Care Net of Tamaqua held its first annual Walk For Life Saturday in Tamaqua. The walk started at their Tamaqua office located at the Tamaqua Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church and continued through the streets of Tamaqua.

Purple balloons tied to parking meters also marked their path.

By collecting pledges from sponsors, walkers raised money towards Care Net, a non-profit faith-based network of more than 1,100 pregnancy centers that help women facing unplanned pregnancies. Some of their services that benefit from their walks and other fundraising efforts are free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, abortion information, parenting classes, and material assistance. As an umbrella organization, Care Net seeks to promote, prepare, and plant pregnancy centers across North America. Care Net also plays a key role in reaching women facing unplanned pregnancies through by promoting a 24/7 Option Line call center and website via http://www.optionline.org.

Care Net of Tamaqua, 223 East Broad St., is now open every Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and now accepting clients. Walk For Life chairperson Rev. Kevin Roberts stressed his excitement of the opening of Care Net of Tamaqua. He also stated his appreciation to all the Walk For Life volunteers, walkers and sponsors. Donations can still be mailed to Care Net of Tamaqua, PO BOX 216, Tamaqua PA 18252. They are also planning a grand opening in the near future. For more information, stop by or call (570) 624-7244.