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The MedQuarter: Summer in the Q

The MedQuarter | May 14th, 2019

Did you know that more than 6,000 people are employed within the MedQuarter Regional Medical District in Cedar Rapids? Between large and small employers alike, there’s both a professional medical community and community at large to engage. This summer, the MedQuarter Regional Medical District invites all of those community members to participate in FREE, healthy and fun events right in the District!

A new event series called Summer in the Q offers one community engagement opportunity in the District each month. Events range from a 12-Week Walk Challenge to free lunches in celebration of the District’s 8th anniversary.

MAY
The MedQ Mile 12-Week Walk Challenge kicks off on Monday, May 20. Participants of the Challenge can enter the weekly opportunity to win prizes by taking photos of themselves walking on the MedQ Mile and posting them to MedQ’s Facebook page. Weekly winners will receive gift cards to a restaurant, bar or retail location within the MedQuarter. The 12 weekly Challenge winners will be considered finalists in the drawing for the Grand Prize, which will be drawn during the August 8 event. Rules an d guidelines for the 12-Week Walk Challenge can be found here.

JUNE
Saturday, June 15 – PCI Art Show & Sale / Cedar Rapids Fire Department Open House / Historic Preservation Showcase 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa will transform their Medical Pavilion at 202 10th Street SE into eastern Iowa’s premier art gallery featuring fine art, pottery, jewelry, glass art, fiber art and photography from more than 50 local artists.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Cedar Rapids Fire Department will host an open house at the Central Fire Station, 713 1st Avenue SE, celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Fire Department.

11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The History Center at 800 2nd Avenue SE will be the epicenter for the “Preservation in Motion” event including free walking tours, bus tours and workshops at the Masonic Library, History Center, Genealogical Society and Ausadie Building.

JULY
Thursday, July 25 – Coffee & Sunrise Yoga in the MedQ Park on 3rd
Join us for free coffee and a sunrise yoga session at 6:00 a.m. to start your morning with a peaceful workout before heading to work.

AUGUST
Thursday, August 8 – MedQ Mile 12-Week Walk Challenge Finale
It’s your last chance to walk and participate in the Walk Challenge. Join us over your lunch hour (from 11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.) for a one mile walk around the MedQ Mile before the last of the prizes and Grand Prize giveaway from the 12-Week Challenge. We’ll announce the week’s winner and the Grand Prize at 12:45 p.m. in the MedQ Park on 3rd. Participants must be present to win.

SEPTEMBER
Thursday, September 19 – MedQuarter’s Celebr8tory Anniversary Lunch
There is such thing as a free lunch and it’s on the MedQ! Celebrate the District’s eight anniversary as we offer 100 free grab & go lunches in the MedQ Park on 3rd (located on the northeast corner of Third Avenue and Eighth Street SE). Lunches are first come, first serve. September is the MedQuarter’s anniversary month, as the Cedar Rapids City Council officially approved establishing a medical district in Cedar Rapids on September 27, 2011. Learn about accomplishments of the MedQuarter Regional Medical District over the last eight years.