CRNAs Going the Distance: Nurse Anesthetists Changing Lives, Communities, the World
In September 2012, Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists (VANA) CRNA Patti Parolari led the CRNA's Rock team for the seventh time in the Virginia Beach Rock and Roll Half Marathon to support a local non-profit for homeless outreach, People In Need (PIN). Parolari is an enthusiastic leader in helping others and her commitment extended beyond the marathon during the months leading up to the run as she trained homeless men and women to participate. This training creates discipline, hope, and empowerment to develop self sufficiency to improve lives and escape homelessness.
Photo, from left: Justine Walker, PIN trainee; Jennifer Sargent, student nurse anesthetist; Patti Parolari, CRNA, MS and Janet Dewan, CRNA, MS, former Chair AANA Health and Wellness Committee.