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Florida chiropractors get into the swing of giving

President Peter Martin, D.C., accepts a check for $17,500 from Dr. Michael Chance, center, and other members of the Mid-Florida Chiropractic Society of the Florida Chiropractic Association during the Swing Back into Spring Golf Tournament in March.
Dr. Peter Martin holding large check with Dr. Michael Chance and members of MFCS

In just three years, the Mid-Florida Chiropractic Society (MFCS) of the Florida Chiropractic Association has raised $40,000 to go toward a gift scholarship for second quarter and above students attending Palmer’s Florida Campus.

“We view the Florida Campus as Florida’s chiropractic college and want to support our future colleagues,” said Michael Chance, D.C., Davenport ’78, who is director of the MFCS, which is made up of Palmer and non-Palmer graduates in Gainesville, Fla.

Dr. Chance also organizes the annual Swing Back into Spring Golf Tournament, which raises money for the scholarship through its golfers, a silent auction and key sponsors Standard Process, Douglas Lab and Dee Cee Labs.

“This year we had 128 golfers and each participant received a goodie bag, a spine shirt, logo balls and tees, and prizes on every hole,” he said. “Florida Campus President Dr. Peter Martin joined the golfers for a barbecued lunch and accepted a check from us on behalf of the Florida Campus.”

According to Dr. Chance, by 2010 the society is expected to have a $50,000- $60,000 endowed scholarship. It will begin awarding two $2,000 scholarships to deserving students this August at the Florida Chiropractic Association convention. Then, in 2010, two $3,000 scholarships will be awarded annually.

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