Celebrate the founder of chiropractic Sept. 18

Celebrate the founder of chiropractic Sept. 18

Palmer class of 1924.

Palmer class of 1924, Davenport, Iowa.

Updated 9/18/15

Davenport campus note: Today’s Founder’s Day ceremony at 11:40 a.m. and free lunch (11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.) will now be held in the Palmer Café (Campus Center, lower level) due to inclement weather.

This year marks 120 years since chiropractic was founded. Traditionally, Founder’s Day is celebrated on Sept. 18, the date which is on or near the anniversary of the first chiropractic adjustment by D.D. Palmer in Davenport, Iowa, in 1895.

Chiropractors around the world commemorate this special date each year. Some offer complimentary services to their patients or host parties or receptions in their practices.

Three years ago, Glenda Foy, D.C., Aledo, Ill., held a breakfast and dinner to celebrate chiropractic’s “birthday” as well as her own 37 years in practice. Last year, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a proclamation that declared September to be Subluxation Awareness Month.

Doctors, what are you doing to celebrate Founder’s Day? Let us know in the comments below.

Palmer events:

• The Davenport campus will celebrate Founder’s Day on Friday, Sept. 18, at 11:40 a.m. in the Campus Center Plaza, home of the Palmer historic sign and B.J.’s chiropractic tree. We’ll be celebrating alongside the Clinics, Student Services and Marketing & Communication, who’ll be serving a free lunch on the lawn from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

• On the San Jose campus, complimentary coffee will be available during the activities hour (9:30-10:20 a.m.), Friday, Sept. 18, in the cafeteria.

Founder’s Day is the perfect opportunity to share chiropractic with the world! Post information about it on your website, Facebook page and profile, Twitter, Instagram and anywhere else. Need some content? Check out the results of the Gallup-Palmer report.