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Chiropractic Society partners with USA Cares to raise money for post 9/11 military and their families
posted Dec 22, 2010 - 2:40:49pm
The Flagler Volusia Chiropractic Society is pleased to announce its new partnership with USA Cares, which delivers crucial financial assistance to combat veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). By removing the financial barriers to medical treatment, USA Cares helps the "invisibly" wounded gain access to treatment, ensuring that the financial burden does not fall on their spouses or their children.
Dr. Jeremy Gordon, director of the Flagler Volusia Chiropractic Society (FVCS) and board member of the Florida Chiropractic Association, knows how difficult TBI can be. "TBI and PTSD are some of the loneliest conditions that effect our post 9/11 veterans," says Dr. Gordon. "The outside world doesn't see any evidence of damage, but inside, it can be extremely debilitating. We hope to help these individuals, and their families, however we can."
Dr. Gordon announced his intention to "give back" to USA Cares' military and their families by organizing an area-wide fundraiser, involving over 20 chiropractic offices throughout Volusia and Flagler counties, and several key sponsors including: Crystal Springs Water and Florida Health Care News. "If this goes well, I hope to have a state-wide fundraiser for USA Cares in 2011, involving many of the 4,600 members of the Florida Chiropractic Association". The idea is simple, patients can round up their bill to the next dollar or bring in excess change, and donate to USA Cares. Each office has the capability to accept donations, either in person or on line.
Bill Nelson, the Executive Director of USA Cares said: "It humbles me that so many people care so much about our Military and their Families. There is a saying in the Military that 'all gave some, and some gave all'. Dr. Gordon is providing a means for everyone to get behind our Military and show their support".
USA Cares programs include Housing Assistance, which helps stop foreclosures and evictions - Basic Needs, which focuses on quality of life areas including food, utilities and car repair - and Warrior Treatment Today, which provides access to treatment for the "unseen" wounds of PTSD and TBI. Their newest program area, Jobs for Vets, connects veterans to employment opportunities and clears the financial roadblocks that can stand in the way of job success.
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