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Parker’s Starlight Soirée Raises Nearly $33,000 for Chiropractic Research

LAS VEGAS, February 2, 2012 – Parker University held the Starlight Soirée, the premier chiropractic research event, on Friday, January 20, during Parker Seminars Las Vegas. The event raised nearly $33,000 for chiropractic research. Parker Seminar attendees, industry professionals, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors attended the most elegant night in chiropractic to raise research funds for the profession and recognize chiropractic research accomplishments.

The soirée featured heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, dancing, and special wandering entertainment, including Las Vegas Show Girls, Elvis and Marilyn Monroe impersonators, a magician, caricaturists, and more.

Event proceeds will directly support a research project that determines the effects of chiropractic care for scoliosis patients.

Scoliosis affects the spines of many children, teenagers, and adults. Scoliosis can impact the quality of life with limited activity, pain, or reduced respiratory function. The proposed clinical research is designed to scientifically document the changes that result from chiropractic care of scoliosis.

“If every chiropractor spent time, energy, and effort to reading research and financially supported research initiatives, imagine what that would do for our profession,” said Dr. Gilles Lamarche, vice president of Parker Seminars, clinics, research, and continuing education of Parker University.

During the soirée, The Drugless Research Hall of Fame Award was presented to the fourth inductee, Dr. Gregory Cramer, professor and dean of research and professor of anatomy at National University of Health Sciences. Dr. Cramer was honored with the award because of his dedication to chiropractic research and pursuit of excellence as a chiropractor to impact the health care of the world without drugs. He is particularly interested in both human and animal research designed to determine the mechanisms of action of chiropractic adjusting.

If you’re interested in contributing to support chiropractic research, please contact the office of development at 877.971.9525.


About Parker University 

Dallas-based Parker University, formerly known as Parker College of Chiropractic, is one of the world’s leading educators of health care professionals. Founded in 1982, this private, nonprofit, educational institution prepares men and women to become doctors of chiropractic. In addition, Parker University awards additional wellness-focused degrees including a Bachelor of Science with a major in Anatomy and a Bachelor of Science with a major in Health and Wellness, massage therapy certificates, and continuing education specializations and certifications. Parker University also includes Parker Research Institute, which provides sound, scientific evidence supporting health and wellness; two chiropractic wellness clinics in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex; Parker Seminars, the largest chiropractic seminar organization in the world, and Parker SHARE Products that provide innovative, high quality products, and current information on chiropractic wellness. For additional information about Parker University, visit the website at www.parker.edu.

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