More than 1,100 guests joined the Council for Life in the
Chantilly Ballroom at the Hilton Anatole on November 10, 2011, for its annual
luncheon, “Celebrating a Decade of Life,” featuring keynote speaker Kathy
Ireland, CEO of kathy ireland Worldwide.
Council for Life was founded in 2001 by 11 Dallas women with the goal to fund and equip life-affirming organizations such as pregnancy resource centers, teen abstinence and sex education programs and adoption agencies. This year’s 10th anniversary luncheon celebrated Council for Life’s accomplishments over the last decade and put the spotlight on a national affiliate program beginning in January 2012.
“Since 2001, Council for Life has raised more than $2.7 million for 29 beneficiaries, and we hope to empower other communities to support life-affirming organizations,” said Harriet Maclay, president, Council for Life. “We look forward with great expectancy to watch our vision unfold as we expand across the country.”
Kathy Ireland took the stage and spoke about her relationship with God and her journey to becoming pro-life, a decision that affected her both personally and professionally. Ireland also encouraged the audience to initiate positive change when it comes to helping someone make a life-affirming decision.
“I was told speaking about being Pro-Life could end my career,” Ireland said. “Don’t let anyone silence you or let your fear silence you. It’s a human life. There is no comparison.”
To learn more about Council for Life and to view a video celebrating the 10th anniversary, visit www.councilforlife.org.
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