PASADENA CHIROPRACTIC DOCTOR RECEIVES AWARD
FROM PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION
Sacramento — Dr. Michael Budincich, a doctor of chiropractic located in Pasadena, was honored for his outstanding community achievements by the California Chiropractic Association (CCA) at its 2010 Annual Convention & Exposition held June 11-13, 2010.
Dr. Budincich was awarded the CCA Distinguished Service award which is presented to the CCA member who has performed outstanding service to the community. Dr. Budincich was recognized by CCA for flying teams of doctors and nurses along with medicine and supplies on his own time and at his own expense to earthquake-devastated Haiti January 23 through February 7, 2010. He made four round trips in his single engine Cessna T210 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to Port au Prince, Haiti, and other smaller air strips in Jacmel and Les Cayes. Wearing his chiropractic and United Nations ID, Dr. Budincich took x-rays, treated injuries and assisted with disaster relief in any way he could be helpful, including flying food and supplies into cut-off areas onto small airstrips.
In accepting the CCA Distinguished Service award, Dr. Budincich said, "I know that there are many who have done much for our profession, so I am honored to be included in that select group. My career is far from over, and I plan to continue my dedication to the profession and professionalism of chiropractic, my work toward legislation favorable to chiropractic care, and my coordination of medical teams bringing chiropractic, medical, vision and dental care to the indigent."
Dr. Budincich also continues to sponsor American Red Cross blood drives and provide care at free clinics in Mexico. Further, through his newly formed non-profit "Manos Con Alas" meaning "Hands with Wings," he takes chiropractic students - and volunteer health care providers - by private aircraft to remote areas of Mexico to provide free chiropractic treatment, dentristry, orthotics, shoes, clothing and prescription eye wear.
In addition to his volunteer works as a doctor of chiropractic, Dr. Budincich is also involved in his community through the Pasadena Rotary Club, Sierra Madre Rotary Club and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association and The Pasadena Elks Club.
Dr. Budincich is an active CCA member and a past officer of the CCA-San Gabriel Valley District and the Los Angeles County Chiropractic Society.
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