Chiros Care Running Team runs to raise funds for Free Clinic at 13.1 Chicago Half Marathon
June 8, 2011
By Chiro One Wellness Centers
Oak Brook, IL – June 8, 2011–In an effort to raise funds to continue offering chiropractic care to the homeless population of Chicago, the Chiros Care Running Team recently ran in the 3rd Annual 13.1 Chicago Half Marathon held on June 4th in Chicago. The participants endured extreme heat conditions and raised over $5,000 to support this worthy cause. The Chiros Care running team included 63 runners/walkers, 22 staff volunteers and was sponsored by Footlevelers who gave $1,000, an anonymous donor, and by TLK Marketing who printed the Chiros Care Running Team T-shirts.
The 13.1 Chicago Half Marathon started off on June 4, 2011 at 7:15 a.m. but was cancelled by a black flag raised at 9:15 a.m. when All American kid, Zachary Gregory, age 26 collapsed and later died. Saturday’s race had been red flagged, indicating extreme heat and runners were advised to take it slow. All participants completing the race received medals and the donations were honored. The Chiros Care Running Team expresses sincere condolences to Zachary’s family for their loss.
About Chiros Care Free Clinic
Chiro One Wellness Centers’ Chiros Care Free Clinic recently moved into its new home at Heartland Health Outreach and the non-profit organization is now seeing patients at its new location. Previously held at Inspiration Corporation on Broadway in Chicago, Chiros Care is now open Fridays at Heartland Health Outreach as well as one weekend monthly at Inspiration Corporation.
Chiros Care offers complimentary chiropractic care to homeless and at-risk people of Chicago who do not have health insurance and who cannot afford medical care and has been serving the homeless population since May of 2010.
Chiros Care Open Hours
When: Friday June 10th, June 17th & June 24th from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Heartland Health Outreach* located at 1015 W. Lawrence Ave. Chicago, IL 60640
*Serving those experiencing homelessness.
When: Saturday, June 11th, 2011 from 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Where: Inspiration Corporation located at 4554 N. Broadway St. Ste. 207 Chicago, IL 60640
Chiros Care was brought to fruition when Chief Operations Officer and founding partner, Dr. Sam Wang and Chiro One Wellness Centers of Evanston Clinic Director, Dr. Cori Bauer teamed together to make this dream a reality. Chiro One Wellness Centers is supporting this effort with company-wide volunteers from all locations and Heartland Health Alliance and Inspiration Corporation are generously offering clinic space to provide this benefit to their participants as well as local shelters.
Chiros Care Free Clinic is a non-profit, volunteer based free chiropractic clinic that serves the homeless population of Chicago. The clinic is led by Chiro One Wellness Centers’ doctors and seeks to provide chiropractic care to Chicago’s neediest. All services are provided at no charge. Prospective patients must be referred by a community outreach group or church or meet eligibility requirements. No appointments are required. For more information, call (630) 881-9106 or email freeclinic@ChiroOne.net. For eligibility requirements, contact Brett Penager, Chiro One Wellness Centers’ Chief Marketing Officer at (630) 468-1824.
Chiros Care’s annual fundraising goal is $20,000 and proceeds will be used to continue to bring chiropractic care to the homeless and for a future mission trip.
Heartland Health Outreach advances the human rights and responds to the human needs of endangered populations—particularly the poor, the isolated, and the displaced—through the provision of comprehensive and respectful services and the promotion of permanent solutions leading to a more just global society. For more information, visit www.HeartlandAlliance.org
Inspiration Corporation helps people who are affected by homelessness and poverty to improve their lives and increase self-sufficiency through the provision of social services, employment training and placement, and housing. For more information visit http://www.InspirationCorp.org.
About Chiro One Wellness Centers
Chiro One Wellness Centers serves Chicagoland, Kentucky and Texas with 61 convenient locations. Chiro One Wellness Centers’ Vision is that every human being discovers their full potential. Their mission, being leaders in developing extraordinary wellness for families and individuals by taking a stand for the well being of their communities through education and service. For location information, log onto http://www.ChiroOne.net. Follow Chiro One Wellness Centers on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ChiroOne.