NC Community Schools and Organizations Receive Free Water Cooler

Clayton, NC, June 23, 2013 – FastMed Urgent Care has launched its third annual “Keep Cooler Program” for the 2013 summer sports season. FastMed donates five-gallon water coolers to any school (middle school, high school, college or university) or other organized sports teams in communities surrounding its 31 North Carolina locations. The Keep Cooler Program supports healthy hydration among athletes in the communities FastMed serves, particularly during outside play in the hotter months, to help avoid heat-related illness and sports injuries.

With FastMed’s third annual Keep Cooler Program, we remind parents and kids enjoying the outdoors to stay safe this summer,” said Melvin G. Lee, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, FastMed North Carolina. “Since we launched the Keep Cooler Program, we have seen over 170 organizations throughout our communities benefit from this education tool, designed to be a constant reminder of the dangers of heat illness and the importance of prevention.”

In 2011, when the Keep Cooler Program was launched, FastMed gave away 52 coolers to area schools and organizations. In 2012, that number ballooned to 100 communities receiving the 5-gallon cooler from FastMed including non-profits such as Boy Scouts of America, American Diabetes Association, YMCA and numerous 5K runs, walks and triathlons. Today over 170 FastMed 5-gallon coolers remind kids and adults to stay hydrated during hot summer months.

FastMed encourages athletic directors for local schools, or sports summer program leaders to contact FastMed for their organization’s eligibility to receive a free cooler by calling or emailing Shaye Barber at or 919.550.0821x1057.

About FastMed Urgent Care:
FastMed Urgent Care is a North Carolina-based owner and operator of urgent care facilities with locations throughout North Carolina and Arizona.  FastMed focuses on the delivery of non-appointment based medicine to the non-emergency patient market. The urgent care centers are open 365 days a year and are staffed with experienced and licensed physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. For more information, please visit FastMed is managed by an affiliated entity of one of the investment funds of the Comvest Group.

About the Comvest Group:
The Comvest Group, with $1.2 billion of assets under management, provides flexible financing solutions to lower middle-market companies through its equity and debt funds, often meeting time-critical and complex funding requirements.  The firm includes seasoned, senior level operating executives who partner with managers and owners of companies to operationally improve businesses and create long-term value. Since 2000, Comvest has invested more than $1.5 billion of capital in over 105 public and private companies.  For more information, please visit

Reuel Heyden | Sr. Dir. Of Marketing and Community Relations
FastMed Urgent Care
Phone: 919.550.0821x1016