Iron Man Chiro Goes the Distance for Chemical Dependency

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And his inspiring new book gives hope to thousands.

Dr. Larry Smith, a Canadian chiropractor, will be competing in the Subaru Iron Man Canada Triathlon on Sunday, August 27, 2006 to raise money for the Edgewood Foundation (https://www.edgewood.ca/foundation_donate_form.asp). The Edgewood Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit, registered charitable society whose mission is to provide funding for addiction research, education and scholarships for those suffering from chemical dependency.

The effects of alcohol and drug addiction are devastating not only to the individual but also to their family and society as a whole. It is estimated that at least 10% of our population suffer from this disease but many never seek treatment due to the social stigma, denial of the condition or the cost of treatment.

"The cost of treatment is out of reach for most people," explains Dr. Smith. "The Edgewood Foundation offers financial aid to those who require treatment but cannot afford it. “I am very grateful that I have the opportunity to participate in the Iron Man Triathlon and to support a very worthy cause.”

Dr. Smith is a veteran of over 14 full marathons and 25 triathlons, but the Iron Man Triathlon is a first for him. The race consists of a 2.4 mile swim; followed by a 112 mile bike ride; followed by a 26 mile marathon.

His Iron Man race coincides with the release his new book entitled: Embrace the Journey of Recovery: From Tragedy to Triumph!

Embrace the Journey of Recovery will revitalize your spirit and teach you to confront, conquer and overcome any life threatening illness that you or someone you love may be experiencing right now. Experience the strength, determination and transformation of 2 courageous yet ordinary people as they discover and embrace the journey of recovery. To order your copy of Embrace the Journey of Recovery, please visit http://www.Embracingthejourneybook.com.

To find out more about the Edgewood Foundation and to donate, please visit http://edgewood.ca/foundation_donate.asp

About Dr. Larry Smith—Dr. Larry has been practicing chiropractic on beautiful Vancouver Island Canada for 19 years. He is co author of Inside the Minds: The Art and Science of Sports Medicine. His innovative and enlightening Fitness Prescription DVD is being utilized across Canada and in 20 countries around the world. To download a free copy of the Fitness Prescription DVD visit http://chiropracticfamilyfitness.com
For additional information about Dr. Larry Smith, please visit his main web site at http://www.drlarrysmith.com

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