Palmer College of Chiropractic’s West Campus will serve as the official
chiropractic partner for the 2011 San Francisco Bay Area 3-Day For The Cure,
which will take place the weekend of Sept. 9-11.
This marks the sixth
year in a row that a team of Palmer doctors and interns will play a hands-on
role in helping 3-Day participants complete the 60-mile walk (20 miles daily) to
raise funds for research, and make a personal difference in the fight to end
The Palmer team provided care for several hundred of
the more-than 1,400 walkers who participated in last year’s 3-Day event, which
raised $3.7-million for breast cancer research and awareness.
“The 3-Day is an
outstanding event for our interns,” said Dr. Greg Snow, West Campus dean of
that we’ve participated, our team comes back enthused by the people they’ve
encountered, touched by their stories, and gratified with their ability to help
them complete the walk and meet their goals.
”The interns, faculty and many alumni rendering
chiropractic care during the event provide outstanding representation of
Palmer’s dedication to service in the community and beyond. The impact of their
dedicated care on patients, survivors and their families is tremendous, and we
appreciate having the opportunity to help support the Susan G. Komen
organization, as it works toward a cure.”
Dr. Brant Pedersen, ’04 West alumnus, has served as
sports medicine captain or co-captain of the Palmer team in each of the past
five Komen For The Cure events. Last year’s team included seven other DCs, and
14 West Campus Sports Council members (seven interns and seven student
Susan G. Komen 3-Day event is an opportunity to showcase the awesome ability of
chiropractors to help everyday people achieve relief from pain quickly, without
drugs or injections,” said Dr. Pedersen.
“The walkers complete 60 miles in three days, and it
takes a toll on their bodies. This event is a perfect match of our abilities as
chiropractors and the types of injuries commonly experienced by the walkers over
60 miles and three days. The Palmer team helps hundreds of the walkers achieve
relief from joint and muscle pain, which supports them in reaching their goals."
“This event is
incredibly rewarding, and the spirit of the 3-Day carries me through several
months after the event,” said Dr. Beate Teufel, ’04 West Campus alumna and a
co-captain of the Palmer 3-Day team.
“I have seen how chiropractic is able to help the
walkers getting through the walk,” said Dr. Teufel, who maintains a practice in
San Jose, and whose mother is a 36-year breast cancer survivor.
“When I started as an
intern on my first walk in 2003, we helped probably around 150 people, and it
was a great event. (In 2009), between the first ‘pit stop,’ lunch, and ‘base
camp’ we helped close to 1,000 walkers.”
In addition to appreciation expressed by the
participants, the efforts and contributions of the Palmer team are equally
appreciated and recognized by fellow members of the collective medical team.
“As the chiropractic
partner of the Susan G. Komen San Francisco Bay Area 3-Day for the Cure™ for the
past five years, Palmer College has become such an integral family member for
the event that repeat walkers become truly excited when they find out that the
Palmer chiropractic team is once again on the event; the walkers know that they
are going to be well taken care of – and indeed they are,” said Jim Davis, R.N.,
medical program manager for the San Francisco Bay Area 3-Day event.
“The Palmer team is
always of the highest caliber, delivers their care in a very professional,
supportive and uniquely caring manner and, with the support and guidance of
their dedicated and caring faculty, each team member is able to hone in on just
what each walker needs and provide the care that is unique and specific for
resolving their problem. It would be hard to imagine not having the Palmer team
on the event.”
more information about the 2011 San Francisco Bay Area 3-Day event, or to
register, go to: www.the3day.org/site/PageServer?pagename=SF_landing_2011