"McAllen's kickoff rally was one of the most fun 40 Days for Life events I've ever been a part of."

That was the excited reaction of Steve Karlen, the 40 Days for Life North American campaign director.

The 40 Days for Life team members were enthusiastically welcomed to the event. "They had a big Ford-F150 and a formation of motorcycles escort us to the site where the crowd lined the streets with lights," Steve said.

The McAllen planners outdid themselves, with a huge stage and a band. Bishop Daniel Flores prayed with the crowd. "A news team from Univision was there as well," said Steve. "It was just amazing."


With 40 Days for Life, David wears many hats. Prior to joining the 40 Days for Life team, he was an award-winning radio and TV journalist. He has also served as a board member for a pregnancy help center and as publications director for a major national pro-life organization.