was announced by Schiavo’s father, Bob Schindler, and Kevin Fobbs,
president of the National Urban Policy Action Council.
legacy has taught us that life is precious and should be protected,”
said Fobbs. “We are asking Americans to take a moment of their time to
honor Terri’s memory as well as what former Pope John Paul II called
the Culture of Life.”
seeking up to one million pledges from around the United States and the
world in support of establishing this day of remembrance.
are also asking supporters to pledge that they will obtain a living
will, to encourage state officials to establish March 31 as Terri’s
Day, to encourage the media to embrace stories that promote the Culture
of Life, to support the creation of professional volunteer networks to
assist families dealing with disability and neurological issues, and to
support the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation in establishing a
neurological health care facility.
The pledge drive
will culminate May 12 in Southfield, Mich., with an official ceremony,
prayer vigil, and the presentation of a ceremonial pledge sheet to
Schiavo’s family and a check of donations.
initiative has been launched to establish March 31 as Terri’s Day, an
annual national day of remembrance to honor the memory of Terri