Dr. Michael Chance, left, director of the Mid-Florida
Chiropractic Society, meets with Florida Campus
President Peter Martin, D.C., at the 2009 Florida
When the Florida legislature declined to provide public funding for chiropractic
education a few years ago, members of the Mid-Florida Chiropractic
Society took it upon themselves to help out.
“We made it our goal to try to help chiropractic students, in particular those
from Florida,” said Michael Chance, D.C., Davenport ’78, and director of the
Mid-Florida Chiropractic Society (MFCS).
The society’s members come from a variety of chiropractic colleges and
programs. “I think our common interest is to support chiropractic in our
state and in our region,” said Dr. Chance. “Our members support the idea
of helping the profession to continue to grow by offering scholarships that
help produce future chiropractors,” he said. The society he heads encompasses
13 counties in mid-Florida.
On March 28, the MFCS teamed up with Standard Process to sponsor
their Swing Back into Spring golf tournament at Ironwood Golf Course
in Gainesville. Standard Process provided sponsorships to 20 Palmer
College students for their participation in the event.
Last year this event was named the top PR event of
the year by the Florida Chiropractic Association, the
statewide association that works closely with the
MFCS. “I think this year’s event may have surpassed
last year’s,” said Dr. Chance. “Everyone had a great
time at the golf tournament and we are happy to be
in a position to award another check to Dr. Martin
that will help a worthy Palmer College student with