Acclaimed Disney Junior Series ‘Doc McStuffins’ Brings Over 25 Local Women Doctors and Artemis Medical Society Founding Members to Health-Focused ‘Doc Mobile’ Tour for Kids and Families at Yards Park in Washington, D.C.

Sep 11, 2013 4:10 PM ET
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WHAT:

Disney Junior is bringing the role-modeling messages of its acclaimed animated series “Doc McStuffins” to The Yards Park on Tuesday, September 17 in the form of The Doc Mobile, a free event that invites kids age 2-7 to perform a "check-up" on their own toys plus participate in other activities and health and wellness lessons including nutrition and physical development.

Doctors from Artemis Medical Society – an organization of more than 2,900 women physicians of color from around the world – will meet kids and families at The Doc Mobile along with over 25 of their colleagues from Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas.  The women formed their group after seeing a reflection of themselves in "Doc McStuffins.”

Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama, and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, will attend to greet the doctors and military kids and parents from Blue Star Families.

In addition to performing "check-ups" on their own toys at the five interactive stations located inside Doc's Mobile Clinic, kids can:

-Play in "Stuffy's Imagination Playground"

-Get active in “Doc's Stretch & Flex” area

-Learn about the importance of drinking water at “Lenny’s Hydration Station”

-Understand how to create a healthy balanced plate at “Doc’s Picnic Time”

WHO:                  

Doc McStuffins character

Valerie Jarrett

Military kids and parents from Blue Star Families

Myiesha Taylor, MD - Artemis Medical Society founder

Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH - Artemis Medical Society founding member

Deonza Thymes, MD - Artemis Medical Society founding member

Vikisha Fripp, MD, FACS - Artemis Medical Society founding member           

Artemis Medical Society Members

WHERE:              

The Yards Park

355 Water Street, S.E., Washington, D.C. 20003

Note:  Event Located on the East Side of the Park

WHEN              

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Photo and b-roll opportunity from 9:15-10:00 a.m.

Press check in at 8:45 a.m.

Note:  Interview, photo and b-roll opportunities available. Please review press contact information below to inquire and schedule.

PRESS CONTACTS:

The Lippin Group

Lisa Lugassy

lisa@lippingroup.com

(212) 986-7080

Disney Junior

Erica McCearley

Erica.mccearley@disney.com

(818) 569-5015

About “Doc McStuffins”

Created and executive-produced by Humanitas Prize and Emmy Award-winning Chris Nee (writer on "Little Bill" and producer of "Deadliest Catch: Crab Fishing in Alaska") and directed by Emmy-winning Norton Virgien ("Rugrats"), "Doc McStuffins" is an imaginative animated series about a six-year-old girl who communicates with and heals stuffed animals and broken toys out of her backyard playhouse clinic.  The series is a production of Dublin, Ireland's Brown Bag Films in association with Disney Channel. The Hollywood Health & Society division of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center serves as its health and medical consultants, advising on basic health issues that are relevant to young kids and families. A winner among preschoolers and their parents, "Doc McStuffins" was 2012's #1 cable TV series in Kids 2-5 and the #1 cable TV preschool series in Total Viewers and Women 18-49. Season two of “Doc McStuffins” premiered FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6.