September 7, 2016 —Alan Mandell, DC, was presented the 2016 Florida Chiropractic Association–Performance Health Humanitarian Award at the 2016 FCA National Convention & Expo held in Orlando, Florida in August.
Performance Health, manufacturer and marketer of Biofreeze, Bon Vital’, TheraBand, Cramer and Thera°Pearl health and wellness products, has partnered with the FCA since 2013 to honor individuals who go above and beyond for their community in the spirit of giving back and making a difference in a humanitarian effort.
“I am truly honored to recognize Dr. Mandell for his outstanding work and grateful to Debbie Brown and the FCA for partnering with Performance Health to recognize humanitarians that give so much to others,” stated Marshall Dahneke, president of Performance Heath. Dahneke had the pleasure of presenting the award to Mandell.
“Dr. Mandell’s personal mission can be summed up with this—one smile on a child’s face is the only reward I ever wanted,” continued Dahneke. “Dr. Mandell has spent many years traveling to other countries to help children who lack sufficient food, water and electricity, but who possess beautiful smiles and overflowing hearts. In just the past nine years, he has travelled to the Philippines 13 times to offer aid and love to the people there, often focused on the smallest of the small and the neediest of the needy. You can see a few of these smiles in this video. Although Dr. Mandell practices in Miami Gardens, he is clearly a citizen of the world.”
Upon receiving the award, Mandell said, “I am deeply honored and humbled to be the recipient of this most coveted award. My passion has always been to bring love and care to all children who live under crushing poverty. I pray that I may continue my work and inspire others to join me in this most inspiring and rewarding endeavor.”
“Dr. Mandell not only challenges all of us to do more to serve those in need, but he shows us the personal joy that results from bringing happiness to others,” added Debbie Brown, CEO, FCA. “He will travel around the world to bring a smile to a child’s face and is a shining example of what one person can do to make a difference. We are thrilled to collaborate with Performance Health in honoring him.”
In addition to honoring Mandell at the FCA National Convention, Performance Health provided a $1,000 contribution in his name to the FCA’s ChiroPAC, a political committee which supports chiropractic lobbying efforts through campaign support.
Source: Performance Health