The Life Center held a fundraiser today at Hotel Settles to help them raise money for their Big Spring location. The special guest speaker for the event was Dr. David Cook, a top sports psychology consultant, speaker, business consultant and best-selling author on the mental advantage.
Judy Rouse, Executive Director for The Life Center organization, noted that they aim to raise enough money to add 2500-2700 square feet to the Big Spring facility located at 1801 S. Main. Plans include to be able to do sonograms and offer medical assistance, which are things that are offered at the other Life Center facilities.
Tracy Watson, Director of the Big Spring Life Center, told KBest News that she was pleased to see a large turnout for the fundraiser and that she hopes more people will learn that The Life Center has a facility in Big Spring.
"We are small but mighty, and we hope to grow," said Watson. She noted that [with donations] they hope to be able to offer sonograms, offer more services, and maybe event bring a nurse onto their staff.
Thanks to community support between 2017 and 2018, The Life Center's impact in Big Spring grew with a 78% increase in initial pregnancy tests, parent and prenatal education and/or material assistance. Plus, Prevention Education teams reached over 1,100 studesnt in grades 7, and 9-11 in Big Spring schools.
It was also noted that thanks to donations, the Life Center - Big Spring is able to continue to offer the following services at no cost to the client:
- Pregnancy testing: $25/client
- Prenatal education: $300/client for 9 classes plus graduation gift
- Parenting education: $15-$18/visit
- Material assistance (for children up to 3 years old) + education: $40-$57/client
If you’d like to make a donation to the Life Center, call 432-606-5041 or visit the website www.midlandlifecenter.org.