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May 27, 2020

Marquita Brown is a native of Petersburg, VA.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in African American Studies and is a Licensed Practical Nurse. She is also an entrepreneur, mentor, philanthropist, and community advocate who believes in social justice.


She also believes in equality in healthcare and educating African Americans about their health and informing them about the importance of making healthy decisions.

Marquita is the owner of Apple for The Day, a health education and health consultation business. It's focus is on the health of all people,  but is mostly concentrated on African American health.  The point of receiving these services is to make sure people have a basic knowledge on their condition.

The name came about from the phrase “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away”. Marquita wanted to provide knowledge on health, and instead of having someone retrieve "an apple a day", she wanted to give them "an apple for the day".  
She shares that God gave her this vision.  She began her business as a child.  She started by wanting to be a physician, and worked diligently from that time to attain her goal.  As a teenager she began as a hospital volunteer.  From there she volunteered at her pediatrician’s office.  That opportunity allowed her to come into the examination room with the doctor and watch as he examined patients from time to time.  In high school she was a part of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) and studied her first Black History course.  After graduating high school, Marquita majored in Biology and concentrated in Pre-Medicine, and was eventually offered the chance to intern in a private practice. That experience changed her life.
Marquita has a genuine love for the African American community. She is aware of the need to bring about a change to a group of people without a voice.  She is on a mission to eradicate racism from the healthcare practice.  She shares that without racism, health disparities would not exist.  African Americans receive the least amount of healthcare and tend to only go to the hospital or doctor when it effects their work.  By that time, it may already be too late.
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