Initiative was hoping to provide free health care to thousands of residents.
The Your Best Pathway to Health Board of Directors met on Friday, March 13, 2020, and decided to cancel the Pathway to Health mega clinic set to take place in Indianapolis next month.
In its statement, the board said they were influenced by the recent announcement by Indiana governor Eric Holcomb to limit nonessential gatherings to 250 or fewer people and the decisions by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists to suspend all staff travel. Both these moves relate to preventing further spread of the coronavirus.
“The decision to postpone the mega clinic was a very difficult one to make. Board members wrestled with their strong commitment to the safety of Pathway volunteers and Indianapolis residents and with the potential for healing that Pathway to Health would bring to those same residents,” the statement read.
The board members said they’ll work with local and state government leaders as well as the leadership of the Lake Union, Indiana, and Lake Region conferences to explore the possibility of rescheduling the mega clinic in Indianapolis sometime in the future.
The statement concluded, “We are so very grateful to every volunteer who was planning to join the Pathway team in Indianapolis and for the many hours of dedicated hard work already put into planning. We are also thankful for the department heads who attended our recent planning meetings. Your spirit of service and sacrifice is deeply inspiring, and we are certain that your contribution is not in vain as we look to rescheduling the Indianapolis mega clinic.”