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Foot Levelers' Chairman and CEO Kent S. Greenawalt will deliver opening remarks on behalf of the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) on March 14th at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. Greenawalt, who is also the founder and Chairman of the Foundation, will speak on a topic that could not be more urgent or relevant today: the opioid epidemic in America, an ongoing tragedy with staggering implications on communities, families and the American healthcare system. Chiropractic, Greenawalt says, can lead the charge in reversing the horrifying trend.

The event is at 3 p.m. March 14th. You can register for the live webcast by clicking here. It's free.

Nearly 30,000 Americans died from opioid overdose in 2014, a number that has tripled since 2000. For comparison, about 5,000 die annually from cocaine overdose. “The pharmaceutical industry, physicians and other prescribers, hospitals, and the FDA are all to blame,” wrote one author, a physician on the front lines, in a New York Daily News article exploring the problem last year.

The Foundation's "Save Lives. Stop Opioid Abuse. Choose Chiropractic" campaign aims to "touch every consumer in the U.S. with our message that Chiropractic is a safer strategy than opioids." It follows a positioning paper the Foundation released last year, “Chiropractic: A Safer Strategy Than Opioids.

The Foundation is asking for "5,000 doctors of chiropractic to contribute $200 each to support the efforts of 'Save Lives. Stop Opioid Abuse. Choose Chiropractic.' Those that want to contribute more can add others names – children, assistant(s), significant others and in honor of deceased family members – for an additional contribution." To learn more and give, visit www.f4cp.com/pledge/tosavelives.php.

About F4CP: Founded in November 2003 by Kent S. Greenawalt, CEO of Foot Levelers Inc., the not-for-profit Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) educates the public about Chiropractic care through positive press. The F4CP Executive Board is comprised of Chiropractic leaders, stakeholders and others. CPR Communications, a full-service strategic marketing communications company specializing in healthcare, provides public relations support pro bono.

About Foot Levelers: Foot Levelers, Inc., the world’s leading provider of individually designed functional orthotics and other therapeutic products, has been serving healthcare professionals for nearly 65 years. Foot Levelers supports every step patients take to enjoy fuller and happier lives at work, home, or play. Visit FootLevelers.com, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.


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Elizabeth Parsons | Senior Copywriter, PR | Elizabeth.Parsons@FootLevelers.com | 540.345.0008 x3077

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