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Pediatric Specialists of Virginia’s 5th Annual Race To Make It All Better 5K & Family Health Fair Proceeds to Benefit Children and Families in Need

Sep 02, 2019

Contact:  Justin Jones, Director of Marketing, (703) 848-6651,

Pediatric Specialists of Virginia


Release Date:  September 02, 2019

Fairfax, VA – Pediatric Specialists of Virginia (PSV) welcomes all families, friends, runners, and event-friendly dog to its 5th Annual Race To Make It All Better 5K & Family Health fair on Saturday, September 28th from 8:30 am to 11:30 am at Reston Town Center.  

All proceeds from PSV’s single fundraiser will go towards supporting children and families dealing with serious and chronic illnesses including cancer, diabetes, autism, kidney disease, stomach issues, and seizures, to name but a few. 

Packet pickup and registration will begin at 7:30 am, followed by a brief warmup at 8:15, the official race kickoff at 8:30 am. 

The health fair will also start at 8:30 am and feature nearly 30 healthcare-related sponsor booths, music courtesy of guest emcee DJ Chris Styles, giveaways, silent auction, kid-friendly activities such as face painting, and singing and dancing with Disney-themed characters. 

Last year PSV was able to raise more than $60,000 and had over 450 registrants.  This year’s fundraising goal is $75,000 and  500 or more registrants to help support PSV’s mission of providing the best pediatric specialty care to the children and families of Northern Virginia and nearby communities.

To register or for more 5K & Family Health information, please visit:


About Pediatric Specialists of Virginia (PSV): Pediatric Specialists of Virginia (PSV) was collaboratively created by Children’s National Health System and Inova Health System in 2013 as a pediatric specialty group dedicated to caring for the needs of children in Northern Virginia and surrounding areas. Its mission is to provide superb pediatric specialty care through clinical excellence, innovation, education, research and family-centered care. As a medical group practice with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, our specialists care for children during hospital stays at Children’s National  and Inova Children’s Hospital and throughout their childhood on an ongoing, outpatient basis. Many are recognized as “Top Docs” by The Washingtonian and Northern Virginia Magazine, and have appeared in U.S. News & World Report as leading experts in their fields. For more information about PSV, please visit:

About Children’s National Health System:  Children’s National Hospital, based in Washington, D.C., has served the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is the nation’s No. 6 pediatric hospital and, for the third straight year, is ranked No. 1 in newborn care, as well as ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. It has been designated two times as a Magnet ® hospital, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in the D.C. Metropolitan area, including the Maryland suburbs and Northern Virginia. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is the seventh-highest NIH-funded children’s hospital in the nation. Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels.

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About Inova

Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider, employing more than 18,000 team members and serving more than 2 million individuals annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes such as the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Inova Schar Cancer Institute and Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Founded in 1956 as the Fairfax Hospital Association, Inova has grown with its surrounding community and the region to provide a full spectrum of health services, including Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Its hospitals have a total of 1,800 licensed beds.

Four of Inova’s five hospitals have received five-star rankings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; they are the only hospitals in the Washington, DC region to have earned the highest rating from the federal agency. Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (IFMC) was named the #1 hospital in the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area for the 5th time, according to U.S. News & World Report 2019-20 Best Hospitals rankings. Inova’s Gynecology department is the highest ranked in the region and #13 in the country. Of Inova Health System’s five hospitals, three ranked in the top ten in the DC region. To achieve its mission of providing world-class healthcare to a diverse community, Inova is home to prominent clinicians and scientists, who drive innovation to improve patient care, prevent disease and promote wellness. More information and statistics about Inova can be found at