Monthly Charity: St. Baldricks
For those of you familiar with our office you know that we regularly wave our consultation and exam fee for a donation to a charity that we “adopt” for the month. This month we are proud to help Jamie Free, owner of Max Muscle, reach his $15,000 donation goal to an extremely deserving charity, St. Baldricks.
For the month of March all new patients coming into the office will receive a consultation, exam, x-rays and first adjustment all for a minimum donation of $25 dollars.
“For many years, researchers struggled to give kids just a few more months of life. While many kids now survive, the search goes on for cures for many childhood cancers. But even for kids who survive, the battle is not over. Because of the treatments they had as kids, by the time they’re in their 30’s or 40’s, more than 73% of survivors will have a chronic health problem and 42% will have severe or life-threatening conditions.”
About St. Baldricks
The Cure is Not Enough:
St. Baldricks believes in reaching further than a cure. They use your donations to help fund cures while also focusing on research to prevent the lifelong damage that can result from current cancer treatments. Surgeries, radiation and chemotherapies can all leave kids with painful and sometimes life threatening side effects. Because of this St. Baldricks alongside finding a cure, funds and supports research to improve patient care.
It is a sad reality that a child is diagnosed with cancer every 3 minutes, but you can help by donating to fund research for better treatment and a cure.
“In the 1950’s, almost all kids diagnosed with cancer died. Because of research, today about 85% of kids with the most common type of cancer will live. But for many other types. Progress has been limited, and for some kids there is still little hope for a cure.”
How You Can Help
Refer your friends, family, people you overhear in the grocery store talking about back pain. The more you refer the more that’s donated!
You don’t have to be a new patient to donate! Existing patients or anyone wanting to help make a difference can donate in the office or by visiting http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/574787 and clicking on donate. If you donate over $10 dollars you will receive $10 Max Muscle bucks to spend at their online store.
For more information call our office at (615)503-9900!