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Coming Together for a Cause: ImageFIRST Bikes for MS Research

Posted by ImageFIRST on Nov 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

ImageFIRST is composed of locations nationwide, with dozens of separate teams of associates, who all work hard to fulfill our customer promise and to live our purpose. But that’s just on the surface: in reality, ImageFIRST is one big family. Our unity traverses individual differences as well as state lines. No matter who we are as individuals, we all come together to build a great company that makes a positive impact on the lives of our associates, our community, our customers, and their patients. Medical uniforms and scrubs in Seattle, WA (and across the country) are just one part of a much larger mission to help others and serve our communities.Recently, a team of associates from all over the country banded together for a remarkable accomplishment. Bill Hughes, our Corporate Director of Engineering, took the initiative in assembling a team of ImageFIRST participants for the National MS Bike Ride in Florida. This 2-day, 100-mile ride raises funds towards improving the lives of people living with and affected by multiple sclerosis. In fact, the aunt of one of the associates riding with the ImageFIRST team has had MS for 18 years, and the team honored her by proudly wearing her name on their team shirts.

We’re proud of our team of remarkable riders not only because their commitment to volunteering truly embodies our purpose, but because the ride was organized on an entirely independent basis. Bill used his personal hotel and air miles to bring David Cerda from Chicago, David Wyrick from Miami and John Eltiste from San Antonio to Florida for the ride. Based on their fundraising efforts alone, the ImageFIRST team raised almost $8,000 towards MS research as of November 3rd. The ride may be over, but the fundraiser continues to accept donations online.

At ImageFIRST, we are first and foremost a service company - we’re just one that happens to also provide healthcare facilities with sanitized, high-quality healthcare linen, patient gowns, medical scrubs and laundry services in Seattle, WA, and the rest of the United States and Puerto Rico. Learn more about our purpose, values and company at