There was lots of “Light in the Dark” Friday evening during a 5K Run/Walk organized by the new Fort Hays State University student organization “Students for Life.”
“Proceeds from the event go to FHSU Students for Life to educate students about pro-life issues and to bring pro-life speakers to campus,” says group vice-president Becca Kohl, Hays.
Participants in the run/walk wore special glow-in-the-dark T-shirts, necklaces and bracelets, even face paint, as they wound their way around campus beginning at dusk.
Prior to the race start, the group heard from Hays pro-life author and musician Elizabeth Schmeidler and watched a video about abortion.
SFL was launched this past fall. Nancy Cunningham, HelpDesk Center Supervisor, is the campus advisor.
“I think there are a lot of pro-life students out there – more than we know – and this will give them a place to belong and learn how to make their voices heard,” says Cunningham. “One way we hope to make a difference on campus is by providing information and support to pregnant women and those who have been affected by abortion.”
FHSU Students for Life is a chapter of Students for Life of America (SFLA). The national group has been providing support and training to the officers.