Wow! What a week for Foot Levelers!
In addition to kicking off our exciting new partnership with Roanoke Fire-EMS, Elizabeth and Mary of Team Foot Levelers took our message of “healthy people = healthy company” on the road, speaking to the fine folks of Leadership Roanoke Valley Class of 2017 (LRV) on Wednesday.
LRV is an interactive 10-month program that unites movers-and-shakers from every sector of the workforce to develop leadership skills and discuss how to make Southwest Virginia a better, smarter, more innovative (and more fun!) place to live, work, and play.
Elizabeth spoke about how Foot Levelers’ innovative, homegrown Workout for Payout program keeps our employees healthy and happy and our company strong. You can check out a recent WSLS Channel 10 story about Workout for Payout, the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, and our star employee/hometown- basketball-hero-to-boot Abby Oliver here.
Thanks to Leadership Roanoke Valley for making us a part of your big day!
Greenawalt to Address Global Healthcare Leaders, Media in Washington D.C. This Week at the World Federation for Chiropractic’s (WFC) Biennial Congress. The Launching of a New F4CP Campaign — “Save Lives. Stop Opioid Abuse. Choose Chiropractic.” — May Be “The Most Significant Meeting in the History of the Profession”
Foot Levelers’ Chairman and CEO Kent S. Greenawalt will deliver opening remarks on behalf of the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) on March 14th at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. next week. Greenawalt, who is also the founder and Chairman of the Foundation, will speak on a topic that could not be more urgent or relevant today: the opioid epidemic in America, an ongoing tragedy with staggering implications on communities, families and the American healthcare system. Chiropractic, Greenawalt says, can lead the charge in reversing the horrifying trend.
Nearly 30,000 Americans died from opioid overdose in 2014, a number that has tripled since 2000. For comparison, about 5,000 die annually from cocaine overdose. “The pharmaceutical industry, physicians and other prescribers, hospitals, and the FDA are all to blame,” wrote one author, a physician on the front lines, in a New York Daily News article exploring the problem last year.
The Foundation’s “Save Lives. Stop Opioid Abuse. Choose Chiropractic” campaign aims to “touch every consumer in the U.S. with our message that Chiropractic is a safer strategy than opioids.” It follows a positioning paper the Foundation released last year, “Chiropractic: A Safer Strategy Than Opioids.”
The Foundation is asking for “5,000 doctors of chiropractic to contribute $200 each to support the efforts of ‘Save Lives. Stop Opioid Abuse. Choose Chiropractic.’ Those that want to contribute more can add others names – children, assistant(s), significant others and in honor of deceased family members – for an additional contribution.”
To learn more and give, visit www.f4cp.com/pledge/tosavelives.php.
To attend the launch event on March 14th at 3 pm in the National Press Club in Washington, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also register for the free live webcast at http://www.f4cp.com/pressclub2017/
Today at the beautiful Patrick Henry ballroom in downtown Roanoke, Kent and his wife Boska delivered the #50Kfor50K matching grant check to our friends at Junior Achievement Southwest Virginia. Here are a few shots from this exciting day.
We’ve been having a ball celebrating Chiropractic’s 121st birthday–and we’ll be doing it all the way through the end of October, which just so happens to be National Chiropractic Heath Month too! Here’s a shot of some of the Marketing team during a fun video shoot today, L-R: Shannon, Liz, Kent (our President and CEO), Lindsey and Chris.
If you’re a Chiropractor and you want to “party” with us, give us a call (800.553.4860)! We’re running all kinds of incredible specials to celebrate, now through October 31st.
This just in: Junior Achievement of Southwest Virginia has selected Foot Levelers’ Chairman and CEO Kent S. Greenawalt to induct into its Business Hall of Fame! The event is marked by a special awards dinner November 1, 2016 in Roanoke, Virginia, Foot Levelers’ hometown. Community business leaders are selected by a committee of their peers to recognize “their significant contributions to the Southwest Virginia region.”
If you’re in the area and want to attend the region’s “biggest night in business,” you can buy tickets here. The dinner takes place at the historic Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center downtown.
We’ll be counting down until the big day! And in the meantime, thanks Junior Achievement of Southwest Virginia and congratulations Kent!