1301 NCMIC Gives $3,000 in Annual Funding to Kentuckiana
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Dynamic Chiropractic – August 25, 1997, Vol. 15, Issue 18

NCMIC Gives $3,000 in Annual Funding to Kentuckiana

The Children's Center Goes Online

By Editorial Staff
Since 1957, the doctors and volunteers at Kentuckiana Children's Center have provided chiropractic services free of charge to children with special needs. Now, nearly 40 years after this non-profit, charitable organization first opened its doors, two developments have taken place that are a tribute to the years of work and dedication by the center and its staff.

In July, the board of directors of the National Chiropractic Mutual Insurance Company (NCMIC) voted to fund $3,000 each year to Kentuckiana, beginning this August. The NCMIC funding is being donated to Kentuckiana out of respect for the work of Dr. Lorraine Golden, the center's founder and director, and the staff and volunteers at the center.

Earlier this month, it was announced that an Internet site for Kentuckiana is up and running. The site provides users with a wealth of information on the center: its goals and mission; case studies of children who have been helped by the Kentuckiana care; a profile of Dr. Golden; and an "Internet Friends" section where those who wish to give donations to the center can do so.

Kentuckiana encourages other chiropractic websites to provide a link back to the Kentuckiana website to generate publicity and raise awareness about the center.

Kentuckiana Children's Center's website is: http://www.ntr.net/~kentuckiana. You may also contact the center at (502) 366-5658.


LACC Inaugurates Legislative Day

Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT) and Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) spoke before hundreds of faculty, staff and students at the campus of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic to inaugurate the school's first "Legislative Day." The topic of the discussion was the future of health care legislation in the 105th Congress.

The statesmen urged the audience to get involved politically. Sen. Hatch issued a blunt warning: "If chiropractors don't get involved, you'll be swept aside because you're a small group." The senator detailed what he meant by involvement: "That doesn't just mean making donations, but ... getting involved in the campaigns of people you think are honest and decent."

The Legislative Day was held to get students thinking about their future in health care, and to heighten their awareness of the political factors that impact the chiropractic profession.


Palmer West Clinics Help Special Olympians Pass Physical Exam Requirement

A new program offered by Palmer Chiropractic Clinics West is making it much easier for nearly 1,000 South Bay athletes to compete in the 13 sporting events sponsored annually by the Santa Clara County Special Olympics. The clinics are working with the local Special Olympics chapter to provide their athletes with a low-cost and convenient method to satisfy the organization's requirement that athletes receive a physical exam once every three years.

"Having a resource like this for our athletes is a dream, and I'm confident it will help boost the number of athletes competing in our events," said Kara Capaldo, Special Olympics training coordinator. "Every year, approximately 25% of our athletes are due for a physical exam. This program will make it significantly easier for the athletes to fulfill the physical exam requirement, because of the reduced rate, the availability of three locations and the distinguished reputation of Palmer College West as one of the leaders in chiropractic care."

"We decided to take our son to the Palmer clinics because it was very convenient," said Daniel Falconer, whose son James finished first in the 50-meter dash at the recent Special Olympics Track and Field event. "I was very satisfied with the thoroughness and quality of care my son received."

The program benefits the clinicians also, as they gain from the experience of working with the Special Olympics athletes.

"Our students also benefit from the educational experience of working with a more diverse group of patients during their internship in the clinics," observed Dr. Dominick Scuderi, director of the Palmer West Clinic in Santa Clara.


American Black Chiropractic Assoc. Convenes in Portland

The American Black Chiropractic Association (ABCA) is holding its 16th annual national convention in Portland, Oregon, August 20-24, 1997. The convention, with a theme of "Chiropractic, the natural choice," will include presentation of scientific papers, a round table discussion of the chiropractic college presidents, and various workshops for students and doctors. Twelve hours of re-licensure education credits are available.

The ABCA was founded in 1981 by the late Dr. Bobby Westbrooks and a small group of chiropractors and students to unite black chiropractors, promote the profession in the black community, and assist students in obtaining scholarship support.

For more information on the ABCA, contact Dr. Whitworth at (617) 298-1370 or Dr. Alfred Davis, Jr. at (973) 783-3606.


"Backs in Motion" a Big Hit at CMCC

Dr. Herbert Lee and CMCC President Dr. Jean Moss were off to the races at this year's "Backs in Motion" walk/run event.

Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) raised more than $50,000 through its annual "Backs in Motion" campaign, a run/walk event designed to bring in funding for chiropractic education.

CMCC's Board of Governors collected $25,000, nearly half of the total proceeds raised for the contest. Dr. Doug Brown, a longtime supporter of CMCC, took home the top prize for pledges collected by a run/walk participant, garnering over $4,000 in pledges. Dr. Katherine Wood-Bastedo won the grand prize, a trip for two to Orlando, Florida.

One of the highlights of the day occurred when Dr. Herbert Lee, a founding member of CMCC, "challenged" CMCC President Dr. Jean Moss to a race in the 5k walk. Each contestant received a few unexpected gifts to "help" them during the race: a heavy wheelbarrow for Dr. Moss, and a mountain bike for Dr. Lee. It was a close battle, but Dr. Lee and his bicycle prevailed in the end.


Chiropractic Care at Waterski Championships

Among the athletes that Dr. McGee adjusted at the Open was Emma Sheers, this year's women's ski jump champion.

More than 80 of the world's best water skiers and wakeboarders competed at the U.S. Open Waterski and Wakeboard Championships, this June at Lake Kristi just outside Greenville, North Carolina. Dennis McGee, DC, of Greenville, provided chiropractic care to more than 30 participants at the two-day competition.

"The stress and strain placed on the spine and related structures is tremendous in a sport like this," said Dr. McGee. "The athletes we saw during the tournament were grateful for the treatment we provided and they felt that it helped their performance."

Among the athletes who took advantage of Dr. McGee's treatment were Dean LaVelle, who won the wakeboard competition, and Emma Sheers, the champion in the women's ski jump event.

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