Lance Armstrong, DC Receives 2015 Humanitarian Award

FCA Humanitarian Award
Award presented by Performance Health and the Florida Chiropractic Association (FCA)

Akron, Ohio – September 9, 2015 – ­­­­­­Lance Armstrong, DC, was presented the 2015 Performance Health and Florida Chiropractic Association Humanitarian Award at the 2015 FCA National Convention & Expo held in Orlando, Florida in August.

FCA Humanitarian AwardPerformance Health, manufacturer and marketer of Biofreeze®, Bon Vital’®, TheraBand, Cramer® and Thera°Pearl® health and wellness products, annually partners with the FCA to honor individuals who go above and beyond for their community in the spirit of giving back and making a difference in a humanitarian effort.

“I am grateful to the FCA for their work in protecting their members, educating the public and advocating to legislators. I’m also grateful to the FCA for partnering with Performance Health to honor humanitarians that give so much to others. This is a wonderful profession because of the service-minded people it attracts and the good that you collectively achieve,” stated Marshall Dahneke, Chief Executive Officer, Performance Heath. Mr. Dahneke had the pleasure of presenting the award to Dr. Armstrong.

“At first blush, not all may equate being a humanitarian with service in the Armed Forces, or serving those who serve us” continued Mr. Dahneke. “Yet I am so pleased that the FCA has chosen to recognize both; Dr. Armstrong is a veteran dedicated to serving active duty service members. He has given unselfishly and worked tirelessly to promote the Chiropractic profession and the Chiropractic promise; and by his example, he encourages and inspires us to do the same.”

Veteran Lance Armstrong received degrees from Brevard Community College, the University of Central Florida and Palmer College in Iowa. He has been recognized as the FCA’s Chiropractor of the Year, served as the FCA’s president and lives and practices in the Cocoa Beach area. He has distinguished himself by caring for and serving active duty personnel at Patrick Air Force Base. In addition to supporting those is active duty, he has demonstrated years of service to supporting veterans in need through the Stand Down intervention program, designed as outreach to homeless veterans. Dr. Armstrong also recognized the important work and impact of the Patriot Project. He is now the Patriot Project Director of Florida, which currently has 50 doctors providing care throughout the state.

Upon receiving the award, Dr. Armstrong said, “I am very humbled to receive this award, and I thank Performance Health for the donation to Patriot Project. To have Marshall Dahneke say such kind words in front of my peers was truly moving to the soul. Then to have Patriot Project founder Dr. Tim Novelli and key note speaker SSgt Shilo Harris (USA) also speak on my behalf was enough to test all cardiac muscle electrical conductivity.

“Please know how honored I am to be a Palmer College PO Adjunct Professor and the opportunity it provides to take interns to Stand Downs to assist homeless Veterans. I am also honored to be an FCA member and remain forever grateful to the FCA staff and its board of directors for all their accomplishments. I remain hopeful that one day all military and VA hospitals globally will have at least two DC’s on staff,” concluded Dr. Armstrong.

“Dr. Armstrong continues to serve his country, his community and his profession in an outstanding way through the Patriot Project. He has engaged dozens of chiropractic students in the Stand Down program by showing them how they can reach out and improve lives even beyond the large circle of patients they will help in their professional careers,” added Debbie Brown, CEO, FCA. “Dr. Armstrong wants the best quality of life for America’s active military and veterans and has made a real difference through his determined service. We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Performance Health in presenting this award to one so deserving.”

In addition to honoring Dr. Armstrong at the FCA National Convention, Performance Health provided a $1,000 contribution in his name to the Patriot Project.

The primary function of the Florida Chiropractic Association is for the protection and welfare of its individual members, regardless of philosophy, as well as education of the public concerning the chiropractic profession. The Florida Chiropractic Association advocates the position that chiropractic is a distinct and separate healing arts science.

Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Performance Health is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of branded rehabilitation and wellness products sold into a variety of U.S. clinical markets, leading national retailers and in over one hundred countries through a multi-national network of distribution partners. The Company’s product offering includes an innovative line of market-leading topical analgesics, professional massage products and a broad range of rehabilitation and wellness products. Performance Health markets its diverse product offering under the well-known and highly recognized TheraBand®, Biofreeze®, Cramer®, Bon Vital’®, Thera°Pearl® and Perform® brand names.

Image description – Left to Right – Marshall Dahneke, Chief Executive Officer, Performance Health; Shilo Harris, SSG, USA, Ret., Patriot Project Advisor; Tim Novelli, DC, Founder and President, Patriot Project; Lance Armstrong, DC, 2015 Humanitarian Award winner 

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