At Beacom Family Chiropractic (BFC), you will quickly notice that children take center stage. Dr. Brent and Dr. Helena, along with their team, work tirelessly to support the White Lake area community as well as the Fort Peck Indian Reservation by hosting five kid centered events each year. We are proud to be a part of the White Lake community and we truly enjoy showing our love for our children by putting on these events. It is important to BFC to be a part of increasing the health and wellness of our children and providing our children with a better future.
This year we are having our annual bowling event FUNdraiser at Northway Lanes on Sunday, March 5th from 1-4pm. We sell tickets for this bowling event at our office prior to the event. All tickets purchased will provide lunch and bowling as well as a complementary new patient first visit for a friend or family member. This event is a lot of fun! You will see crazy t-shirts, crazy wigs or crazy hats at this event. There is also a 50/50 during the bowling event as well as prizes for the bowlers. All proceeds will support the children of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.
The second fundraiser of the year is held to support our White Lake Area Food Pantry. Each year BFC collects non-perishable food items as well as hygiene products during a time of the year when the food pantry does not get as many donations. With the help from practice members, the past two years BFC has donated over 2000 pounds of food. "It is a wonderful thing to watch people in our community come together to help others. It is heartwarming to see two pickup trucks filled to the brim with donations for the food pantry," says Dr. Helena. "BFC loves providing much needed supplies to the White Lake Area Food Pantry." "We appreciate the work you do to help people in our community & your concern about hunger. Thank you once again for your work to help alleviate hunger in Whitehall & Montague." Revs. Pam & Keith Koebel, Co-pastors of White Lake Congregational U.C.C. and Karen Bonczyk, coordinator of Share the Blessing Food Pantry.
In 2015, Drs. Brent and Helena Beacom, owners of Beacom Family Chiropractic, hosted "A Night of Children's Health" at the Montague High School Auditorium Lobby. Dr. Kevin Pallis, a nationally recognized Chiropractor, lecturer, and author, spoke about why so many children are chronically ill and at risk today, and how Chiropractic can bring health and wellness into their lives. The seminar was especially informative for parents that have or know a child with ADHD, OCC, ODD, seizures, mental disabilities, failure to thrive, autism, and chronic illness. It was also beneficial to those parents focused on keeping their children healthy. The first 50 people who attended received a free CD of Dr. Kevin's book, "A Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy, Purposeful Children." BFC is hoping to bring Dr. Kevin back to the White Lake area again this year.
Beginning at 10am, the White Lake Area 4th of July parade will travel from Whitehall City Hall to Downtown Montague. Over 100 entries are involved in this family-fun annual parade. Beacom Family Chiropractic will again be a part of this fabulous event. We will be wearing our BFC Spine T-Shirts and handing out "Adjust-Mints" for all to enjoy.
The third fundraiser is a backpack and school supply drive for the Whitehall and Montague elementary schools. With help from our practice members and community, BFC raised over 8,000 items to aid with the budget cuts that are hurting our schools. Teachers get the chance to supply their classrooms with much needed items while children get to privately pick out the items that their parents cannot afford. Having our children as well as our Chiropractic families in the White Lake area schools, it makes us happy to support the teachers each year, says Dr. Brent. Oehrli Elementary and the Montague Area Childhood Center are blessed to be part of such a caring and giving community. For the past several years, staff and students at Montague have benefited from the generosity of the Beacom Family Chiropractic School Supply Drive. Due to this generous gift, we have been able to provide students with backpacks and other school supplies that they otherwise would not have had. Our teachers have received supplies that are needed in the classroom as well. The staff and students are very appreciative. Jeff Henderson, MACC and Oehrli Principal
The fourth fundraiser is called Christmas on the Reservation. BFC decorates their office for Christmas and collects gifts for the Native American children in Montana. A group of Chiropractors called The New Renaissance started a non-profit organization in 2005 called Love Has No Color. The desire is to expand Love Has No Color to other reservations as well. The Native American children live in Third World conditions and often do not have enough food or clothing. Deb Fick, a BFC's former CA, said, "Seeing the kids run for free shoes was eye-opening when we visited Fort Peck in 2012. Seeing first hand all of these children in need just made me want to do more. Going to Fort Peck to give out the gifts in December 2013 and 2015 was gratifying to see how much the kids appreciate our efforts. We made their Christmas!" Chiropractors and their practice members from all over the country have the opportunity to visit the Fort Peck Reservation and hand out the presents that were collected through the months of October and November. To learn more about Love Has No Color, please visit: www.savethereservation.org .
The last event of the year is BFCs Chiropractic Family Appreciation Day. Each year, Santa comes to BFC to take pictures with the children. BFC brings in a professional photographer, and BFC pays for the kids pictures with Santa. There is a growing hand print wall in BFCs kids room that the kids get to paint each year. "I love helping the kids put their hand prints on the wall and have them come back each year to see how much they've grown!" says BFCs X-Ray Tech Danielle Jordan. "This event is so much fun for us and the children. I look forward to it every year!" Also at this event are chair massages done by BFCs licensed massage therapists, free Chiropractic adjustments for their established kid patients, and free exams for families wanting to learn more about Chiropractic care for their children. This is a fabulous and fun way to end the year at Beacom Family Chiropractic.