Akron, Ohio – September 7, 2016 – Dr. Alan Mandell was presented the 2016 Florida Chiropractic Association–Performance Health Humanitarian Award at the 2016 FCA National Convention & Expo held in Orlando, Florida in August.
Performance Health, manufacturer and marketer of Biofreeze ® , Bon Vital ® , TheraBand ™ , Cramer ® and Thera°Pearl ® health and wellness products, has partnered with the FCA since 2013 to honor individuals who go above and beyond for their community in the spirit of giving back and making a difference in a humanitarian effort.
“I am truly honored to recognize Dr. Mandell for his outstanding work and grateful to Debbie Brown and the FCA for partnering with Performance Health to recognize humanitarians that give so much to others,” stated Marshall Dahneke, President, Performance Heath. Mr. Dahneke had the pleasure of presenting the award to Dr. Mandell.
“Dr. Mandell’s personal mission can be summed up with this—one smile on a child’s face is the only reward I ever wanted,” continued Mr. Dahneke. “Dr. Mandell has spent many years traveling to other countries to help children who lack sufficient food, water and electricity, but who possess beautiful smiles and overflowing hearts. In just the past nine years, he has traveled to the Philippines 13 times to offer aid and love to the people there, often focused on the smallest of the small and the neediest of the needy. You can see a few of these smiles in this video. Although Dr. Mandell practices in Miami Gardens, he is clearly a citizen of the world.”
Upon receiving the award, Dr. Mandell said, “I am deeply honored and humbled to be the recipient of this most coveted award. My passion has always been to bring love and care to all children who live under crushing poverty. I pray that I may continue my work and inspire others to join me in this most inspiring and rewarding endeavor.”
“Dr. Mandell not only challenges all of us to do more to serve those in need, but he shows us the personal joy that results from bringing happiness to others,” added Debbie Brown, CEO, FCA. “He will travel around the world to bring a smile to a child’s face and is a shining example of what one person can do to make a difference. We are thrilled to collaborate with Performance Health in honoring him.”
In addition to honoring Dr. Mandell at the FCA National Convention, Performance Health provided a $1,000 contribution in his name to the FCA’s ChiroPAC, a political committee which supports chiropractic lobbying efforts through campaign support.
About Florida Chiropractic Association
The primary function of the Florida Chiropractic Association is for the protection and welfare of its individual members, regardless of philosophy, as well as education of the public concerning the chiropractic profession. The Florida Chiropractic Association advocates the position that chiropractic is a distinct and separate healing arts science.
About Performance Health
Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Performance Health is a global health, wellness and self-care company. The Performance Health brands include Biofreeze®, TheraBand®, Cramer®, Active Ankle®, Bon Vital®, BVspa™, Perform®, and Thera°Pearl®, all of which collectively create a complementary product offering that has helped professionals , patients and consumers relieve pain, accelerate recovery, grow stronger, and enhance quality of life for nearly 100 years.