“We knew the race would be tough, but our goal was to support those who struggle every day with Multiple Sclerosis; if they could do that, we could finish the race and raise money for their cause," Dr. Michael Cocilovo.
New City, NY (PRWEB) March 28, 2014
When eleven individuals signed up as members of the Gladiators under the auspices of New City Chiropractic Center to participate in a ‘Spartan Sprint’ for charity in 2013, they didn’t initially realize the impact the race would have on each of them personally as well as those their efforts would support.
In 2013, Dr. Michael Cocilovo and Dr. Gil Rodriguez of New City Chiropractic Center on Route 304 in New City organized a team to participate in a Spartan Race™ and at the same time raise money for Multiple Sclerosis. The dedicated group, which consisted of individuals of varying ages and fitness levels, competed in the grueling 4.6 mile uphill obstacle course on one of the hottest days of the summer, through mud, under barbed wire, over walls and fire and, while pleased with their accomplishment, most swore they wouldn’t do it again. But when all was said and done, they had raised over $9,000 and the thrill of the challenge and the possibility of helping others has led them to expand their vision this year and select another worthy organization -The Wounded Warrior Project.
“We knew the race would be tough, however none of us thought it would be as difficult as it was, but our goal was to support those who struggle each and every day with Multiple Sclerosis and if they could do that, we could finish the race and raise money for their cause,” stated Dr. Cocilovo. Many members of the team pushed themselves well beyond what they thought they were capable of and as a result found the experience both motivating and rewarding.
This year the group has two goals – to raise $10,000 and involve as many people as possible. To meet these objectives they are organizing two Gladiator teams; one to take on the more difficult Spartan Sprint and another to participate in “The Color Run” which will take place the same weekend. “The Color Run is billed by the founders as the ‘Happiest 5k on the Planet’ – their goal falls directly in line with the ideals we have promoted in our office for 25 years -- getting people active and living a healthier lifestyle,” stated Dr. Cocilovo. During the un-timed race, participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer and waiting at the end is a ‘Finish Festival’ complete with music and dancing. “By having two teams and adding The Color Run we can include folks who are looking for a simpler challenge, and we believe helping others is always a good motivator!” added Dr. Cocilovo.
To assist with reaching their goal of raising over $10,000, New City Chiropractic Center is offering a free consultation and chiropractic treatment to new patients who visit the office in April and May and make a donation of any size. “With the snow finally gone, we know that people will soon be getting outdoors to participate in spring sports and activities and we’re offering them a chance to do something for themselves as well as for someone else,” stated Dr. Gil Rodriguez.
To schedule an appointment for a free chiropractic consultation and adjustment, call New City Chiropractic Center at 845-634-8877 and mention the Gladiators. If you would like to join one of the Gladiator teams and participate in the Spartan Race or The Color Run, you can call the office or send an email to info(at)newcitychiropractic(dot)com. The Color Run will take place on Saturday, May 31st in Queens around CitiField and the Spartan Sprint will take place on Sunday, June 1st in Tuxedo, New York. More information about joining the team, scheduling an appointment or making a donation can be found at http://www.newcitychiropractic.com.
New City Chiropractic Center has been serving the Rockland County area for over two decades providing chiropractic care and wellness workshops on topics such as managing stress, reversing diabetes, and back safety. They treat patients for chronic neck and back pain, sports injuries, headache, whiplash and other conditions in their Rockland County Chiropractic office. A Certified Sports Team Physician, Dr. Cocilovo is also one of a select group of chiropractors who is certified to perform Manipulation under Anesthesia (MUA). He is a long-time member of the New York State Chiropractic Association and is Past President of the Rockland County Chapter of the American Chiropractic Association. Dr. Rodriguez is board certified in Chiropractic and Physiotherapy by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and a current member of the American Chiropractic Association, as well as of the New York State Chiropractic Association. Their office is located at 490 Route 304 in New City and they can be reached by calling 845-634-8877 or info(at)newcitychiropractic(dot)com.