November 23, 2011 — Parker University served as the official chiropractic partner for Susan G. Komen Dallas/Fort Worth 3-Day for the Cure for the seventh consecutive year.
The walk began Friday, Nov. 4, and over the course of three days the participants walked 60 miles in an effort to raise money for breast cancer research and community programs supporting education, screening, and treatment. Covering 20 miles a day, the walkers also spent two nights camping out in tents.
Parker University students and faculty adjusted an estimated 730 people during the walk. They also assisted by kinesiology taping, making ice bags, caring for blisters, taping sprained ankles, knees, and more.
“It was important for us to provide chiropractic care and ancillary services to the walkers so we could assist them in their goals of standing up for breast cancer by participating in the physically strenuous event,” said Dr. David Walters, professor at Parker University. “Many walkers trained for the event, but their bodies sometimes don’t respond to the arduous physical demand of being outdoors and exposed to the elements for three days. The chiropractic adjustments and ancillary services enabled them to continue their journey with less discomfort and more enjoyment while supporting breast cancer research and programs.”
Student volunteers included Bradley Baker, John Barrington, Christopher Cochran, Kevin Ethridge, Ryan Hooper, Kamaldeen Isiaka, Catherine Kuiken, Eric Naal, Thuy Nguyen, Kendra Ann Pomeroy, Justin Thompson, Kimberley Wells, Jack Wells, and Javier Zapata.
Six Parker faculty members also assisted including Dr. Lori Baggett, Dr. Troy Liming, Dr. Rindy Matthews, Dr. Sandra Norton, Dr. Leon Tom, and Dr. David Walters.
Source: Parker University, www.parker.edu