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American Heritage Girls sponsors Youth Rally at 2014 March for Life

1/20/2014 - 2:08 PM PST

Catholic PRWire

Cincinnati, OH (January 20, 2014) - American Heritage Girls (AHG) will assist the Diocese of Arlington as the largest sponsor for their national prayer gathering and rally in Washington, D.C. at the Patriot Center, prior to the March for Life, January 22, 2014.

AHG, a faith-based character development program for girls age 5 through 18, will provide financial support and water bottles for more than 15,000 youth at the "Life is Very Good Evening of Prayer" and the "Life is Very Good Morning Rally" organized by the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. After the prayer meetings, youth will participate in the annual national March for Life event.

This year's March for Life marks the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Participants will march as a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, legalized abortion on demand.

Across the nation, AHG members regularly participate at prolife events. "AHG families uphold and cherish the Biblical worldview to respect all life from conception to natural death," says Patti Garibay, AHG Executive Director and Founder.

Every year the girls in AHG Ohio Troop OH3712 pray with clergy and other community members outside abortion clinics. Last fall, AHG Troops in Chicago constructed crosses for display to bring awareness to abortion. AHG troops in St. Louis attended and sponsored the annual Archdiocese of St. Louis Respect Life Convention.

Girls in Michigan AHG troops designed and earned a Pro-Life Patch to display on their uniforms by participating in events that support the pro-life movement. One such event was a prayer hour at a local abortion clinic during the 40 Days for Life campaign.

"By participating in these events, girls earn a local pro-life patch worn on the back of their vest or sash," says Debbie DeSantis, MI0138 Troop Coordinator. "It's a badge of honor for our girls."

Girls who advance through the AHG program do so by serving their community through acts of kindness including community service to pregnancy centers, adoption agencies and prolife advocacy programs. Stars and Stripes recipient, Jessica Collins, designed murals for a Pregnancy Center in South Carolina. Stephanie Habuner from Kentucky renovated rooms at Mercy Maternity Homes. And Brianne Poor from Indiana coordinated a Passion for Purity retreat.

With emphasis on Christian values and family involvement, girls participate in badge programs, service projects, leadership opportunities and outdoor experiences. AHG was founded in 1995 in Cincinnati, Ohio and has experienced 30 - 50 percent membership growth each year.


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Jody Token - National Public Relations,  513-771-2025


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