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St. John's Gives Back at Back-To-School Wellness Fair

Posted on August 3, 2018

FAR ROCKAWAY, 2018—Friday, August 3rd, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital hosted its 2nd Annual Community and Back-To-School Wellness Fair which welcomed members of the Five Towns and Rockaway communities. The fair was held on the hospital’s property and included free health screenings, give-a-ways, face painting, and games for attendees. The NYPD provided a rock wall for children to climb and over 50 local organizations distributed information and resources to the public. Also in attendance was FDNY, and in addition, the hospital gave out 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to children who were present at the event.

New York City Councilmember Donovan Richards attended the event, where he was able to present the hospital with a check for over $1 million, which will help fund the hospital’s new Labor and Delivery unit.

“We are excited to be able to educate our community members and help our children obtain valuable health and wellness information today,” said St. John’s CEO, Mr. Gerard Walsh. “The hospital’s relationship with our community is extremely important, and we look forward to being able to serve those in need for many years to come.”

St. John’s is proud to serve the community and looks forward to continuing to build relationships throughout Rockaway Peninsula.

Pictured: FDNY firefighters pose with Rockaway community members

Pictured: St. Johns volunteers distribute backpacks to children in attendance

Pictured (L-R): Councilman Donovan Richards, St. John’s CEO Gerard Walsh, and St. John’s Vice President of External Affairs Renee Hastick-Motes

Pictured: NYPD officers assist participants on the rock wall

About St. Johns

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital is the only hospital providing emergency and ambulatory care to the densely populated, culturally and economically diverse, and medically underserved populations of the Rockaways and Five Towns in southern Queens County and southwestern Nassau County, New York. Celebrating over 110 years of community care, the 257-bed facility provides people of all faiths with comprehensive preventative, diagnostic, treatment, and rehabilitative services, regardless of ability to pay.

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