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Dr. Michele Gardner of Gardner Family Chiropractic in Flemington Borough is pleased to announce the fourth annual Christmas on the Reservation gift drive to benefit children on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in northeast Montana. The gift drive this year will run from now until November 22nd. She is collecting new shoes, boots, and socks in infant through teen sizes.
“The children on the Reservations are among the neediest in our Nation. 75% of their parents are unemployed, drug and alcohol abuse continue to threaten the health of the community, and some of the children live in houses that do not have electricity or running water for most of the year. It is a constant struggle to take care of basic needs let alone provide for Christmas cheer,” said Dr. Gardner. “Their needs are far greater than physical items like clothing and toys. They need to know that someone cares about what happens to them. While it is heart breaking, it is also motivational. My colleagues and I continue to do something about it.”
Dr. Gardner worked on the Reservation with her husband David in the summer of 2012.
“On that trip we selected a student to attend Chiropractic College and bring Chiropractic back to the Reservation. We made an emotional connection with the people there, especially the children,” said Dr. Gardner. “David and I will return to Fort Peck and, when the time is right, we will bring our daughter.
In the last three years we have collected over thirty enormous boxes of gifts for the Fort Peck Reservation including special needs items for the elderly as well as toys and clothes for the children. We have raised thousands of dollars for this community, making a dent in the statistics of poverty, unemployment, diabetes, drug and alcohol abuse, and the highest suicide rate among children. It is time once again to show the world what our community can do to help others in need.”
At the close of this Fourth Annual Christmas on the Reservation gift drive she will be hosting a presentation at her office on Saturday November 22nd at 10 am. Movies of past trips to Fort Peck Reservation will be shown and the packing party will begin. Come find out what a difference your gifts have made in previous years and see the change in the children on the Reservation since the first visit over eight years ago.
Items can be brought to Gardner Family Chiropractic at 84 Park Avenue, Suite G105, Flemington. Call with any questions: 908-782-7470 or visitwww.SaveTheReservation.org for more information about the Love Has No Color project and its mission of Healthier People=Healthier Planet.
Many of Dr. Gardner’s patients have been asking her, “when are we collecting for Fort Peck Reservation?” and “what special needs item will you be collecting this year?” Well, she has just heard from the crew running Love Has No Color and she has the joy of collecting toys for the children of Fort Peck Reservation again this year!
Why do we continue to support Fort Peck Reservation? Because, at Gardner Family Chiropractic we believe that Healthier People = Healthier Planet, and in the mission of Love Has No Color:
• We help Native American children living in third world conditions right here in the United States.
• This is a partnership with the tribes, not a charity or handout. We help people to help themselves. We provide them with hope, self-esteem building activities, and many other tools so they understand there is life beyond the Reservation.
• Time is running out for these people. The suicide rate for children is the highest of anywhere in this country.
• We bring awareness to the wretched conditions America’s first people must endure. Once people witness the situation, almost 100% of the time, they are eager to help out.
• You can actually see results and changed lives because of your involvement.
During the week of July 23 through the 28th, Gardner Family Chiropractic will be holding a fundraiser to benefit the children of the Fort Peck Native American Reservation in Montana. Each year Gardner Family Chiropractic, in association with the non-profit group Love Has No Color, does several benefits for the reservation.
Fort Peck is one of the poorest and most unhealthy communities in America. They have the highest suicide rate in the US at 10 times higher then anywhere else. Crime, drugs, and alcohol abuse begins in middle school and it is reported that 20% of 5th graders have tried alcohol on the reservation. 40% of children drop out of school with no hope. The life expectancy and poverty at Fort Peck are below those of most third world countries. Diabetes is 4 times the national average. There is 75% unemployment. So you can see what the group is up against.
During the summer months, Gardner Family Chiropractic, collects toys and school supplies to take out for a trip to the reservation in July. During the trip they put on many activities all centered on the children. These gifts go directly to the children of the reservation. In the winter they are part of Christmas on the Reservation and collect items of necessity like coats, mittens, hats and shoes for the children.
This summer Love Has No Color opened a chiropractic wellness center focused on kid’s first care. The center is located in a refurbished theater that they have been restoring for the last several years. The group is also implementing a scholarship program to Life Chiropractic School in Georgia, establishing a cultural center for the children to learn pride and boost their self-image. The funds will also be used to put on several seminars for the kids to teach them the life skills to succeed. An Equestrian Riding program for kids at risk is being implemented as well. 100% of the funds raised in any of the group’s benefits goes directly to these efforts.
