Pray Chiropractic Leverages Facebook Fans In Giving $1,000 Gift To Local Charity

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Pray Chiropractic recently presented a check for $1,000 to the Children’s Advocacy Center of the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit. The charity was chosen by Pray Chiropractic’s Facebook fans.

In an effort to celebrate 1,000 Facebook likes, Pray Chiropractic used crowdsourcing tactics within their Facebook community to nominate local charities to be considered for a $1,000 donation gift. Pray’s Facebook community chose Children’s Advocacy Center – Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit as the gift recipient, from six finalists.

Dr. Charles Pray and Dr. Nick Nicholson presented a $1,000 check to Executive Director, Cathy Broome; Board Member, Lee Cureton; and Treasurer/Organization Founder, Vicki Scoggins. “Thank you to Pray Chiropractic and their Facebook community for this generous gift,” said Ms. Broome. “Funds will be used towards services provided to children locally and we are just thrilled,” she added.

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit provides, upon referral, by the L.E. and DFCS – forensic interviews, therapy, and child advocacy to victims of child abuse in Catoosa, Chattanooga, Dade and Walker Counties.  The organization serves over 300 children a year and is currently planning their annual fundraiser/banquet for August 16 at the Chattanooga Choo Choo. Donations to this organization can be made by mail to P.O. Box 5615, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742. Visit caclmjc.com for more details.


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