We made the Match!!
Thanks to the generosity of all who attended our amazing banquet on Tuesday, we made our match. You provided more than $80,000 so our generous donors will be providing an additional match of $40,000.00. Thank you for being our first best step for women facing an unplanned pregnancy.
Welcome to Lifeline’s annual fundraising banquet.
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Welcome, from Kate & Dan Langdon
Welcome to the Lifeline Annual Fundraising Banquet Page. We invite you to sponsor and attend the 2023 Lifeline of Berks County “Choose Love, Choose Life” fundraising banquet on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Reading. The keynote speaker for this year’s event is Abby Johnson.
The “Choose Love, Choose Life,” banquet is Lifeline’s primary fundraiser and is responsible for most of the funds that empower women to choose life for their unborn children. Sponsors underwrite expenses so that 100% of the donations at the event will go toward the work that Lifeline has been doing with excellence for fifty-two years! Lifeline provides pregnancy tests, ultrasound confirmation of pregnancy, life-affirming options, education about the risks of abortion, and continuing classes and material services designed to increase a woman’s capacity to care for her family and turn fear into confidence.
Lifeline has served thousands of women in the fifty-two years it has impacted our community. There are grandparents playing, praying, and enjoying life with their families because of the work that you support. Without the work provided by your funds, those lineages would be lost forever. Lifeline must continue that work.
So explore this page. Check out ways to sponsor the event. Register to attend. And keep checking back for information about parking, the delicious meal we will enjoy, and the timing of the event. See you on May 23rd!
Guest Speaker: Abby Johnson
Abby Johnson has always had a fierce determination to help women in need. It was this desire that both led Abby to a career with Planned Parenthood, our nation’s largest abortion provider, and caused her to flee the organization and become an outspoken advocate for the pro-life movement.
During her eight years with Planned Parenthood, Abby quickly rose in the organization’s ranks and became a clinic director. She was increasingly disturbed by what she witnessed. Abortion was a product Planned Parenthood was selling, not an unfortunate necessity that they fought to decrease.
All of that changed on September 26, 2009 when Abby was asked to assist with an ultrasound-guided abortion. She watched in horror as a 13 week baby fought, and ultimately lost, its life at the hand of the abortionist. At that moment, the full realization of what abortion was and what she had dedicated her life to washed over Abby and a dramatic transformation took place.
Desperate and confused, Abby sought help from a local pro-life group. She swore that she would begin to advocate for life in the womb and expose abortion for what it truly is.
The media continues to be intensely interested in Abby’s story as well as her continued efforts to advocate for the unborn and help clinic workers escape the abortion industry. Abby shared her story at the 2020 Republican National Convention and is a frequently requested guest on Fox News and a variety of other shows. She is the author of the nationally best-selling book and movie adaptation, Unplanned, which chronicles both her experiences within Planned Parenthood and her dramatic exit.
Parking – there is a new parking system at the DoubleTree. You will need to know your license plate
number. By the time of our banquet, there should be kiosks stationed in many places inside the
DoubleTree for guests of the hotel. You will put your license plate number into the kiosk so you will not
have to pay to park. Keep checking back for updates!
The VIP reception will begin at 5:00 PM and will include light refreshments. For those who do NOT
attend the VIP reception, there will be a cash bar that will open approximately 15 minutes prior to the
beginning of the dinner and program. Bottoms up!
Chef Gomez has created a delicious duo entrée for us. We will be having Seared Beef Shoulder Tender with Port Wine Demi, paired with Herb-Crusted Cod and Pressed Potatoes and Charred Baby Carrots. My mouth is already watering!!
Keep checking back for more updates!
Spread the Love through Sponsorship
You can purchase a table for yourself and nine of your friends for as little as $200.00. However, if you are able, please show your support for LIFE and the work of Lifeline of Berks County by sponsoring the event. Sponsorship at this time starts at $500.00 and continues to $5,000.00 with different types of benefits from Lifeline. Please, take a look at our Corporate Sponsorship Form to learn more. Print it out and mail it in with your information and payment so we can get those benefits to you and your guests. Any questions? Please call Stephanie Giles at 610-374-8545 x. 207 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsors help up to put on the best fundraising banquet we can! Please send us a message if you are interested in sponsoring our 2023 Banquet.