Helping the community
Operation: Back Pack
Each year, Dr. Chad McIntyre at Triad Upper Cervical Clinic runs a school supply drive for the students at Kernersville Elementary School (KES). KES is classified as a Title 1 School, which means that over 75% of its students fall below the poverty level. This leaves many students without the necessary supplies for learning. When Dr. McIntyre opened his office in 2010, he learned of their need and began the drive that same year. He has been collecting each year for 6 years, and each year he hopes to outdo his previous year’s number.
Last year brought an unprecedented outpouring of support. The final tally of backpacks with supplies was 177. This was made possible through monetary donations amounting to $1500 as well as those who brought in backpacks with supplies. Dr. McIntyre and his wife, Sarah, enjoyed purchasing the supplies on behalf of those who contributed financially, and their daughter, Jordan, was most helpful in the loading and unloading of the supplies for the school.
Operation Backpack is Dr. McIntyre’s favorite event of the year because so many of his patients participate, even those who live outside the Triad, such as Burlington, Salisbury and Virginia. Seeing so many people give so freely leaves a mark of inspiration not only with KES, but Triad Upper Cervical Clinic, as well. With this year’s numbers, Dr. McIntyre will be talking about this drive for a long time.
The GIVING Tree
Each year, Dr. Chad and his patients sponsor families from Kernersville Elementary School with an Angel/Giving Tree. Patients either donate money or select a gift tag off of the office Christmas Tree that lists a specific child, their age, and their gift request. It's very, very rewarding to make a child's Christmas special.
Dinner with the Doc
One of Dr. Chad's passions is patient education. Healthcare in the United States is in shambles, which he knows both through personal and clinical experience. Triad Upper Cervical Clinic hosts an informative evening at Amalfi’s Italian Restaurant presenting the benefits of Upper Cervical Care three times per year. Existing patients give testimonials and Dr. Chad does a short presentation about regaining and maintaining health before dinner is served. Dr. Chad picks up the check.