January 22, 2009 — A new organization, Journey to Solidarity, has been created to aid people all over the world by bringing chiropractic as well as basic living necessities to rural areas of need. Jay Breitlow, DC, director and president of Journey to Solidarity, anticipates that for each doctor the organization sends, free or reduced cost services will be provided to more than 15,000 people each year. The launch mission of Journey to Solidarity is to Madagascar where a licensed chiropractor will be providing care in the country beginning Feb. 2, 2009.
While there are many nonprofit organizations that provide free or reduced cost healthcare for people who can otherwise not afford it, none provide long-term chiropractic care for people in rural developing countries. Journey to Solidarity is a talented and diverse team of individuals who share a passion for helping people and working together to bring chiropractic and wellness care to people in countries around the world. Currently in Madagascar there are a handful of medical doctors, but there are none who practice the art of chiropractic.
The vision of Journey to Solidarity is to share a natural, safe, and effective form of healthcare with the world. For chiropractic this is the opportunity to plant a seed of opportunity and growth both for the profession and to a country of 20 million people. “In developing parts of the world, people are extremely adept at knowing what is right and wrong with their bodies, and they understand that the greatest healer of the human body lies within,” says Breitlow, president, director, and mission leader for Journey to Solidarity. “In a natural environment it is incredible to observe the power of the nervous system free of interference. People benefit tremendously from chiropractic care and their gracious nature and desire to continue care relays the need for Journey to continue with these missions long into the future.”
Palmer College of Chiropractic Student Body President Heather Maxwell has worked with Journey to Solidarity and she provides the following comments on the great work it enables. “Journey to Solidarity will provide the missing link of chiropractic care to people all around the world who need it. Not only will this organization help those less fortunate get the healthcare they need and deserve, but it will also serve to educate about the benefits of chiropractic. I have worked with many nonprofit organizations, but Journey to Solidarity is unique because at its core, it is driven with the courage, compassion, and commitment to helping everyone have a chance to live in full health and wellness naturally.”
The organization has filed with the IRS under section 501(c)3 as Wellness International Missions Inc. doing business as “Journey to Solidarity.” Donations are being accepted and are tax-deductible pending formalities with final IRS paperwork. Donations can be made via telephone at 319-558-7168 or online at the interactive Web site www.journeytosolidarity.org. For more information or to get involved with the team, please visit the organizations Web site or e-mail Breitlow at email@example.com.
Source: Journey to Solidarity, www.journeytosolidarity.org