FASTMED URGENT CARE PROMOTES HEALTHY LIVING TO LOCAL CHILDREN AT MCDONALD’S BACKPACK SATURDAY HEALTH AND SAFETY FAIR

FastMed to Provide Education on Urgent Care and Heat-Related Illnesses

GILBERT, Ariz. – July 16, 2013 – FastMed Urgent Care will participate in McDonald’s Backpack Saturday Health & Safety Fair hosted by McDonald’s Restaurants July 27 at McDonald’s locations throughout the greater Phoenix area.

From 8 am to 10 am on Saturday, July 27, 50 McDonald’s restaurants will have a Saturday Health & Safety Fair and distribute free backpacks to the first 100 children that visit a participating McDonald’s restaurant. FastMed Urgent Care will provide free t-shirts, SPF chap sticks, hand sanitizers and pens, as well as useful information on heat-related illnesses and FastMed’s healthcare services. At the fair, families will be able to meet other local healthcare organizations including orthodontists, pediatricians and family doctors.

FastMed will participate at the following eight McDonald’s locations:

  • Chandler – W. Ray Rd. and N. Arizona Ave. (Closest FastMed clinic is 3 miles away on Ray Rd.)
  • Florence – E. Hunt Hwy. and Merrill Ranch Pkwy. (Closest FastMed clinic is 8 miles away on N. Pinal Pkwy.)
  • Gilbert – E. Queen Creek Rd. and S. Power Rd. (Closest FastMed clinic is 6 miles away on E. Williams Field Rd.)
  • Gilbert – S. Val Vista Dr. and E. Pecos Rd. (Closest FastMed clinic is 2 miles away on  E. Williams Field Rd.)
  • Mesa – E. Baseline Rd. and S. Ellsworth Rd. (Closest FastMed clinic is 2 miles away on Baseline Rd. & Signal Butte Rd.)
  • Mesa – E. University Dr. and N. Mesa Dr. (Closest FastMed clinic is 4 miles away on Val Vista Dr.)
  • Mesa – S. Alma School Rd. and W. Guadalupe Rd. (Closest FastMed clinic is 8 miles away on W. Ray Rd.)
  • Mesa – W. Southern Ave. and S. Dobson Rd. (Closest FastMed clinic is 7 miles on W. Ray Rd.)

For a full list of McDonald’s locations participating in the McDonald’s Backpack Saturday Health & Safety Fair visit: http://community.mcdonalds.com/phoenix.

“These fairs are free and are in the Phoenix communities and beyond – some 30 Arizona cities,” said Michelle Slayton, President of McDonald’s Owner/Operator Association of Phoenix and northern Arizona. “We partnered with more than 90 community organizations to provide valuable information on health and safety, so bring the family!”

Michael P. Dunn, MD, President and Chief Medical Officer of FastMed Urgent Care’s Western Region, added, “FastMed prides itself on providing ‘personal care in your neighborhood.’ Being in community neighborhoods, it’s important that we participate in events like this where we can provide health information and education that benefits the members of the community.” 

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 www.fastmed.com. FastMed is managed by an affiliated entity of one of the investment funds of the Comvest Group. For more information, visit www.fastmed.com, follow us on Twitter (@FastMedClinics) and Facebook (Facebook.com/FastMed). 

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 www.comvest.com. 

About McDonald's
McDonald’s USA, LLC, is the leading foodservice provider in the United States serving a variety of wholesome foods made from quality ingredients to more than 26 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of McDonald’s 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by local business men and women. Customers can now log online for free at any of the 11,500 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald’s U.S. restaurants. For more information, visit www. mcdonalds.com, or follow us on Twitter (@McDonalds) and (@McCafeYourDay) and Facebook (Facebook.com/McDonalds) for updates on our business, promotions and products.

Contact:
Reuel Heyden | Sr. Dir. Of Marketing and Community Relations
FastMed Urgent Care
Phone: 919.550.0821x1016
Email: r.heyden@fastmed.com