The fundraiser is simple. For each patient adjusted at the clinic during the week of July 23rd through the 28th, the clinic will make a $5 dollar donation directly to the reservation and the projects being undertaken there. For each new patient seen that week they will donate $100 to the reservation. They hope to see hundreds of patients that week to make as big of an impact as possible. For any patients that want to match the doctor’s donation there will be a place to leave your donation. For any one else who wants to leave a donation just stop by our office at 84 Park Avenue, Suite G-105, downtown Flemington. Or call and make arrangements to send a donation at 908.782.7470
For more information on this world project, visit SaveTheReservation.org
Chiropractic Joins “Healing Hands 4 Heroes” By Committing to Treat Returning Veterans From the Afghanistan & Iraq Wars for Free
For Immediate Release
June 1, 2011
Flemington, NJ (June 1, 2011) – Gardner Family Chiropractic and Magos Chiropractic, members of the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors (ANJC), which represents over 1900 chiropractors statewide, today announced it is teaming with Army OneSource, a U.S. Army Community outreach program and the Army Community Covenant to raise awareness of the unique challenges of Military life on our Service Members and their Families and to address the growing need for accessible health services.
As part of its commitment, Gardner Family Chiropractic and Magos Chiropractic will treat returning Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars for free for a minimum of 60 days. The ANJC made the commitment statewide by signing a Community Covenant during a special ceremony with military leaders at its spring convention on April 16th at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch.
The Community Covenant formally commits the ANJC to treating returning veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars as part of the “Healing Hands 4 Heroes” program. This program allows chiropractors to learn about the stresses and challenges our Service Members and their Families are facing as a result of multiple deployments. These online Continuing Education Units (CEU) courses entitled “Treating the Invisible Wounds of War” have been developed and are currently being taken by ANJC members.
“This is a program that we are very excited and very proud to be involved in,” said Dr. Michele Gardner, “By teaming up with Army OneSource, the U.S. Army’s community outreach program, we’re going to be assisting Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans as they come back dealing with the everyday challenges and stresses of life. The Continuing Education component that is part of Healing Hands 4 Heroes will give our doctors unique insights into the unique challenges and stresses our Service members and their families face.”
About the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors:
The ANJC is one of the largest associations of chiropractors in the nation, with 1900 members throughout the state. The mission of the ANJC is to educate its members in the latest technology and advancements in the profession and to educate the public about the benefits of chiropractic care. ANJC strives to protect and promote its members, patients and the chiropractic profession by uniting essential resources throughout the state. For more information, please visit ANJC’s public information website at www.njchiropractors or call headquarters at 908.722.5678.
About Gardner Family Chiropractic:
Dr. Michele Gardner is a family chiropractor who is dedicated to helping families create a healthier future with the choices they make today. Through the chiropractic adjustment and lifestyle education Dr. Gardner helps families restore and maintain their health. Gardner Family Chiropractic is located at 29 Bloomfield Avenue, Flemington, NJ. Call 908-782-7470 to make an appointment today! Additional information can be found at DrMicheleGardner.com
About Magos Chiropractic Center:
Located at 160 Main Street in Flemington, Dr. Mark Magos has been “Taking care of patients for 26 years.” Adjusting hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (appointments available Tuesdays). Call 908.788.7466 to schedule an appointment.
Your Chiropractic Career | An Information Session for Prospective Students
Dr. Michele Gardner offers area students an opportunity to learn about the many rewarding opportunities a career in chiropractic has to offer. The career session will be held at Dr. Gardner’s office, and is also sponsored by Sherman College of Chiropractic.
Dr. Gardner is a member of the elite Reach Out and Recruit (ROAR) program, a team of chiropractors who help identify and mentor the next generation of successful chiropractic and community leaders who gain their chiropractic knowledge and skills at Sherman College of Chiropractic, located in Spartanburg, SC. As a Sherman alumna, Dr. Gardner knows the advantages of a chiropractic career and was invited to join the ROAR team because of her desire to help students fulfill their dreams of a successful career helping others as a doctor of chiropractic.
