Nanaimo Chiropractors

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Giving Back ~ The Beacon for December 9, 2010

Ho Ho Ho!  Merry Christmas!  The season of giving is upon us.  And I wish upon you all the best in this holiday season.  May you remember that the gift is in the giving and as you reach out to give your brother one more neck tie that he may or may not wear this year perhaps you would like to offer your gifts to those who really need them in ways that really work and really supports people.  Please read on as I have a couple of great opportunities that you may feel drawn to assist.

As many of you know I have been donating Chiropractic care downtown to those of need weekly for the past year and a half.   This has grown to be a constant highlight of my week.  The people there are real gems, extremely grateful and are they ever healing.  Currently I am working with one man who at the age of 12 had polio, his right leg grew to be nearly a full foot shorter than his left, as a result his hip became fused losing all but 10 degrees of movement.  WOW!  Now after just 7 adjustments later his entire life is opening, his leg has regained some 60 degrees of further movement and most importantly he has hope.  A living healing “miracle”. 

For me the opportunity to work with this community of people has been a true gift.  I am filled with hope and inspiration each week I am down there.  The people have consistently demonstrated compassion, generosity and a true desire to heal and evolve.  Our work downtown has become an amazing pilot project.  And I am inviting you to support our vision of bringing chiropractic care to all those of need and challenge you to get involved yourself.  And there are three ways you can help
My vision is to bring this pilot project to a national level.   Already it has sprawled up to Parksville where another chiropractor has stepped forward and is also adjusting once a week there.  With a little effort this could snow ball to a much larger scale.  To do this we need to create a website and write an article to be published in The Canadian Chiropractic Magazine.  This will cost around $1,000.  Just think this past year I have gifted the community with over 500 adjustments, if we create a website and article this could easily become 20 more chiropractors, or maybe 200 more chiropractors doing similar work.  Even if it is just 20 chiropractors if we take those 500 adjustments and multiply that by 20 that is a whopping 10,000 adjustments.  That is a pretty amazing rate of return wouldn’t you agree.  This of course is not limited to chiropractors, as we already have a hair dresser gifting her services her in Nanaimo and have plans for a Naturopath and Dental Hygienist as well.  The program is called “Giving Back” and if you feel inspired to support this vision we are open to receive your donations here at The Lifehouse. 

2)      If you are more of the hands on type we are organizing a painting party at The Salvation Army next Saturday Dec 18th from 12 – 3 PM.  Please let us know you are coming and bring your painting gear; paint brush, roller, tray and smile down to 19 Nicol Street.  There 3rd and 4th floor of the dorms need a face lift.  After that please join us at the new Lifehouse space at 1710 Jingle Pot road for a come and go Christmas gather (potluck appetizers) from 4 – 7. 

3)      We will be collecting food for the Salvation Army hampers at The Lifehouse.  Lets fill their tummy’s full of healthy foods, suggestions include canned salmon, tuna, canned fruits and vegetables, nut butters, healthy chocolate, non pasteurized honey, multi vitamins, etc.   A great place to pick up many of these goods is our local Green Store (located at 256 Wallace St at Fitzwilliam) where you can buy discounted organics and healthy foods.  Help us fill our basket of food!  

And a final Christmas invite for all of you to our new office for an informal holiday gathering.  We would love to see you, give you a big Christmas hug, and share some holiday potluck appetizers.  See you between 4 and 7.  Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas!
Dr. Norm
~~~~~~~~~Where does your donation money really go??~~~~~~~~~
I will leave this with you, FYI, as you donate this holiday season I invite you to give to those charities who pass it to those in need.  I found the following pieces of information enlightening to say the least.

* Marsha J. Evans, President and CEO of the American Red Cross... salary for year ending 06/30/03 was $651,957 plus expenses.

* Brian Gallagher, President of the United Way receives a $375,000 base salary, plus numerous expense benefits.
* UNICEF CEO receives $1,200,000 per year plus all expenses and a ROLLS ROYCE where ever he goes and only cents of your dollar goes to the cause.
* The Salvation Army's Commissioner Todd Bassett receives a salary of only $13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar a year organization.

1 comment:

  1. WOW, All that time I thought my money was going to those who needed it with UNICEF!!!!
    Thanks for the info. Thankyou too, for all your genirosity within our comunity, I know I greatly appreciete it!!! Jane Moxam. Happy Hollidays to allxxxxxx