The Shippensburg University chapter of the Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM) opened up to students about the trials of pregnancy on Monday in the CUB Great Hall.
“We Care About Pregnant Women,” was the first event in a week-long series of “Celebrate Life!” activities held by the organization.
The message of the CCM’s event, according to freshman Brittany Monaghan, was that “pregnant women aren’t alone.”
To drive the point home, the organization provided a variety of materials and additional resources for women who may be pregnant and feeling scared.
Students could also take a free flower and pick up pins, chapstick and pens inscribed with contact information.
Roxanne Dennis, a Catholic campus minister at Shippensburg, invited all students to participate in the events.
Dennis also urged women to seek advice from Robin Kell, director of the PMI Pregnancy Resource Center in Shippensburg, in addition to attending the events held by the CCM.
The CCM’s “Celebrate Life!” week also included a musical ceremony at the Spiritual Center, free cupcakes outside of the library and other events geared around the discussion of preserving life.