Wearing Yellow for Remembrance, COVID Long-Haulers and Families of Those Who Died from COVID joined by Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver and Local Health Officials
As They Continue to Struggle with the Lasting Impact of COVID, Survivors and Long-Haulers Hold Dozens of Marches Across the Country Calling for Support
ATLANTA – On Saturday, August 7th, dozens of Atlanta COVID survivors who are part of the COVID Survivors for Change nationwide network will march at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church to remember those who’ve died from COVID and urge lawmakers to take action to support the ongoing needs of survivors. Led by Tanya Washington, whose vaccinated father died from COVID in March, they will be joined by Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, local health officials promoting vaccination efforts, and co-sponsor organizations Yellow Heart Memorial and Faces of COVID Victims.
All across the country on August 7th, COVID survivors will wear yellow – the color of COVID remembrance – and safely hold dozens of marches and gatherings. As the number of COVID cases continues to rise, they’re asking elected officials to strengthen prevention measures to end the pandemic, prioritize COVID survivors for relief resources, improve health and mental health care for long-haulers and surviving children, memorialize those who died, and form a non-partisan commission to ensure this never happens again.
WHAT: Atlanta COVID survivors, lawmakers, and health officials march at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church to raise awareness & call for action
WHEN: Saturday, August 7, 2021 from 11am-1pm EDT
WHERE: The Park at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (435 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308)
- Tanya Washington, member of COVID Survivors for Change whose vaccinated father died from COVID in March
- State Representative Mary Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur)
- Families and friends of people who lost their lives to COVID
- COVID long-haulers
- Health officials who will encourage vaccination
VISUALS: Dozens of COVID survivors wearing yellow clothing and yellow hearts, holding signs and photos of lost loved ones
INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE: With COVID survivors and leaders from COVID Survivors for Change
ABOUT COVID SURVIVORS FOR CHANGE
COVID Survivors for Change is a national, non-partisan movement bringing together Americans who have lost a loved one to COVID-19, as well as those who have survived the virus and those whose lives have been dramatically altered by the pandemic. As part of COVID Survivors for Change, Americans are mobilizing to make sure that communities have the funding, resources and leadership in place to address future public health emergencies. Survivors will also find community and healing in meeting other people whose lives have been forever changed by the pandemic. For more information, please visit: COVIDsurvivorsforchange.org.