Last month, the Atlanta Region sponsored its seventh “Life is Beautiful” Gala to benefit the Pregnancy Aid Clinic (PAC). This year’s event achieved record numbers for attendance and funds raised.
Congratulations go out to Kimberly Hanna, DM, and Mary Savarese, DM, who served as co-chairs for the gala and worked with committees comprised of knights, dames and Auxiliary members. Special guests included Atlanta Auxiliary Bishop Joel M. Konzen SM, and representatives of the Federal Association headquarters in Washington D.C., Executive Director Deacon Michael Stankewicz, President Fra Tom Mulligan, and Hospitaller Pat Monaghan, KMOb. They were joined by Atlanta Hospitaller Lynn Mullaney DM, Msgr. Edward Dillon, a chaplain of the Order, along with generous friends whose support of the PAC mission provides the opportunity for women to choose life for their unborn children. Representing the Pregnancy Aid Clinic were special guests Executive Director Lisa Regan, and PAC board members.
The Pregnancy Aid Clinic has three locations currently serving the metro Atlanta area and a mobile unit that travels to multiple Atlanta locations. PAC successfully served more than 1,300 families last year, providing sonograms, pre- and post-natal care, and parenting classes.
During dinner, the 163 guests viewed a specially prepared video featuring young women and men who made the decision to choose life. David Hanna, KM, the master of ceremonies, led guests in a wine and spirits raffle, and a variety of opportunities to sponsor various programs of the clinics. Students from Holy Spirit School’s Pro-Life Club and House Leadership were on hand to accept donations throughout the fun-filled evening.
Approximately $700,000 has been raised by the Atlanta Region for the clinic over the past eight years. The gala fulfills the main focus of the Order, which is to “care for the sick and the poor and defend the faith.” Anyone wishing to receive more information about the Pregnancy Aid Clinic, or make a donation, may refer to their website at http://www.pregnancyaidclinic.org.