Chiropractic, says Dr. Gardner, is an exceptional health care career that allows graduates to run their own businesses and bring affordable wellness care to their communities while making a difference in the lives of others. In 2009, Forbes named chiropractic one of America’s “most surprising six-figure jobs,” and the field is growing not only nationally but worldwide. Chiropractors enjoy the freedom, flexibility and financial rewards of a professional health care career. “Chiropractic takes a natural, proactive approach to health care, helping people achieve good health and function at their optimum capacity without the use of drugs or surgery,” says Dr. Gardner. By removing interference to the nervous system, chiropractic allows the body to self-regulate, self-heal, and express itself in a healthier, more vital way.
Sherman College gives its graduates a distinct advantage. Students at Sherman learn from passionate, expert faculty in a hands-on, highly individualized learning environment that makes for extraordinary success among its graduates. The college offers a three-and-a-half year program that is focused and rigorous, including two years of internship experience in the college’s on-campus Chiropractic Health Center, where students can engage in all aspects of patient care to develop clinical competency and prepare for licensing exams and practice.
Dr. Gardner invites anyone interested in a career in chiropractic to attend her career session on March 24 at 7:00pm.
About Sherman College of Chiropractic:
Sherman College of Chiropractic educates graduates and supports doctors of chiropractic who are highly skilled, compassionate, ethical and successful. Sherman College offers an integrated chiropractic educational program focused on preparing students to become fully qualified doctors of chiropractic. Our graduates are prepared to offer effective, safe, affordable, family-oriented chiropractic care to their communities. On its 80-acre campus in Upstate South Carolina, at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Sherman offers a graduate program that is unique in its focus on chiropractic philosophy and that is known globally for the skill and art of chiropractic delivered by graduates.
For more information, visit www.Sherman.edu or call 800.849.8771.
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December, 2010 | Baby It’s Cold Outside
Baby It’s Cold Outside is the name of a State-wide non-perishable food, coat, hat, scarf, and glove drive being sponsored by the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors, a non-profit state organization.
At participating ANJC offices throughout the State, people can drop off food items, coats, hats, gloves, and scarves for those in need. These items will be donated to Jersey Cares, Salvation Army, Goodwill and other local charities throughout the state.
The participating office in Flemington, is Gardner Family Chiropractic, 29 Bloomfield Avenue, Flemington, NJ – 908.782.7470.
Donations May Be Dropped Off:
Monday through Thursday | from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday | from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Gardner will be bringing all food donations to our local Flemington Food Pantry. Clothing donations will be distributed among our local charities including the Salvation Army.
July 10, 2010 | Gardner Family Chiropractic | Grand Opening
A leader in family health, Dr. Gardner brings a wealth of resources into the community for restorative and preventative care. Dr. Gardner graduated cum laude from Sherman College of Chiropractic where she participated in advancing chiropractic healthcare in the Spartanburg, South Carolina community. As a member of the World Congress of Chiropractic Students, Dr. Gardner has also helped communities worldwide to regain an understanding of where their health comes from.
“Many of us have embraced the idea that health comes from outside ourselves. It is time to return to the profound simplicity of foundational health which comes from within … and Gardner Family Chiropractic provides services and resources to help families reclaim that foundation.”
~ Dr. Michele Gardner
Prior to her training in chiropractic, she served the Hunterdon County, New Jersey area as a holistic practitioner as well as a caregiver for preschoolers in Lebanon, New Jersey. Dr. Michele’s family continues to serve Hunterdon, Morris and Somerset Counties in New Jersey as well as the Lehigh Valley community in Pennsylvania. Many of you, in the Flemington area, are familiar with her Aunts, Lorraine and Jacqueline Crown who have been practicing exercise physiology and therapeutic bodywork, respectively, for over twenty years. Her husband’s family serves the community through the Arc of Hunterdon County and local dentistry offices.
“Hunterdon has always been an area of cultivation, industry, beauty and art. It was a wonderful place for me to grow up in; I especially love Flemington and, after being away for five years in South Carolina, it’s an absolute joy to be back!”
~ Dr. Michele Gardner
Dr. Gardner contributes to the wellbeing of the residents of Hunterdon County with gentle, safe and effective chiropractic care, as well as lifestyle education. In addition,Gardner Family Chiropractic offers workshops in nutrition, exercise, yoga, pregnancy, birthing and conscious parenting. Please check this site regularly for updates to workshop schedules and, if you have any questions, please feel free to phone Dr. Michele at 908.246.3017 or Contact Her via email.