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Palmer Partners Again with San Francisco Bay Area Susan G. Komen 3-Day For The Cure, Sept. 9-11

6/8/2011 (Archived)

ca - sgk3day 2010Palmer 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 breast cancer.

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 Clinics.

“Every year 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 assistants).

"The 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.”

For 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