FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15, 2020
MEDIA CONTACT: Lizz Klein, Executive Director
Phone: 503-919-4492

ChiroCongress Forms New Charitable Nonprofit

Call for Donations to Disaster Relief Fund for Chiropractors


ChiroCongress is excited to announce the formation of ChiroCongress Cares, a charitable nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a purpose of supporting the chiropractic profession through investment in leadership development, education, innovation, outreach, capacity building, and research.

The founding board members are President, Dr. Don Cross (FL); Secretary, Dr. Gerald Stevens (NY); Treasurer, Barbara Contessa (NY); and Executive Director, Lizz Klein (OR).

Dr. Cross states “We believe it is more critical than ever to develop new funding opportunities to protect, preserve, and advance our profession. Through this charitable nonprofit, we will be able to accept donations, seek federal and foundation grants, and deploy other resources that support our mission which in turn supports the profession. It is imperative that we focus our energies on ensuring our students, doctors, state associations, and industry partners are successful in their endeavors. Creating a charitable nonprofit has been a long-time goal of ChiroCongress and we are excited about how this will increase our positive impact in a really profound way!”

The first initiative under this new organization is to create a relief fund for chiropractors who have been adversely impacted by events beyond their control.

Over the last few weeks, wildfires have been devastating communities and businesses in Oregon, Colorado, Washington, Colorado, and Idaho among other places. Beyond the fires, the nation is also seeing severe weather related to floods, hurricanes, and other related events. These too impact our industry and we want to be in the forefront of providing support to those adversely affected and can only do so with your support!

We are currently seeking donations to the ChiroCares Program to create a dedicated relief fund to make rapid response grants available to Doctors of Chiropractic now and into the future. Your contributions today will have a lasting impact on those who are affected by these unprecedented events! No donation is too small!

Please consider making a contribution now to ChiroCongress Cares online at: via check to ChiroCongress Cares, 699 June Dr., Molalla, OR 97038.


For more information about please contact Lizz Klein at 503-922-2933 or email Visit our website at for details.

ChiroCongress Cares is a charitable nonprofit 501(c)(3) with a purpose to preserve and protect the chiropractic profession through investment in leadership, education, innovation, outreach, capacity building, and research.  Tax ID 85-1054636