MCM Post 10.12.13

ImageFIRST Partners with AERO Health to Sponsor Linen and AEDs at the Marine Corps Marathon

ImageFIRST is proud to announce its partnership with AERO Health in sponsoring the Marine Corps Marathon.

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., October 19, 2023 – ImageFIRST, the largest national provider of linen, laundry, and safety and hygiene services, is proud to announce its partnership with AERO Health, a prominent life-saving equipment manufacturer, in sponsoring the Marine Corps Marathon. The event is set to take place on October 29th, 2023, in Washington, D.C. This collaboration marks a significant commitment to the local community and the well-being of participants, as ImageFIRST, being the only linen provider of the event, and AERO Health will jointly donate linens, towels, and Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).

Established in 1976, the Marine Corps Marathon is an annual marathon held in Washington, D.C. and Arlington, Virginia. Known as ‘the best marathon for beginners,’ the MCM is the largest marathon in the world that doesn’t offer prize money, earning its nickname, “The People’s Marathon.”

ImageFIRST's linens and towels will be put to great use in providing care to participants at the six medical aid stations positioned at the finish line, contributing to the care and comfort of the race participants. ImageFIRST will host a tent at MCM Finish Festival in Rosslyn where runners, as well as their families and friends, will have the opportunity to meet with company representatives. The event will also display ImageFIRST banners at select aid stations along the course and at the finish line. 

"We are excited to partner with AERO Health in sponsoring the Marine Corps Marathon," says ImageFIRST Vice President of First Aid, Robert Pacitti. "Our donation of linens and AEDs reflects our commitment to the well-being of the community. We believe that by providing quality materials and life-saving equipment, we can make a positive impact on this iconic event."

ImageFIRST Mid-Atlantic Region Group Manager, Dewey Oriente, expressed his gratitude saying, "Being a sponsor for the Marine Corps Marathon is an honor for ImageFIRST. We understand the paramount importance of safety in such an event, which is why we're dedicated to providing linens and equipping the race with essential AED/first aid support. Part of ImageFIRST Service Vision and Service Offerings is about going the extra mile, just like all the participants who run this remarkable race.”

AERO Health Category Manager, Hugh Ovenden, adds "Safety is paramount, especially during such a physically demanding event. We are proud to join forces with ImageFIRST to provide AEDs that can be a critical lifeline in times of need. Our mission is to save lives, and we are delighted to contribute to the safety of the Marine Corps Marathon."

The Marine Corps Marathon promises to be an unforgettable event, showcasing the dedication, resilience, and unity of participants and supporters. ImageFIRST and AERO Health are excited to make a lasting impact on the Marine Corps Marathon, prioritizing both safety and community engagement.

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Founded in 1967, ImageFIRST® is the largest and fastest-growing national provider of linen rental and laundry services, focusing primarily on the healthcare sector. Acquired by private equity firm Calera Capital in 2018, ImageFIRST serves medical facilities nationwide and hospitality customers in select markets. They offer an array of items such as linens, patient/guest garments, essential staff uniforms and supplies, safety and hygiene programs, and more while managing their clients’ linen inventory for cost management. With a customer retention rate of over 97%, ImageFIRST is dedicated to improving staff and patient/guest satisfaction through their quality linen and remarkable service. As leaders in infection prevention, they currently own and operate the most HLAC-accredited facilities in the industry. For more information, visit


AERO Health is a global leader in innovative healthcare solutions and is dedicated to improving pre-hospital care and elevating patient outcomes by manufacturing and distributing best-in-class healthcare solutions. These include but are not limited to, first aid supplies, bleeding control solutions, CPR training products consumables, medical device simulators, AEDs, AED trainers, and related supplies. For more information, visit


The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is one of the largest marathons in the world. Recognized as the “Best Marathon in the Mid-Atlantic,” and the “Best Marathon for Charities,” the MCM celebrates the honor, courage, and commitment of its participants. Also known as “The People’s Marathon,” runners from all 50 states and more than 50 countries participate in the MCM, the largest marathon not to offer prize money. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement is implied. Connect with the Marine Corps Marathon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. #RunWithTheMarines 

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