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