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Unity Health System to Host Memorial Service to Remember Rochester’s Homeless

A memorial service to remember Rochester’s homeless who have lost their lives during this year. The service will include the reading of the names of departed homeless people and individual candles will be lit in their memory. The Homeless Services Network (HSN) will provide hats, gloves and scarves to give away during the memorial service.

Unity Health Reach Health Care for the Homeless, HSN, the YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County, and Unity’s McCree McCuller Wellness Center are participating. Speakers will include staff from Bethany House and the Catholic Family Center, Rochester area organizations that provide services to the homeless.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Unity St. Mary’s Campus Chapel, First Floor, 89 Genesee Street

Each year, on or around the first day of winter and the longest day of the year, the National Coalition for the Homeless sponsors National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day. The day, which started in 1990, is meant to bring attention to homelessness, and remember those who have died from exposure to the elements, unsafe conditions, or violence.

*Media coverage of this event is welcomed.* Parking is permitted in the parking garage at Unity St. Mary’s campus. A corporate communications team member will meet reporters and photographers in the main lobby.

At Unity Health System you’ll find the friendliest and most compassionate people dedicated to providing the best possible health care experience. We have over 70 locations in Rochester and Monroe County, including Unity Hospital in the town of Greece and the Unity St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester. Key programs include our Joint Replacement Center, Family Birth Place, Spine Center, Diabetes Center, Chemical Dependency, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, plus the area’s most comprehensive range of services for older adults. ACM Medical Laboratory is the world’s fifth largest provider of clinical trials testing, with locations in western New York, York, England, and lab partnerships across the globe. Our shared commitment to delivering health care the way it should be is reflected in our 98% overall patient satisfaction rating.