Grand Knight Conor Shiel accepts the Culture of Life Activity of the Year Award from State Deputy Steve Burnley

2015 Culture of Life Activity Award

Highland Springs Walk for Life

In an effort to bring awareness to the community of the tragically high abortion rate in Highland Springs and Eastern Richmond and also to promote the East End Pregnancy Center (“EEPC”), a Christian-based pregnancy center;  Father James J. Scanlon Council 6936 in Highland Springs began an initiative to organize pro-life leaders from churches, the Knights of Columbus, and local groups in the Highland Spring Walk for Life.


This project included members of the Father James J. Scanlon Council,  two local priests, members of many surrounding Catholic Churches as well as Knights' Councils, their many members, friends, and local parishioners of Christian faith (and some who are not Christian) in the community.  There were donations and support from a number of local businesses, positive articles written in the local and Catholic press, and recognition and assistance from other state and even national, pro-life organizations. The Highland Springs Walk for Life will become an annual event.

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