40 Days for Life Co-Founder to Speak at Care Net Banquet



Friday, Oct. 5, Shawn Carney, Co-Founder of 40 Days for Life, record-breaking fundraiser, and television personality will be the speaker at the 26th anniversary banquet of the Care Net Pregnancy Center of Rockland.

The banquet will be held at The Crowne Plaza (formerly the Holiday Inn) at 3 Executive Plaza in Suffern. The event begins at 7:30 pm (seating at 7:00). For reservations or more information please call 845-352-6108. 

Shawn Carney is one of the youngest and most inspirational pro-life speakers in America today. Shawn began in the pro-life movement in college as a volunteer and after college was asked to be the Executive Director of the organization he volunteered for, the Coalition for Life.

Shawn’s passion for local pro-life ministry led to rapid growth during his four years as executive director. Shawn helped recruit and train thousands of volunteers, increased the income of the organization’s annual banquet from $80,000 to $322,000, and orchestrated the purchase and remodeling of a new office next door to the Planned Parenthood abortion facility where they could offer free pregnancy tests and loving support to women.

In 2004, Shawn helped to lead the first-ever 40 Days for Life campaign in College Station, Texas. This breakthrough initiative – made up of 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion, round-the-clock peaceful vigil outside a local abortion center, and grassroots door-to-door outreach – dropped local abortion numbers by 28%.

Beginning in 2007, Shawn helped to expand 40 Days for Life to 422 cities in all 50 American states, six Canadian Provinces, England, Ireland, Australia, Germany, Argentina, and Denmark. His efforts have mobilized more than 500,000 pro-life volunteers over the last four years. 40 Days for Life has confirmed reports of 5,045 mothers choosing life and 69 abortion center workers who have had conversions and left their jobs, including former Planned Parenthood director, Abby Johnson who walked into Shawn’s office just next door to her abortion facility.

Shawn is a regular media spokesperson and his work has been featured on hundreds of media outlets including Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor”, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times, and Christian media, including The Christian Post, National Catholic Register, Salem Radio, Relevant Radio, EWTN Radio, and Focus on the Family.

Shawn’s experience in local and national pro-life ministry has led him across America, inspiring audiences at pregnancy center events, conferences, fundraising banquets, churches, colleges, and high schools. His passion for helping women and the unborn is contagious. Shawn lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and four children.