Christian business leader to headline Celebrate Life banquet

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ROCKY MOUNT — Your Choice Pregnancy Resource Center is accepting reservations for its annual Celebrate Life banquet, planned for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at Englewood Baptist Church.

Keynote speaker will be Mike Sharrow, president and CEO of the C12 Group, the nation’s largest network of Christian CEOs, business owners and executives.

Sharrow is passionate about offering hope and help to those who experience the challenges of an unplanned pregnancy. He, himself, is the product of an unplanned pregnancy.

His mother faced the pressure and possibility of having an abortion. Sharrow says he knows firsthand what God can do through a crisis situation.

Funds raised at the Celebrate Life banquet are used to provide a variety of free services including pregnancy testing; medically referenced education about pregnancy, abortion and sexual health; STD screening for chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV and syphilis; limited ultrasound; fatherhood classes; material support; abstinence education; post-abortion support; and adoption information and referrals. Your Choice Pregnancy Resource Center does not offer or refer for abortions.

Admission to the banquet is $20, which includes a meal catered by Something Different Cafe and Catering. Reservations must be made by Feb. 20.

Reservations can be made by mailing a check made out to Your Choice Resource Center, 400 Sunset Ave., Rocky Mount, NC 27804. All pledges and contributions are tax-deductible and organizers say the money stays within the community.

For more information about the Celebrate Life banquet and reservations, call 252-446-2273 or visit www.friendsofycrc.org.