Our commitment to helping children lead healthy and active lives goes far beyond our walls. It’s not unusual to find the MD Pediatric team tying on their running shoes, joining in walks, runs and other fundraising events, and showing their support for causes that affect children’s health. We encourage our young patients’ parents to join us in literally “walking the talk” and working together to improve the lives of some of our area’s most vulnerable children.
Pink Soles in Motion
One of the organizations that’s close to our hearts is Pink Soles in Motion, a 501(c)(3) that raises funds for cancer research and supports families and individuals who are victims of cancer. Our practice manager, Jackie Brainerd, is a key force in the organization’s formation, leadership, and success, and our entire practice team pitches in to support this organization however we can.
But that’s just the beginning of the positive role we strive to play in the community we call home.
In 1992, the former mayor of Lewisville, Ann Pomykal, showed Dr. Mark Holt a United Way needs study that revealed a compelling need for providing healthcare to underserved children in Denton County. When she urged him to do something about it, he felt called to say, “Yes.” He recruited Dr. Darla Kincaid to the cause, and together, they founded PediPlace in 1995.
PediPlace is a full-service, non-profit health clinic in Lewisville that provides a medical home, with well and sick care, for Denton County children who are uninsured or have Medicaid/CHIPs. More than two decades later, our physicians continue to support the PediPlace clinic, and Drs. Kincaid and Forbes serve on its board of directors.
In 2010, Dr. Holt was awarded the Lewisville Masonic Community Builder Award in recognition of 30 years of service to local children.
Join Us in Our Community Involvement!
We are proud to support the kids of our community, and hope you will join with us as we participate in our area’s many worthwhile children’s causes. Look for the MD Pediatrics team at community health fairs, parades, and career days, and be sure to stop by and say hello.
“I’m very interested in serving not just the kids I see in my practice, but also kids in the community as a whole. It’s an honor and a privilege to live and work in such a great community for more than 30 years.”