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Brooke Waller
Brooke Waller
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Recently, Patient First was a sponsor for the Special Olympics Dulles Plane Pull in Dulles, VA. Besides the chance to tow some very large planes, participants received the chance to get up close and personal with everything from aerobatic prop planes, to fighters, to supersized cargo haulers. They were also able to meet the pilots and ask questions about aviation and aircraft handling

Greater DC area Patient First employees had the opportunity to form a team and raise funds for the Special Olympics Virginia Chapter. The Patient First team had a fantastic experience at this very special event!

The funds raised for the Special Olympics Dulles Plane Pull event provides year-round sports training and competitions, leadership opportunities, and health services to more than 3,500 athletes of all abilities.

Patient First looks forward to supporting this event next year.

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Landover Hills, MD held its annual National Night Out, which is organized by the local Police department. National Night Out is a community-police awareness raising event in the United States every year. This year there was face painting and arts and crafts activities. In addition, they had the bomb squad and robots present. Located near our Landover Hills, MD location, this event drew families in the local area. They loved our Band-Aids, hand sanitizer and especially the Patient First yo-yo’s. We would to thank Landover Hills Police department for inviting Patient First to come out to this event. We look forward to seeing you all again next year.

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It was a beautiful day with perfect weather for a youth triathlon on a Saturday morning in Ashburn, Virginia.

Hundreds of youth athletes from the ages 6 to 15 gathered in the Ashburn community for the multisport race which included swimming in the Lakes Rec Center outdoor pool, biking around the neighborhood, and running on a marked course starting and ending at The Lakes Rec Center.

As the participants finished the race, they all received a ribbon and were congratulated by their family and friends.

Staff from Patient First came out to engage with the public by handing out promotional items and spoke about services that Patient First offers. We even snagged a picture at the finish line.

The entire event was a great success and our staff had great engagement and interactions with attendees.

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CORE Foundation held its annual Super Hero Youth Triathlon on Sunday, July 31. Patient First was a proud sponsor of the event and attended the packet pick up on Saturday, July 30.

CORE Foundation uses the triathlon as a means to raise charitable funds to support a variety of projects, which are called CORE Causes, in the community ranging from food insecurity and youth empowerment.

This year the Super Hero Youth Triathlon consisted of swimming, biking and running which took place at Ridge Heights Pool in Reston, VA. Over 600 athletes registered this year’s event.

Staff from Patient First came out to support the event, handing out promotional items, interacting with patients and some who were unfamiliar with our services.

We look forward to continue to partner with CORE Foundation for future events.

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Ashburn Village Association held its annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 2 which is in close proximity to our Sterling, Virginia and Leesburg, VA locations.

National Night Out is community-police awareness raising event in the United States, held the first Tuesday of August.

Hundreds of families gathered for this free events that included ice-cream, moon bounce and touch-a-truck. The Patient First yo-yo’s were a big hit for the kids and adults.

The entire event was a great success and our staff had great engagement and interactions with attendees.

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It was a beautiful day with perfect weather for a baseball game on a Friday night in the city of Bowie, Maryland.

Hundreds of families gathered on June 17 for a night out for baseball, food and fun at the Prince George’s County Stadium in Bowie, Maryland.

Staff from Patient First came out to engage with the public by handing out promotional items and spoke about services that Patient First offers. We even snagged a picture with the Bowie team mascot.

Patient First is a proud sponsor of the Bowie Baysox baseball team. As a sponsor, Patient First nurses staff the First Aid station at every home game.

Go Bowie Baysox! We look forward to supporting more games this season!

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CORE Foundation held its inaugural Health and Wellness Fair in conjunction with the Reston Sprint Triathlon on Saturday, June 4. CORE Foundation uses the triathlon as a means to raise charitable funds to support a variety of projects, which are called CORE Causes, in the community ranging from food insecurity and youth empowerment.

This year the Health and Wellness Fair took place at Lake Newport Pool in Reston, VA. Over 700 athletes registered this year’s event.

Staff from Patient First came out to participate in the Health and Wellness Fair, handing out promotional items, interacting with patients and some who were unfamiliar with our services.

To top it off, the weather was immaculate! We look forward to supporting future CORE Foundation events!

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On Saturday, June 4, more than 20,000 people gathered for the annual Bowie Fest in Bowie, MD. For 45 years, Bowie has celebrated this family-friendly tradition, returning this year with over 200 local vendors to the peaceful Allen Pond Park.

This year, Bowie Fest included three stages of entertainment by local entertainers. Other activities included paddle boating, face painting and an arts and crafts area. Around the pond, participants could enjoy and sample food from area vendors.

Patient First was a sponsor of the event and Kid’s stage. The Patient First Kid’s stage featured African drum songs, stories, games, Animals of Maryland, Caribbean Influenced Children’s song and a Magic Show.

Staff from the Bowie Patient First enjoyed interacting with event attendees.  Several of the event attendees who stopped by our table were complimentary of the services they received and took time to say thank you for the care they received from our doctors, nurses and support staff. We are already looking forward to next year’s event.

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The City of Rockville held its annual Hometown Holidays: A Community Gathering event on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, at RedGate Park, near our center in Rockville, MD. About 10,000 people attended this free festival that included two stages of entertainment by local and regional entertainment, with more than 10 performers covering genres from rock and reggae to pop and blues.

Patient First was a major sponsor of the event and Kids Stage. The Patient First Stage featured kid-friendly performances, dance, and an animal show. Activities for kids included things like the Sand Dune, Selfie Stations, as well as games like Cornhole, and Connect Four.

In addition, the event featured Taste of Rockville, which featured cuisine from local restaurants.

The entire event was a great success, and our staff had great engagement and interactions with attendees.

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Patient First Supports School's Mental Health Expo

Judge S. Woods Elementary School held its inaugural Mental Health Expo on Thursday, May 26th, which is in close proximity to our Landover Hills location. Hundreds of students, parents and teachers came out to participate..

The entire event was a great success with local health organizations coming together and providing health resources. During the event, they had a DJ, blood pressure screenings, Zumba and yoga classes, and other fun engaging health activities.

As a proud community partner and supporter of healthy living, Patient First was thrilled to participate in the Expo and their mission to help students and staff with their mental health.