Special to The Message
Right to Life of Southwest Indiana will host its annual banquet Aug. 10 at Old National Events Plaza in downtown Evansville. Actor Kirk Cameron will serve as the keynote speaker. Cameron, known for the television show “Growing Pains,” co-produced the film “Lifemark,” which premiered in the fall of 2022. The film shows the value of the life of the unborn through the adoption story of David Scotton. Scotton, now an attorney and adoption advocate, will also appear at the banquet.
The banquet draws nearly 3,000 guests annually and serves as the organization’s primary fundraising event. These funds support programs and projects such as installing and maintaining Safe Haven Baby Boxes at local fire departments; providing thousands of diapers to local pregnancy-resource centers; educating students and empowering them to make healthy life choices; and supporting the Go Mobile Clinic, a traveling pregnancy resource center that provides free services to women seeking pregnancy care in underserved areas across Southwest Indiana.
“Right to Life has always been pro-life and pro-woman,” says Mary Ellen Van Dyke, executive director for RTLSWIN. “With the fall of Roe v. Wade, our organization is moving to expand its reach to help moms facing unplanned pregnancies through tangible means such as the Go Mobile Clinic, support of local pregnancy centers and programs that support those who have had abortions.”
For ticket information, call the office at 812-474-3195 or visit the website at rtlswin.org.