About Us

Access Walk has one goal: Offer financial support to regional organizations that provide access to safe abortion services.

These regional organizations typically have minimal staffing and financial resources and face challenges when attempting to raise funds for abortion services. Access Walk plans to meet this financial need by raising funds through an annual walk event.

Individuals and teams are invited to participate, and all participants are encouraged to collect sponsorships from their friends, family, co-workers, and if appropriate, their employer for sponsorship matches. Access Walk will also use the annual event to engage with the community and corporate sponsors by promoting through local media, news organizations, websites, and social media platforms.

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What is Access Walk?

The 2022 decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case overturned the longstanding ability for individuals to access abortion services and eliminated federal standards established by earlier decisions in the cases, Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.

Since the ruling, access to abortion services has become illegal or severely restricted in states across the country, creating a situation where individuals must travel long distances – sometimes crossing state lines – to access safe abortion services.

Who We Are

The Pyatt family, seeing the national outcry in 2022 for access to safe abortion services, decided to raise awareness and funds to give financial support to local organizations to ensure access to safe abortion services. This includes expenses like travel, lodging, and childcare for individuals seeking an abortion.

100% of donations collected for Access Walk’s inaugural event on September 24, 2023 was awarded to Cedar River Clinics. Each year the proceeds will be awarded to local organizations and facilities that provide access to safe abortions. The board of Access Walk will award half of all funds raised through walker registration and general donations in 2024 to Cedar River Clinics of Washington and Lilith Clinic.

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Mission

Access Walk funds regional organizations that provide access to safe abortion. We know people from every community use abortion services, so we walk to ensure that those services remain available.

Vision

Our vision is to ensure that everyone seeking abortion services has safe and affordable access.