November 28, 2012 — For the eighth consecutive year, Parker University Chiropractic Wellness Clinics served as the official chiropractic partner for Susan G. Komen Dallas/Fort Worth 3-Day for the Cure.
The walk, which covers 60 miles in three days, began Nov. 2, as participants walked to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research and community programs that support education, screening, and treatment.
Parker University students and faculty provided chiropractic adjustments to participants throughout their fundraising journey. They also helped the walkers by kinesiology taping, making ice bags, caring for blisters, taping sprained knees, and more.
A second time walker, Denise McGraw, received care from Parker University and explained why she feels it’s important to participate in the event. “A lot of people are affected by it,” said McGraw. “People lose their mother and other family members, so it’s important to do what we can to help.”
Student volunteers included Tabassum Ali, Royce Barnett, Nicholas Baucum, Justin Beagley, Samuel Catalanatto, Jonathon Leung, Jonas Phares, Jennifer Pintz, Adam Rogers, Nathan Sehorn, Marc Sorenson, Kara Stephenson, Marcus Steward, and Ashley Wilcoxson.
Six Parker faculty members also assisted including Dr. Adela Hernandez, Dr. Dan Kurth, Dr. Troy Liming, Dr. Sandra Norton, Dr. Leon Tom, and Dr. David Walters.
“We’re glad to support the cause by serving the walkers,” said Dr. David Walters, professor of Parker University. “After covering 20 miles a day, we always have a long line of participants that require care.”
The Dallas/Fort Worth 3-Day is just one of 14 that the organization hosts on its mission to end breast cancer.
Source: Parker University, parker.edu