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Generous Donation

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sophie Lohrman presents Director of Client Services Ann Coker of the Crisis Pregnancy Center (CPC), Brazil, with the more than $500 she and her friends raised during a rock-a-thon for Lohrman's eleventh birthday party. Present for the donation were (from left) Coker, Hannah Close, Lohrman, Geneva O'Bannon and CPC Peer Counselor Donna Dean. [Order this photo]
* Local girl raises money for center on birthday

A local 11-year-old wanted a very different birthday party than most children her age.

While listening to a radio program called Adventures in Odyssey, Sophie Lohrman learned about a fundraiser called a rock-a-thon. Lohrman decided she wanted to have a rock-a-thon for her eleventh birthday party.

Lohrman's mother suggested the Crisis Pregnancy Center as the organization to raise money for.

"I thought it was a good cause," Lohrman said. "I wanted to do it for all the kids that will never get a birthday."

During the birthday party, Lohrman and her two friends, Hannah Close and Geneva O'Bannon, rocked in rocking chairs for nine hours while watching movies and playing with silly string.

The girls had taken pledges for each hour they rocked, raising more than $500 for the Crisis Pregnancy Center.

When realizing how much money they raised, Lohrman said her first thought was, "Wow."

"I didn't think so little could go such a long way," she said.

Lohrman and her friends recently donated the money to Director of Client Services Ann Coker of the Crisis Pregnancy Center, Brazil.

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