Palmer sponsors low-cost sports, school physicals

Palmer Chiropractic Clinics in Moline and Davenport will once again sponsor school physicals for $20 at the outpatient clinics. The Davenport clinic is located at 1002 Perry St. in the Palmer Academic Health Center building. Parking is available off Perry Street.

Chiropractic physicals are accepted in all Iowa Quad-City school districts, but not on the Illinois side. Parents in Illinois should check with their district before making an appointment. Appointments are recommended, but walk-in clients are accepted. An appointment made be requested online at

The Davenport phone is 563-884-5801, and the clinic is open Mondays through Saturdays, with evening hours to 7:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. The Moline clinic is at 2001 52nd Ave., Suite 1, and the phone is 309-764-4901.

Necker’s 5K, Eldridge, to benefit Special Olympics

The Special Olympics Iowa organization will benefit Saturday, Aug. 22, from the sixth annual Necker’s Jewelry 5K Diamond Dash. More than $40,000 in prizes are involved, and a diamond ring is the grand prize. Participants must be 21 years old or older. For information and to register, check online at

Genesis plans foot race to benefit children’s health

A foot race to benefit children’s physical and emotional health is planned for Prairie Heights Park in Davenport.

The Genesis Health System event is Saturday, Sept. 12. A one-mile fun run and walk is at 8:30 a.m., while a 5K race is at 9 a.m. The park is located off 53rd Street and Eastern Avenue, Davenport.

Proceeds benefit Camp Genesis, a free summer camp for children with family members fighting cancer; seasonal free influenza shots given throughout the region; and the needs of the Genesis Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Amy’s Gift plans educational event 

The Quad-City organization that promotes healthy eating patterns, Amy’s Gift, sponsors a special event Sept. 23 at the Waterfront Convention Center, Bettendorf.

Dr. Michelle May, recovered as a “yo-yo” dieter, is author of “Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat,” a book that advises people on “mindful eating,” and on how to break the cycle of eat/repent/repeat cycle. May will conduct a book-signing from 6-6:30 p.m., make a presentation from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and conclude with a second book-signing, 8-8:30 p.m.

Proceeds fund efforts to increase awareness of eating disorders in the Quad-Cities.

To register, contact Amy’s Gift by e-mail,, call 309-779-3077, or check online: