In-person and virtual telethon-style event to “celebrate, elevate and support the greatest profession on earth” with celebrity guests, entertainment, awards and a major announcement
SAN JOSE, CA., August 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the value of chiropractic care, announced that it will launch the first-ever “ChiroThon”, a three-day, live, virtual telethon-like event to “celebrate, elevate and support the greatest profession on earth”. ChiroThon 2022 will feature celebrity guests, entertainment and prizes, and will take place at The National of the Florida Chiropractic Association, one of the largest events for the chiropractic profession, which takes place August 25 to 28 in Orlando Florida.
“We wanted to bring back the fun and excitement of our youth’s Labor Day telethons and put a spin on them in 2022 to raise awareness and funds that will help spread factual and uplifting information about chiropractic care,” said Sherry McAllister, DC, President of F4CP. “We couldn’t think of a better time or place to host ChiroThon 2022 than at the largest gathering of Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) and we can’t wait to share it with attendees and viewers watching online around the world. .”
The LIVE event will be hosted by Drs. McAllister and Fab Mancini, DC, President Emeritus of Parker University. In addition to raising awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care, ChiroThon 2022’s mission is to raise awareness and fund educational campaigns, including the creation of several TV commercials for F4CP’s “Naturally, Chiropractic” campaign, highlighting safe care and drug free. delivered by the DCs.
The event will start on Thursday August 25 with a special presentation of MarcVictor Hansenbest-selling co-author Chicken soup for the soul series of books. In his presentation, Hansen will talk about the chiropractic soul and the impact of chiropractic care on millions of individuals like him. Participants will receive a free digital copy of his latest book. After Hansen will be a multi-talented comedian Marvin Lee who will share hilarious thoughts and observations about healthcare, including chiropractic, in a lighthearted and engaging way.
The first night of the ChiroThon 2022 will end with an unforgettable presentation of Shilo Harrisa U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq where his armored vehicle in 2007 was hit by an improvised explosive device, killing three of his fellow soldiers. Harris survived, but with severe third-degree burns to 35% of his body, which resulted in the loss of his ears, the tip of his nose and three fingers. The crushing blast also fractured his left collarbone and C-7 vertebrae. After 48 days in a medically induced coma, 75 surgeries and years of recovery, Harris is now traveling to share her incredible story of triumph over adversity, raising awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder and managing chronic pain while serving as an inspiration to his fellow soldiers.
Throughout the conference, ChiroThon 2022 will return live to feature short vignettes of guests who will share the benefits of chiropractic and describe why giving is so important, especially during and after a pandemic, including:
- dr. John Rosa
- dr. Jennifer Iles
- dr. John Malby
- dr. Carl Cleveland
- dr. Kimberly Besuden
- Crystal Dwyer Hansen
- Kristi Hudson
- Denis DeLuca
Global resolution to be unveiled
Finally, ChiroThon 2022 will unveil a resolution (to be agreed in October) between F4CP and the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) in which the two organizations agree to collaborate to advance the awareness, use and integration of chiropractic care. in the world. The designation of October as World Chiropractic Health Month coincides with World Spine Day, October 16 each year to raise awareness of the pervasive and diverse nature of spinal pain and disability as part of the global burden of disease and address the need for access to quality essential spinal health care and rehabilitation.
“Chiropractic is a globally accredited health profession, which is why this resolution with the WFC is so important,” said Dr. McAllister. “Our combined resources can amplify our message and reach the world as we strive to educate consumers, providers, payers, employers, policymakers and other stakeholders about the safe, effective and natural care that our DC provide every day to support holistic health, mobility and well-being.”
About the Foundation for Chiropractic Advancement
A not-for-profit organization with nearly 32,000 members, the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) informs and educates the general public about the value of chiropractic care provided by Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) and their role in pain management. without medication. Visit www.f4cp.org/finddoc; call 866-901-F4CP (3427).
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