The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the value of chiropractic care, celebrated its 20th anniversary with a host of festivities during FCA The National, the world’s largest event for chiropractic, held August 17-20, in Orlando, Fla.
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The 20th anniversary celebration included a VIP reception attended by members, corporate sponsors, association and college leaders and the F4CP Board of Directors along with a silent auction to raise funds to build bigger and better media opportunities for chiropractic. A highlight of the VIP event was the announcement of the first-ever recipients of the inaugural Kent S. Greenawalt Legacy Award established this year in honor of F4CP’s founder.
“We thought it would be fitting to mark F4CP’s 20th year of service to the profession by honoring leaders who have made outstanding contributions to chiropractic,” said Kent S. Greenawalt, chairman, F4CP. “This accolade also acknowledges a member’s service to the community, previous honors and awards for their efforts in chiropractic, and peer recognition as a professional leader.”
The award recipients of the Kent S. Greenawalt Legacy Award are:
Dr. Thomas Klapp (posthumous) – Klapp served for 40 years as a leader for a number of chiropractic organizations before his death on Dec. 14, 2020, at the age of 66. He was a member of the board of trustees of Life University in Marietta, Ga., and was president of ChiroCongress (formerly known as COCSA) between 2000-2002. He was instrumental in the merger of two Michigan chiropractic groups and helped build the powerhouse that is the Michigan Association of Chiropractors (MAC). He served on the boards of the International Chiropractic Association (ICA), ChiroCongress, and Foundation for Chiropractic Progress.
Dr. Carol Ann Malizia (posthumous) — Malizia served on the F4CP board before her untimely passing from cancer in April 2019. She founded, developed and led one of the most progressive chiropractic practices in the country, the Hudson Valley Whole Life Center. She created CAM Integrative Consulting and became a thought leader for Holistic Healthcare. She received numerous accolades and awards throughout her career: in 2017 the League of Chiropractic Women recognized Malizia with their highest honor, the Legacy Award. In 2018, she received the Athena International award for her steadfast contributions to the community.
Dr. Louis Sportelli — Sportelli is president of the NCMIC Foundation. An industry veteran of 54 years, he served as president of the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) and as chairman of the board of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). He currently serves as vice chair of the Blue Mountain Health System hospital network. Sportelli has lectured extensively on ethics, risk management and incorporating sound procedures to riskproof a chiropractic practice. He has a keen interest in patient education and wrote the book Introduction to Chiropractic™, which is widely used by doctors of chiropractic across the world. He is considered one of the profession’s media spokespersons and was featured in the 2013 chiropractic documentary “DOCTORED” and the 2015 documentary “UNDOCTORED.”
Dr. Heidi Haavik — Haavik is the vice president of research and Dean of Research at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic. She has a PhD in human neurophysiology from the University of Auckland and is one of the most popular chiropractic speakers in the world today. She is the author of the book “The Reality Check: A quest to Understand Chiropractic from the inside out.” Haavik was a member of the WFC’s Research Council for ten years. She was named Chiropractor of the Year in 2007 by both the New Zealand Chiropractic Association and the New Zealand College of Chiropractic Alumni Association.
“Our four chosen recipients have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to excellence, a dedication to pushing boundaries, and an insatiable curiosity that fuels their pursuit of greatness,” said Sherry McAllister, DC, president of F4CP. “Their achievements have incited major progressions for the entire profession.”
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About the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress
A not-for-profit organization with over 34,000 members, the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) informs and educates the general public about the value of chiropractic care delivered by doctors of chiropractic (DC) and its role in drug-free pain management. Visit f4cp.org/findadoctor or call 866-901-F4CP (3427).