Posted Online: Sept. 16, 2009, 3:57 pm
City of Davenport proclaims Sept. 18 "Chiropractic Awareness Day"
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Press release submitted by Illinois Quad City Chamber of Commerce
City of Davenport Proclaims September 18 "Chiropractic Awareness Day"
Observance to be held in conjunction with Palmer"s Founder"s Day
(Davenport, Iowa) In honor of the first chiropractic adjustment on Sept. 18, 1895, in downtown Davenport, the City of Davenport has issued a proclamation naming September 18 as "Chiropractic Awareness Day." The first Chiropractic Awareness Day will be celebrated at 12 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, which also is the day Palmer College of Chiropractic recognizes the founding of the chiropractic profession and the College at its annual Founder"s Day.
During this first celebration, Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba will read the proclamation in the courtyard of the B.J. and Mabel Palmer Residence at 8th and Brady streets in Davenport, followed by remarks by Palmer President Donald Kern, D.C., and Non-profit Chiropractic Organization (NPCO) President Joshua Heines. Tours of the B.J. and Mabel Palmer Residence will be available following the remarks. Parking is available in the Vickie Anne Palmer Hall parking lot at 7th and Brady streets, Davenport. Current Palmer student Joshua Heines founded NPCO in Davenport, and came to Palmer with the idea for a Chiropractic Awareness Day.
Palmer College of Chiropractic was founded in 1897 by the discoverer of chiropractic, D.D. Palmer, in Davenport, Iowa. Approximately 2,300 students attend Palmer College campuses in Davenport, San Jose, Calif., and Port Orange, Fla. There are more than 26,000 Palmer alumni, who make up more than one third of the approximately 75,000 chiropractors currently in practice worldwide. Palmer"s Doctor of Chiropractic curriculum is a five-academic-year program that is typically completed in three-and-one-third calendar years.
Non-Profit Chiropractic Organization (NPCO) is an official 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing chiropractic healthcare to people living in poverty around the world. Through non-profit clinics, NPCO is able to have a positive effect on individuals" abilities to bring restoration to their communities and education to their people.