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Walk raises funds for medical center
by Steve Beavers
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Oasis Medical Center is asking the public to lace up its walking shoes.

In effort to raise proceeds for the pregnancy center's medical and ministry services, OMC is hosting its annual Walk for Life on April 5 at Crossroads Regional Park.

Walk for Life is slated to begin at 9 a.m. Check-in for the annual event is set for 8:30 a.m.

"This would be a great way for people to start their weekend," said Oasis Medical Center Executive Director Martha Jobe. "They could begin with the Walk for Life then go enjoy the Chili Cook-Off, Green Market and Home Tour … walkers could easily be home by 10:30 a.m. and still have time to enjoy other activities."

Local supporters Jett and Anne Wilson have taken part in the event since 1995.

"Our presence at the walk shows our support for Oasis Medical Center," said Anne Wilson. "It is encouraging to attend with others from the community and area churches."

Area church groups and all ages of walkers are encouraged to get involved. The three top walking teams from last year included Oakland Baptist Church, Cornerstone Christian Fellowship and Eagle Home School.

Individuals who collect $200 or more in pledges can receive a T-shirt, bistro mug or sporty water bottle. The top individual walker and team will be announced prior to the start of the walk.

Supporters are asked to sponsor a walker with a one-time tax-deductible donation for the two-mile walk. Oasis Medical Center will collect pledges by mail.

Oasis Medical Center is located at 2421 Proper Street. OMC offers free services in OB ultrasound, pregnancy testing and verification, pregnancy options information, peer counseling, parenting education and post abortion help. The center, which servers both men and women, also offers testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections.

For more information about the walk or the OMC services, contact Jobe at 662-287-8001.

(Jeris Hamm contributed to this article.)
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