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Jubilee Day

It's billed as the largest and longest running one-day street fair on the east coast, and by all accounts, the 92nd Jubilee Day in Mechanicsburg, PA lived up to just that. Just 2 miles from our Mechanicsburg center, Jubilee Day was 4 square blocks of vendors, service providers, food, games and entertainment, drawing in 70,000 people from the morning until well after sundown.

Positioned near the live bandstand, thousands of people stopped by our tent to take home magnet clips and our wooden planes, which were clearly the biggest items of interest. Every one of the people who stopped by were very complimentary of the level of care and quality of service they've received from our centers. Only a handful of people were unfamiliar with what we do, and our staff were happy to enlighten them.

This is one of the biggest events of the year in central Pennsylvania, and Patient First is happy to continue our participation in this long standing Mechanicsburg tradition!

Chalk the Walk

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!

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The “Itty Bitty Hat Parade” at Devon Horse Show & County Fair returned this year, and Patient First was thrilled to be a sponsor once again. This has become a favorite event since it all takes place at the fairgrounds located directly across the street from Patient First’s Devon center.

Patient First staff made things extra fun by hosting a table where children enjoyed special horse-themed coloring sheets, while their moms and dads learned more about Patient First’s model and services.


At the end of the day, a giant hat parade through the Fairgrounds gave the children the opportunity to show off their newly-decorated hats. It was so fun to see them carry the parade banner as they toured the grounds, past the horses and the amusement and food areas. 


As usual, this big event attracted families and children from near and far. Parents were very gracious and happy, and many talked about great experiences they have had at the Devon Center which always make us feel good.

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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.

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!