Congratulations to the CMCC Spinterns! This year, CMCC’s team and supporters contributed over $1,500 to a total of $1,660,000 raised.
CMCC first teamed up with the Toronto People with AIDS (PWA) as part of the Wellness Crew during their six-day, 600 km Friends for Life Bike Rally in the summer of 2012. The incredible first experience grew to an annual outreach in which interns share in a life enriching experience offering chiropractic treatment to the cyclists and crew who cycle to raise awareness and funds in support of critical services that help people living with HIV/AIDS.
This year, CMCC’s team and supporters contributed over $1,500 to a total of $1,660,000 raised. To everyone who joined the CMCC Spinterns at Cyclebar Leaside cycling studio for their pre-rally fundraiser, this successful event raised $550.
Thank you to The 2019 Spinterns Anwer Abbas, Justin Brooks, Stuart MacPherson, Taylor Speirs, Stephanie Romero, Rebecca Burns, Krisanne Mascarenhas, Julian Cossio Velez, Harold Matheson, and Kara Haus who treated a total of 105 new patients with 127 additional subsequent treatments! Also a big thank you to supervising clinicians Drs. Sean Abdulla and Jason Bonar, and to Drs. Craig Jacobs and Janet D’Arcy for their continuing support.
The ride is transformative on a number of levels for all participants. For our Spinterns, this event not only gives them the opportunity to support riders, but also helps them to meet people from all walks of life and to gain experience in ways they would have never expected to in a regular clinic setting.
Every day, The Spinterns publish ‘a story from the road,’ which chronicles their journey. For more insight into this life changing journey, you can find their stories on the CMCC website here: https://www.cmcc.ca/events/friends-for-life/updates-from-the-road