Walk for Moms May 12 in support of Aspire


By Marcy Mitchell

Special to The PREVIEW

Prenatal care and parenting education provider Aspire (formerly THRIVE) invites Pagosa Springs community members to sign up for its new Walk for Moms event on May 12 from 9 a.m. to noon, starting at the Aspire office and going to Yamaguchi Park and back.

Participants can register online at www.aspirepagosa.org/upcoming-events.

Moms = Superheroes. Honor the champion in your life by sponsoring young moms in our community through the event. Walk for Moms will benefit the free prenatal clinic, medical services and education/classes offered by Aspire.

Registration for the event is free. All participants will receive a “goodie bag” filled by event sponsors with a complimentary event T-shirt for those who raise $100 or more. Additional prizes will be given for teams and individuals who raise higher amounts. Furthermore, we will also have prizes for “best superhero” dressed teams, most pledges raised and best promoter through social media.

Check-in/registration starts at 9 a.m. at Aspire. The awards ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. and then the walkathon starts at 10 a.m. The route follows the sidewalk from Aspire to Yamaguchi Park and back. Various stations and fun pit stops will be set up along the path for supporters to watch and sponsors to distribute water and other items.

“We are so excited to celebrate moms and recognize the importance they make in our lives,” said Marcy Mitchell, Aspire executive director. “With the help of Pagosa area businesses and local participants, we anticipate raising money to provide free prenatal care and education programs for young women in Archuleta County.”

Following the event, participants are invited to a complimentary lunch and open house at Aspire, 602 S. 8th St., from 11 a.m. until noon.

For more information or to register or donate online, please visit http://aspirepagosa.org/upcoming-events.

About Aspire Medical Services and Education

Based in Pagosa Springs, Aspire (formerly known as THRIVE) provides free prenatal care, pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, STI/STD testing and treatment as well as prenatal and parenting education, childbirth education classes and a baby boutique.

We empower men and women in Archuleta County to make healthy life choices by providing medical services and education in a safe and supportive environment.

Aspire is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and does not receive any government funding.