More than 200 Thomas Aquinas College students helped lead the way through the streets of San Francisco on January 22, 2011 — the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade — in the seventh annual Walk for Life West Coast. The students prayed, sang, and peacefully bore witness to the Culture of Life with some 50,000 walkers.
Roughly two-thirds of Thomas Aquinas students have attended the Walk every year since its founding in 2005, and over the years, they have increasingly taken on leadership roles within the event. This year, for example, the event marshals selected Thomas Aquinas College students to act as lead security captains along the route and to serve as personal escorts to special dignitaries such as Fr. Frank Pavone (of Priests for Life) and Abby Johnson (author of Unplanned). Says Ralph Desimone of the West Coast Walk for Life Organizing Committee, “I cannot over emphasize how critical a role the students of Thomas Aquinas College have played over the past seven years.”