BMW of Ridgefield is no stranger to RVNA. Led by Dealer Principal, Ed McGill, the local automobile dealership has been a loyal supporter of RVNA’s mission for more than a decade. As a regular contributor to RVNA’s various annual fundraising efforts, BMW of Ridgefield played a role in RVNA’s “Campaign for Tomorrow,” which allowed the agency to move into its state-of-the-art Center for Exceptional Care on Governor Street in 2016.
“Throughout the years, we have been so fortunate to have BMW of Ridgefield’s support at many of our events,” says RVNAhealth President and CEO Theresa Santoro, MSN, RN, CHCA.
This spring, BMW of Ridgefield will be adding even more support by becoming a Gold Sponsor of RVNA’s 44th Annual Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, April 21, at East Ridge Middle School. The event is an important part of RVNA’s long-standing tradition of serving the health needs of the community. Over 100 exhibitors come together to share valuable health information, answer questions, and provide free screenings for everything from anemia and blood glucose, to vision, hearing, bone density, and more. Last year, RVNAhealth and event exhibitors provided over 1,170 health screenings, and connected attendees with a wealth of fun and informative wellness resources, too. These additional exhibits run the gamut from integrative medicine and massage to nutrition and balance exercises.
“We are fortunate to have so many generous supporters and exhibitors partnering with us to provide these crucial screenings and resources,” says Barbara Newland, RVNAhealth Director of Community Health & Wellness. “This collective effort helps us all on our path to achieving and maintaining optimal health.”
In addition to the Health & Wellness Fair, BMW of Ridgefield has committed to sponsor all of RVNA’s local events in 2018. First up is the annual RVNAhealth Spelling Bee on Wednesday, March 7, at the Ridgefield Playhouse. In addition to signing on as a Queen Bee Sponsor, BMW of Ridgefield is giving the winner the opportunity to take a BMW home for a weekend of luxury driving. The dealership will also serve as a Silver Sponsor of the annual Spring Breakfast in April, and a Gold Sponsor of Autumn Dinner next fall, both events they’ve contributed to in the past.
As RVNAhealth works to add to its spectrum of services and complete the continuum of care, BMW of Ridgefield is there to lend even more support. Ed McGill and his team have offered to host an event at the dealership to raise funds and awareness for the agency’s future plans of incorporating Hospice by RVNA, currently in development, to its continuum of care. This service will allow RVNAhealth to provide compassionate end-of-life services to its patients for continuity of care.
“It’s through dedicated donors like BMW of Ridgefield that we’re able to raise the funds that are vital to our ability to meet the evolving healthcare needs of our community,” says Santoro. “We’re honored to be among the worthy organizations that Ed McGill and BMW of Ridgefield are committed to supporting.”