BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Mark Garnett, DC, a 2001 graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University, has recently been awarded the Biofreeze Thera-Band Humanitarian Award. The award was given out during the Chiropractic Homecoming and Winter Gathering event at Northwestern in early February 2009.
“Dr. Garnett was chosen to receive this award because of his efforts to include chiropractic in an environment which provides services to underprivileged community members, and provides them with a sliding fee scale,” says Debbie Peterson, director of Alumni, Development and Student Services at Northwestern.

Dr. Garnett is involved with a non-profit organization called Open Cities Health Center in St. Paul, Minn. The organization offers comprehensive health care to families with and without insurance, including medical, dental, mental health, support groups, and various educational programs. As of Dec. 1, 2008, with the persistence of Dr. Garnett, chiropractic was finally offered in the clinic as well.

With the acceptance of the Biofreeze Thera-Band Humanitarian Award, Dr. Garnett was given $500 to donate to an organization of his choice.  He chose to donate half of the funds to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and half to Open Cities Health Center.

Northwestern Health Sciences University offers a wide array of choices in natural health care education including chiropractic, Oriental medicine, acupuncture, therapeutic massage and human biology. The University has nearly 900 students on a 25-acre campus in Bloomington, Minnesota.