Book Proceeds Will Benefit Inova Loudoun Hospital

Leesburg, VA – (December 11, 2012) – Inova Loudoun Hospital will host a book launch for Beamer Visits The Emergency Room, the first book in the Beamer Book Series™ on Thursday, December 13 from 4 – 5 p.m. at Inova Loudoun Hospital, 44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg, Va. The event will take place in the second floor museum area. Attendees should use the main entrance and follow event signs.

The public is invited to this FREE book launch. The book was written for school aged children. Guests can meet the main characters in the series including Dr. Poochio and Kyle. Beamer (the real therapy dog) will pose for photos with attendees. There will be giveaways for the kids including books. Books will also be available for purchase for $14.95.

WHAT:

Beamer Book Series Launch

WHEN:

Thursday, December 13
4 – 5 p.m.

WHERE:

Inova Loudoun Hospital
44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg VA 20176
Second Floor Museum Area
Use main entrance and follow event signs

In Beamer Visits The Emergency Room, Beamer meets some very kind professionals on his visit to the emergency room, including Dr. Poochio, who becomes his mentor and friend.  In real life, at Inova Loudoun Hospital Dr. Edward Puccio is the medical director of the Emergency Department and Beamer is a nationally certified therapy dog who visits the children at Inova Loudoun Hospital to help them feel better.

Net proceeds from the sale of Beamer Book Series™ go Inova Loudoun Hospital and other charities.

Dr. Puccio and Beamer

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Inova Loudoun Hospital, serving Loudoun County for 100 years, is part of Inova, a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. Visit us on the web at www.inova.org/ilh. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/InovaLoudounHospital.

The Beamer Book Series™ was created by Inova Loudoun Hospital Foundation board member Cindy Chambers to bring happiness to children facing challenging life events, while introducing them to some of the wonderful people who help us along the way. In the series, a gentle therapy dog named Beamer tells stories of his own experiences that mirror those of a child growing up. Net proceeds from the sale of the Beamer Book Series™ go to Inova Loudoun Hospital, part of Inova, a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia, and other charities.  Families can enjoy a visit with Beamer and his friends at www.tellmetown.com.