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Events in our region


Exit 40 farmers market is back by popular demand

Novant Health UVA Health System will support our local farmers and vendors for a second season. The farmers market will take place the second Thursday of the month, June through September, at Novant Health UVA Health System Haymarket Medical Center in the front main entrance parking lot. We are excited to support better access to healthy foods and nutritional options in our community and for our team members.

Our departments/service lines will be present with our Novant Health UVA Health System tent on the following dates:

• June 8 – Novant Health UVA Health System Bristow Run Family Medicine

• July 13 – Women’s and children’s services

• Aug. 10 – Unplanned care, Novant Health Bull Run Family Medicine’s sports medicine and weight management team

• Sept. 14 – Caton Merchant House


Join Relay For Life at Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center

It’s not too late to sign up to be a part of Culpeper Medical Center’s Relay For Life team.

Relay For Life weekend will occur at Eastern View High School, June 3, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. We need team members to be present at the event to keep our baton moving around the track the entire time.

Unable to attend? You can still join our team and show how strong our commitment is toward this cause. Anyone can join our team, family and friends included. We encourage you to register and demonstrate that our team members are behind this communitywide event to help fund research and services made available in our community to finish the fight against cancer.


Get your team member discount for Girlology

Start a healthy, factual conversation about puberty with girls in fourth and fifth grades and their parents. When girls learn about puberty before it happens, they typically face it with greater confidence and even excitement. This is the perfect time to start healthy, factual conversations. There’s a lot of chatter on the playground, and some of it is too awkward to ask about at home. Each program concludes with time for anonymously submitted questions and answers. Team members receive a 50 percent discount with promo code NOVA50.

Upcoming dates:

• June 4, 1 to 3 p.m. – Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center

• Aug. 13, 1 to 3 p.m. – Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center

• Oct. 22, 1 to 3 p.m. – Novant Health UVA Health System Haymarket Medical Center

 

Community baby shower at Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center

Remember reading about team member Teresa Baltuano-Post throwing baby showers for Spanish-speaking moms in February’s edition of Engage? Well, she’s back at it again! Teresa is now also providing her community baby showers for Spanish-speaking mothers-to-be at Novant Health UVA Culpeper Medical Center!

 

Call for volunteers, medic runners and medic bikers for Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Half Marathon

Novant Health UVA Health System is the proud sponsor of the Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Half Marathon, which offer runners a unique racing experience Oct. 1. The race will start 7 a.m. and is staged at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia. To learn more about the course and festivities visit the Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Half Marathon website.

Our sports medicine team is looking for team members to support our Novant Health UVA Health System tents. We’ll have three on the course and one at the start/finish line at Jiffy Lube Live. Volunteers would need to arrive in the designated parking space by 6 a.m., as U.S. Route 29 will be closed to traffic before the start of the race at 7 a.m.

They are also looking for medic runners and medic bikers. Team members that sign up as a medic runner or medic biker will receive free registration and a race blanket. During the race team members will be equipped with belts that contain some basic medical supplies. Prince William Country Fire and Rescue will also be present at the course. Team members interested in participating can contact Lanelle Emerson at lemerson@novanthealth.org.

 

Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center Foundation Friends of the Foundation 27th annual golf tournament

The Friends of the Foundation 27th annual golf tournament will take place June 7 at the Shenandoah Valley Gold Club in Front Royal, Virginia. All tournament proceeds will benefit behavioral health crisis teleassessment in our emergency departments, enabling timely screenings of patients facing mental health and addiction emergencies. Services will be provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by an experienced multidisciplinary team. Register for a full day of golfing fun and show your support! The registration fee for individual golfers will start at $175 and teams of up to four players will start at $700. For more information, contact Kelly Person at klpersons@novanthealth.org or call 703-369-8791.

 

Our team members March for Babies

In the U.S., 1 in 10 babies is born prematurely, like Shay, who was born at 30 weeks by emergency C-section at Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center. Unable to breathe on her own at birth, Shay Oles Baldwin spent 43 days in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU). While Shay will continue to have breathing issues, she is on track developmentally and meeting her milestones. This year, the Baldwin family served as ambassadors for the Washington, D.C. metro area March for Babies events.

Thank you to all of our team members who have supported Novant Health UVA Health System in the March for Babies. In the two months leading up to the Prince William County March for Babies, April 30, our department teams raised more than $19,000. Our teams will continue to raise funds through June 30.

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017
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