AdventHealth Wesley Chapel, along with AdventHealth physicians, nurses and other team members across West Florida — spanning Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough, Marion, Pasco, and Pinellas counties —took a bended knee today in silent reflection as part of the White Coats for Black Lives campaign.

The show of solidarity with medical professionals all over the world took place from 1-1:09 p.m. this afternoon, the 8 minutes and 46 seconds in remembrance of 46-year-old George Floyd, who died in police custody on May 25, and countless others.

Those who participated maintained social distance, wore masks and were encouraged to share photos as an expression of support online with #WhiteCoatsForBlackLives.

The #WhiteCoatsForBlackLives movement is centered on combatting :

  • higher rates of disease among Black communities,
  • higher barriers of entry to the health care industry for Black individuals,
  • lower rates of Black medical students, and
  • the fear among Black individuals to seek medical care.

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