By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

My Los Angeles chiropractic office will be closing a bit early this upcoming Friday so my staff and myself can drive to the St. Regis Hotel in Dana Point California for an event intended to raise funds and awareness on the topic of autism.

Jenny McCarthy Lance Armstrong

The event (Ante Up for Autism 2008) features celebrity guests Jenny McCarthy, Lance Armstrong, Tony Hawk, Ryan Sheckler, Jim Everett, and others.

Planet Chiropractic is one of the event sponsors and I’m looking forward to this being a successful event.

I have to imagine Jenny McCarthy has faced some interesting challenges as a celebrity spokesperson for autism awareness. From what I’ve followed she has been incredibly persistent in educating others regarding topics such as autism and vaccination.

While planetchiropractic.com has published dozens of autism articles and more than 100 vaccine articles it wasn’t until September of 2007 that we featured an article on Jenny McCarthy speaking about vaccines and autism on Oprah.

She had recently published a new book(Louder Than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism) and she was on the Oprah Winfrey show September 18, 2007 discussing the book and her experience raising a child with autism.

She has a new book out (Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds) and I’m hoping she’ll be autographing copies at Friday night’s event.

I don’t know if I’ll have a chance to speak with Lance Armstrong regarding his decision to compete in next year’s Tour de France (and his thoughts on chiropractic care during training) but I’m remaining positive that we will have at least a few minutes to discuss it for planet chiropractic news.

For those considering attending the event, it’s for a great cause, and the casino style atmosphere promises to be loads of fun.

Hotel address is…

The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort
1 Monarch Beach Resort – Dana Point, CA 92629

There is a $500 per person buy in for general admission tickets and a $1000 per person buy-in for poker tournament tickets. Visit the event website for more details.