FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2019 (Cincinnati, OH)
On behalf of the Cross the Bridge for Life Coalition Members
Contact: Meg Wittman, 513-728-7870
Sunday, June 2nd
, for the fourteenth year in a row,
thousands of people
from the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area will march across the Purple People Bridge in celebration of LIFE.
Festivities begin at 1:00 p.m. at Riverboat Row at Newport on the Levee and will include:
- Music by popular Easter Rising band
- Food trucks
- Free face painting
- Balloon artists
- Refreshments, water, and t-shirts while they last!
The walk begins at 2:00 p.m.
after a brief program, emceed by Anna Mitchell of Sacred Heart Radio.
This year's guest speaker is Carson Rayhill, Treasurer for Xavier University Students for Life.
We will also be joined by the Most Reverend Roger Foys, Bishop, Diocese of Covington; Very Reverend Anthony Brausch from the Athenaeum of Ohio; Pastor of Development, Jake Fraiture from 7 Hills; vocalist Allison Riegler; and American Heritage Girls color guard.
Bagpipers from the Ancient Order of Hibernians will again lead walkers across the bridge.
At the end of the walk, participants are invited back to Riverboat Row where the festivities will continue.
of more than 20 area pro-life organizations presents the Cross the Bridge for Life, and several will have informational booths at the event.
Life is winning!
At this point in time, eight states (
including Kentucky and Ohio
) have passed laws banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat has been detected. Dozens of similar laws are being considered in state legislatures across the country. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that it IS constitutional for Ohio to defund Planned Parenthood. Kentucky has only one remaining abortion clinic left. We could go on...
Come celebrate the beautiful gift of human life regardless of age or stage, ability or disability. All are welcome to join this family-friendly event to cross the Purple People Bridge and fill it with the joy of life.
Parking is available at several lots near the Levee.
This event has never been cancelled due to weather, but should this ever be necessary a notice will be posted on the web site homepage and