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2010 Chiropractic Cycle Challenge

2010 Chiropractic Cycle Challenge

Date: 09-12 June 2010
Daily Cycle-off Time: 6am
Durban University of Technology’s Chiropractic Programme will host its 2010 Chiropractic Cycle Challenge from 9-12 June 2010. The cycle challenge, which is in its third year, is aimed at raising funds for various social development and charitable causes in KwaZulu-Natal, in particular the South African Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA).

Dr Charmaine Korporaal, Chiropractic Programme Director said funds raised from this years challenge will be donated to the Marburg Haven, an ADRA Community Centre based in Port Shepstone. The project began in 2008 and it is an intended long term partnership with private and corporate sponsors. Over the last two years the Chiropractic Cycle Challenge has raised approximately R10 000, with the 2010 objective to raise a minimum of R10 000. “Ideally we would like the funds to go towards the various projects run at the Marburg Haven, including paediatric care, geriatric and children’s programmes and disaster relief. Our current sponsors include Bluff Meat Supplies, Spar, Dave Wiseman Cycles, the DUT Chiropractic Clinic, the Chiropractic Association of South Africa (CASA), Imugen, Aquelle, Muscle Science, Fruit and Veg City and DUT DVC: Academic Professor Nomthandazo Gwele. We are calling on the public to make a difference by supporting the cause,” said Korporaal.

She said the 2010 cycle team will be headed by third year students Michael McBean and Michael Wiggett together with 19 other members from the Chiropractic programme. Additionally Bachelors and Masters’ degree students will form part of four treatment teams which will man mobile treatment centres on the cycle route from Stanger to Marburg Haven. Students will assess patients and provide appropriate treatment for muscular skeletal pain and related dysfunctions as a service to community members.

Race Route:
Day 1: The first leg will begin at Grant-Leigh High School in Empangeni and will end outside Stanger.
Day 2: The second leg will begin in Stanger and end at the Durban University of Technology, Chiropractic Clinic, on Steve Biko Road.
Day 3: The third leg will begin from the Chiropractic Day Clinic and will end at the Umdoni Retirement Village.
Day 4: The fourth leg will begin at the Umdoni Retirement Village and will end at Uvongo’s main beach. The majority of the cycle route will run along the R102 and not the tollgated freeways.

For more information, please contact:
Dr Charmaine Korporaal
Head of Department Chiropractic and Somatology
Durban University of Technology
Tel: 031 373 2611
Cell: 0832463562

Mr Ianal Khan
Marburg Haven Centre Manager
Cell: 084 923 4561

Michael McBean
Cycle Team Spokesman
Cell: 074 194 2985