry S. Moss Park at 8000 Greenville in Dallas on October 9th at noon for a family potluck picnic, along with ecumenical praise and worship and a rally.”
40 Days for Life is an intensive pro-life campaign that focuses on 40 days of prayer and fasting, 40 days of peaceful vigil at abortion facilities, and 40 days of grassroots educational outreach. The 40-day time frame is drawn from examples throughout Biblical history where God brought about world-changing transformation in 40-day periods.
Dallas is one of the many communities conducting simultaneous 40 Days for Life campaigns from September 22 through October 31. “We want to thank all the people who’ve made great personal sacrifices to bring 40 Days to Life-Dallas to the halfway point,” said Muzyka. “We also know that we still have a long way to go in our collective effort to demonstrate the harm abortion has done to Dallas.”
The midway event will begin with lively music by Praises for Life, followed by dynamic pro-life speakers including: Mark Crutcher, Founder and President of Life Dynamics; Father Douglas Zavala of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Grand Prairie; and Carmen Pate, former President of Concerned Women for America and host of the national radio program “Point of View.”
“For the remainder of the 40 days of prayer and fasting and community outreach, we intend to gather for continuous prayer outside the Southwestern late-term abortion center at the Northeast corner of Greenville Avenue and Royal Lane in Dallas, praying for an end to abortion in our community. We look forward to the challenge of bringing 40 Days for Life-Dallas to an energetic conclusion,” said Joanne Underwood, Co-Director of the 40 Days for Life-Dallas campaign.
The 40 Days for Life-Dallas Midway Rally coincides with 40 Days for Life-Dallas Youth Day. Auxiliary Bishop Douglas Deshotel of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas will celebrate a Respect Life Mass at 8 a.m. Saturday morning. To learn more about 40 Days for Life-Dallas, visit: www.40daysforlife.com/dallas
For assistance or for more information, please contact Becky Visosky, Director of Communications of the sponsoring organization, the Catholic Pro-Life Committee of North Texas, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-267-LIFE (5433).