Palmer Sports Council supports Brotherhood Ride
On September 11, 2001, a total of 411
emergency service workers who responded to the Twin Towers died as they
attempted to rescue people and fight fires. The 4th Annual Brotherhood
Ride 2011 is dedicated to the 411 fallen heroes on the 10th anniversary
of September 11.
The Brotherhood Ride is an organization entirely
comprised of volunteers, who are themselves, emergency responders:
firefighters, police officers and EMS personnel. They honor the fallen
heroes by riding bicycles more than 1,600 miles in 22 days. The Ride
began in North Naples, Fla., on Aug. 20 and ends in New York City on
of the stops along the Brotherhood Ride route was Port Orange, where
the local Elks Lodge 2723 hosted an overnight stay, which included
dinner and complimentary chiropractic care provided by Palmer’s Sports
Council. Under the leadership of Heather Bowyer, D.C., the Sports
Council helped ease the aches and pains from the day's ride and prepare
the riders for the following day, a nearly 100-mile ride to
Jeffrey Morse, the Brotherhood Ride’s
president and founder, expressed his appreciation for the support
received from the Port Orange community.
“I can’t thank all of
you enough," he said. "We thank the Port Orange Elks for their gracious
hospitality and Palmer College and its students for the care and
treatment you so generously provide. It will go a long way in helping us
complete our mission."
Photo: Members of the Florida Campus Sports Council discuss chiropractic care with Brotherhood Riders.