celebrating 125 years of chiropractic

On September 18, 2020, the chiropractic profession marks its 125th anniversary. We all have looked forward to celebrating our profession and this milestone with thousands of chiropractors and friends from around the world in Davenport, Iowa where chiropractic began.  

The landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic is ever-changing, and the impacts are deepening. Health, safety, visitor experience, and liability considerations make it impossible to plan an in-person celebration worthy of this significant milestone for our profession.  

Therefore, we are canceling all in-person events for the 125th Anniversary Celebration of Founder's Day scheduled for September 18-19, 2020 at Palmer College. 

Even as the world faces unprecedented challenges, it’s important for us to pause and recognize the people and extraordinary events that brought us here. At Palmer, we are shifting our focus to marking this milestone in a distinctive way that will allow chiropractors all over the world to collectively and virtually celebrate the history-making first adjustment by D.D. Palmer. Expect to hear more about what we'll be doing in the weeks ahead. 

As we recognize this anniversary, we also look forward to the next 125 years, and many more milestones for the chiropractic profession. The next major milestone is the 125th anniversary of the Fountainhead, Palmer College of Chiropractic, in 2022. We invite you to join us September 15-17, 2022 for a celebration of the founding college of chiropractic, and a sharing of Palmer’s vision for a world of unlimited health and human potential.  

ways to celebrate

125th profile picture example

Join the celebration by sharing your story with Palmer College, or by sharing on your own social media using #chiropractic125 all year long! You can also download the 125th anniversary logo for your own use!

Additionally, you can add the 125th anniversary frame to your Facebook profile picture for free:

✔ Go to facebook.com/profilepicframes
✔ Search Palmer College in the search box
✔ Choose the Palmer College 125th anniversary frame
✔ Set the time you’d like to use it for, and click “use as profile picture”

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