On September 22nd, Dr. Jason Zablotney from Windber Chiropractic Clinic hosted a community event at the Windber Fire Hall geared towards children's health, safety, and environmental awareness called Kids Day America. Dr. Zablotney states that they had a large crowd with families coming from all over the region. "In a span of three hours I did free spinal screenings for over 130 kids, even my computer instruments were exhausted!" Other local groups and businesses contributed to the event. The Kiski-Conemaugh Stream Team taught the kids about local aquatic life and why it is important to preserve and protect the environment, the Windber Police Department provided fingerprint ID cards and brought with them the local K-9 unit and rescue dog and even McGruff the crime dog, the Windber Fire Department had their trucks on display and handed out smoke alarms and fire safety information, and the Windber Public Library was signing kids up for library cards. Representatives from two tutoring agencies, The Learning Lamp and Making The Grade, had games and activities for the kids, Toni from Carol's Carpet World did free face painting, special appearances by the Classic Clowns and Spider-Man kept the crowd entertained, and snacks and refreshments were provided by Giant Eagle and Ed at Shaffer Drug Store. All proceeds and donations from the event, just over $800, were donated to the Windber Public Library.
"We had an incredible turn out for the event. The part that really tickled me, was how many families brought their kids to have their nervous systems scanned, kids with health problems like asthma and allergies, attention/hyperactivity disorders, digestive problems, etc. These are kids we can help, kids who would have never otherwise heard of chiropractic or ever thought we could help. It all comes back to the nervous system, and that is what we work with as chiropractors. We can help", adds Dr. Zablotney
Kids Day America is actually a worldwide celebration with hundreds of chiropractic offices hosting events across the country at the same time for the past 13 years having a positive impact on the lives of millions of children. Dr. Zablotney would like to express his appreciation for everyone who helped to make Kids Day a success and for everyone in attendance for participating in his continuing dream for a healthier, happier community. Hope to see you there next year!