UMs Challenged to Take Part in October 20 'National Day of Remembrance and Hope'

October 10, 2009

An article by the Rev. Cynthia Abrams, Director of the Alcohol, Other Addictions and Health Care program for the General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church challenges UMs to join people of faith throughout the United States for a "National Day of Remembrance and Hope" on Tuesday, October 20, to remember "the 45,000 people who die each year because they lack insurance that provides access to needed health care."

"That shocking statistic . . . is approximately 2½ times higher than a 2002 estimate from the Institute of Medicine," she writes. Rev. Abrams cites the Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance as the source of the statistic.
Read complete article here.
A conference call has been scheduled for Monday, October 12, at 10 a.m. Pacific Time to discuss the Day of Remembrance and Hope.