About MedEvent

MedEvent Volunteers
Just some of the MedEvent volunteers

Today, MedEvent is a volunteer group of over 40 physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and paramedics that are dedicated to eliminating injury and promoting a variety of health and harm reduction topics at over 70 large charity events per year. MedEvent provides services at no cost to the charities organizing the events, the guests who receive direct first aide care, or those who benefit from our harm reduction efforts.

In addition to providing direct first aide for a variety of medical needs, MedEvent distributes educational flyers; produces, distributes and posts educational posters; provides free water and electrolyte replacement drinks during hot events; distributes free earplugs at loud events; distributes free condoms and other safe-sex materials; provides 1-on-1 substance abuse and high-risk behavior reduction education; and operates a website hosting additional educational materials.

Jason, Dustin, Mark
Just some of the MedEvent volunteers

The charity events at which MedEvent provides first aid, education, and harm reduction occur in ten states throughout the year. The events range from small indoor events with 1,000 attendees to large outdoor weekend festivals that may have over 50,000 attendees.

Our History

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Just some of the MedEvent volunteers

In the late 1990s, in the wake of the AIDS crisis, a series of large charity events sprung up to help raise money for a variety of AIDS treatment and service programs. These events grew to very large proportions, many drawing over 5,000 attendees per day. These events became so successful at generating revenue that charities began to have them on a regular schedule every year. As would happen with any large event, medical needs began to arise at the events: injuries, heatstroke, and dehydration – in addition to medical issues specific to the population served by the charities. In 1997 a group of physicians banded together to provide completely voluntary medical care at these events. These physicians recognized a need in the community for harm reduction education (alcohol, drugs, safe sex practices, etc) and began using their unique position inside these events to provide harm reduction education to the attendees. The volunteer group of physicians called themselves “MedEvent” and have been in continual operation ever since.

MedEvent, All Volunteer

We're all volunteers! MedEvent is a volunteer group of over 40 physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and paramedics that are dedicated to eliminating injury and promoting a variety of health and harm reduction topics at over 70 large charity events per year

Stay Informed

Remember you are the one responsible for your own health and safety. Talk to a health care provider or as a MedEvent volunteer if you have any specific questions. If you're not confortable with that, check out sites such as www.dancesafe.org or www.klubz.com and do your own homework. Share with information with your friends too.

Please Donate Now!

MedEvent is a volunteer run organization that operates on your kindness. Without your financial support, MedEvent would not be able to provide the services that it does.