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Cortney Hagans
Cortney Hagans
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On Saturday, August 6th the 2022 Water Lantern Festival was held at Mount Trashmore in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Thousands of people came together to experience unity in the community that was moving, yet uplifting.  People channeled their creative side working effortlessly to design water lanterns that were meaningful to them.  Many people listed their dreams and aspirations whiles others took time to commemorate the loss of a loved one.  Some participants were brave enough to get up on stage and share their personal stories.  As night fell, everyone headed to the lake to release their lanterns which is symbolic to releasing peace, hope and happiness.

For years Patient First has aided in healing the community through the services provided at our medical centers.  We were proud to support an event that brought healing and community connection outside of the healthcare setting.  Although the event just concluded, we are already looking forward to next year.

On Friday, July 15 the Hanover County community welcomed the Hanover Tomato Festival back to Poole Green Park.  This highly anticipated, family oriented tradition has been around for many years.  There were several games and activities for the kids and some unique crafts and homemade goods.  People came out to purchase the fresh produce and indulge in some popular tomato themed dishes. 

Although the weather was warm, people were excited to be outdoors.  Our friend, McGruff even took time away from fighting crime to say hello.  Patient First was proud to be there to share some health benefits of tomatoes and support the return of this beloved festival.

Chalk the Walk returned to Virginia Beach this weekend for a colorful, creative, cartoon pals themed event.  Several local artist and aspiring artist gathered on the boardwalk creating murals of artwork along the pavement.  All registered participants competed for a trophy and a cash prize.  Others stopped by to join in the fun by drawing pictures of their choice. 

Patient First was blown away by the mere talent of all the participants.   What an awesome way to bring unity to the community!

The North American Sand Soccer Championships kicked off their 2022 tournament on Friday June 10th.  This three day event at the Virginia Beach oceanfront was loaded with high levels of intensity and excitement.  720 teams came together to compete in the nation’s largest event of its kind.  Thousands of people traveled from near and far to join in and witness the action.

The Patient First team was proud to support the North American Sand Soccer Championships as they continue to do great things for our community. It is with great pride that we congratulate all participants who competed this past weekend on a job well done!

The Dominion Energy Riverrock Festival is a beloved event by the Richmond community.  It’s a prime opportunity to showcase the richly historic capital.  Held on Brown’s Island along the banks of the James River, the Riverrock Festival celebrates exploring the outdoors.

Slacklining, kayaking, paddle boarding, mountain bike riding, rock climbing and the ultimate air dog’s show are just a few of the headlining events.  Thousands of people poured in for the 3-day event filled weekend. The temperature was high and so was the crowd’s energy level.  They stood by in awe as they cheered the participants on. 

As a supporter of healthy living and active lifestyles, Patient First was truly excited to participate in such a thrilling event. It was awesome to experience Richmond’s scenic outdoor views and witness the adventurous accomplishments of our peers in the community.  Thank you to our partners at Dominion Riverrock and we look forward to the excitement that 2023 will bring.

On Saturday, April 30th, sunny skies and light winds were the perfect combination to usher in kite season. The 17th annual Atlantic Coast Kite Festival soared in at the Virginia Beach oceanfront for a two-day, event-filled weekend. This event drew in thousands of people who traveled from near and far to witness colorful kites up to 80 feet in length being flown over the sands. Patient First has been a proud supporter of this event, and we look forward to all the fun next year!


Tuckahoe Elementary School kicked off the season with their annual Spring Fling.  Patient First hosted the Kooky Clinic, which was a big hit for the students.  Several kids lined up at the Patient First tent to receive bandages, wraps, slings and fake blood to make their imitation injuries look real.  And just like any other day, a few of our awesome team members from the Colonial Heights center jumped right in to take care of them.

Other fun stations set up for the kids included a petting zoo, axe throwing, bounce houses, cake walks, a trolley train, as well as food, music, and so much more.  The PTA did an awesome job of putting the event together to make it a memorable moment for the kids.  And to top it all off, the weather was perfect!  What an awesome day for the Tuckahoe community!  We had a blast and look forward to seeing you all next year.

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Spring has sprung, and outside activities have begun! The City of Newport News hosted their first annual Spring Eggstravaganza at King Lincoln Park in Newport News, Virginia. From Easter Egg hunts, a petting zoo, bounce houses, to face painting, and a hot air balloon, there were so many things for the kids to do. Even the Easter Bunny made a special guest appearance!  

Patient First was proud to participate in such a fun event that supported the children and families in the community. We look forward to seeing what next year brings!


The Annual Dog Jog and 5K Run tends to bring out several hundred people and their pups.  Despite the chilly and windy weather conditions on Saturday, this year was no different.  The grounds of the Robins Star Humane Center were packed with people and paws that paraded down Hermitage Road for a family fun event that even non-pet owners could love.  

Locals laced up their sneakers and kicked things off with the 5k run, while pups joined later for a one mile walk or jog of their choice. Even the children  participated in a quick sprint down Hermitage Road.  Patient First, a proud supporter of the SPCA and their mission, was excited to be a part of such a great cause.

Beach FC Soccer Tournament

Beach FC is a respected soccer club in the Hampton Roads area.  Their dedication and commitment to shaping the future of our youth, demonstrates their value to our community.  On Saturday, March 19 they kicked off their 2022 season with an annual Soccer Tournament.  More than 200 teams from all over Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina gathered at the Hampton Roads Sports Complex to compete.  As a longtime partner, Patient First was excited to join them and witness the excitement.