CMCC is proud to announce their support for the friends for Life Bike Rally, taking place July 30 – August 6. Seven (?) CMCC interns will accompany bike riders as they ride from Toronto to Montreal, sponsored by the Toronto People with Aids Foundation (PWA).
“PWA played a role in the formation of our clinic at Sherbourne and is the kind of forward-thinking social agency we are proud to work with.” says Dr. Tony Tibbles, Dean of Clinics at CMCC.
It is the fifth consecutive year the CMCC group has joined the rally in what has become an increasingly popular outreach for the interns. This year the group will be accompanied by clinicians Drs. Janet D'Arcy and Paul Mastragostino. This year again, CMCC is a major sponsor of the event and will participate in sponsorship and promotion events which began early in the year.
Interns and clinicians are also involved in a number of training rides and educational outreaches such as teaching the Rubbermaid Rustlers proper lifting form and technique.
During the ride, CMCC interns will provide comprehensive musculoskeletal care for injuries, aches and pains during the ride, including neck, back, arm, wrist, leg and ankle pain and injury. Care may consist of soft tissue/myofascial techniques, spinal or extremity mobilization and manipulation, as well as education and rehabilitation for a wide variety of musculoskeletal complaints leading up to, and occurring during the ride.
Dr. Craig Jacobs, Director of Clinical Education and Patient Care at CMCC, was previously a clinician at CMCC’s clinic at Sherbourne Health Centre and travelled with the cyclists the past three years. He says teams were busy treating between 30 and 40 riders daily on the 600km charity fundraiser. “We travelled by van, treated the cyclists during their lunch breaks and met them at their campsite where we treated again and then camped overnight ourselves. That was the process during the six day journey."
Chiropractic patients at Sherbourne Health Centre also participated and for the last two years Dr. Jacobs was awarded one of the top crew fundraisers, raising money for PWA on CMCC’s behalf.
As a result of its support, CMCC was selected as one of two recipients of the 2012-13 Friends of the Foundation Award for Outstanding Corporate Support of PWA. This year, CMCC is proud to return as a major sponsor of the Friends for Life Bike Rally.Also this year, Dr. Jason Bonar will be cycling in the 1-day ride to Port Hope.
How to support the CMCC team this year:
You may help support Dr. Janet D’Arcy and the CMCC wellness team through donation on the PWA Friends for Life Bike Rally website. Choose to pledge a 2016 Crew and search for Janet D’Arcy. Or you can choose to donate by pledging a cyclist and search for Jason Bonar. Thank you!