What is Love Has No Color?
In 1992, Dr. Caroline rode her bicycle from Seattle to New York. On the way, she pitched her tent for the night behind a local high school in Poplar, Montana.
Through events such as Boot Camp and Christmas on the Reservation, LHNC is ultimately about ending the extreme despair experienced by those merely surviving on Native American reservations across the United States. It’s an effort by chiropractors of the New Renaissance team to reach out into other communities than our own to make a difference.
Using chiropractic and holistic care, the supporters of LHNC are shifting a paradigm of plight to one centered on health, inspiration, productivity, and community.
LHNC is a fully federal tax recognized 501(c)(3) movement that has no paid staff or consultants. The program is made possible by chiropractors associated with The New Renaissance coaching program, family members, and patients of their respective chiropractic clinics.
At its core is a common thread that unites all of us: do the right thing, especially for people who are oppressed.
It embodies a sense of honor – a humanitarian call to share out of our own abundance.
Boot Camp is the annual summer trek to the Fort Peck reservation in Montana.
Our group of chiropractors, family members and patients provide community service and organize over the top events benefitting the children of the reservation who life in Wolf Point, Frasier and Poplar.
In 2016, Boot Camp will run for three days beginning with community service and distributing food to those in need.
The highlight of day two of Boot Camp is the now famous Fun Day. With over 1,000 kids attending, this event includes crafts, face painting, races, and contests; activities like pony rides and dunk tanks; chiropractic and naturopathic treatments; CrossFit-inspired challenges; handing out backpacks stuffed with school supplies; sharing donated items such as clothing and toiletries; a cookout, and much more. The grand finale of Fun Day is a concert by the rock band, Don’t Quit Your Day Job – a group of talented chiropractors and their musically-inclined family members. On the third day, LHNC members will provide more community service including chiropractic adjustments, repairing buildings, refurbishing an abandoned theater, building a skate park, and challenging local teens to pickup games on a new basketball court donated by LHNC.
Christmas on the Reservation is our holiday program designed to bring seasonal hope and joy to the children of Fort Peck and Spirit Lake Reservations.
Beginning in October, people all over the country in many different professions begin a gift drive to collect new and needed items for the kids.
Being handed a new doll or a cool pair of sneakers by someone who shows kindness may spark a child’s desire to seek hope and live rather than die senselessly. Humanitarian generosity is foundation of our amazing chiropractic supporters.
People from North America go all over the world for missions trips, relief work, and to provide aid to those far less fortunate. However, you don’t need to travel far to see that third world conditions exist right in the United States. When asked if they wanted a toy or a loaf of bread as a gift, the children on the Fort Peck Reservation in Poplar, MT chose bread. That’s why, this summer, we are trying to get at least a hundred tons of high quality, non-perishable food to be distributed to the kids and families at Fort Peck and beyond. Won’t you help us bring health and hope to a people who have none? If you’d like to donate to Love Has No Color, please visit our Crowd Rise page. All donations are tax-deductible. Thank you for your generosity.
Current Project: Bringing Chiropractic to Fort Peck
Since the creation of LHNC, it has been the dream of founders Dr. Kevin Pallis and Dr. Ed Plentz to provide chiropractic care to all families living on the Fort Peck reservation. Starting in February, a small team of chiropractors will be going Poplar, MT to staff the chiropractic clinic that was completed several years ago. This is another positive step in bringing health to the kids at Fort Peck and breaking down the walls of poor health. These trips will be taking place multiple times a year and volunteers from all walks of life are welcome to join us.