On November 10th, Dr. Shaun and Dr. Jen Maher of Island Chiropractic & Family Wellness will join other care professionals at “Under One Umbrella”, an event at C200 that provides hundreds of at-risk and home-in-secure Cape Bretoners access to care services they’d otherwise go without. Last year Island Chiropractic was able to help 25 people during the event - but this year, they’ve found a way to keep helping all season long.
“To provide such relief to those less fortunate in our community was a rewarding experience,” explains Dr. Jen Maher. “We knew if we asked our clients to join the effort - we could help even more.”
For the rest of November Island Chiropractic will offer scheduled clients and the broader community the opportunity to contribute to a Suspended Treatment Fund which will be used to help those who couldn’t otherwise afford treatment. Maher says their staff talked about what they could do to help and she and her husbanded decided to match client donations dollar for dollar - doubling the effort to help those in need.
All money collected in the Suspended Treatment Fund will used to schedule December appointments for in-need community members confidentially nominated by their friends and loved ones through the Island Chiropractic Facebook Page.
“We want to continue the momentum of ‘Under One Umbrella’ right through the holidays,” Maher said.
Those interested in donating to the fund are encouraged to call Island Chiropractic & Family Wellness at 902-270-7022. Nominations will accepted online and by phone beginning November 9th.
Under One Umbrella:
CBRM and the Ally Centre are hosting an Under One Umbrella support services day for those in need on November 10th, 2018 from 12pm-4pm at C200 in Sydney. At risk and home-insecure individuals will have free access to medical services, hearing and vision services, foot care, legal aid, clothing, haircuts, income tax info, housing and more. The event is managed by Christine Porter of The Ally Center.