The World Congress of Chiropractic Students (WCCS) University of Johannesburg (UJ) Chapter
are very excited to be a part of World Spine Day 2017. As the theme is “Your back in Action”, they have the following events planned:
1. Free sunrise Pilates class
This event is open to the public as well as all the students at the University of Johannesburg.
Date: 13 October 2017
Venue: Zoo Lake, Johannesburg
2. Spinal awareness at a retirement village
Our focus this year has to also include the geriatric community in our WSD celebrations as we feel
that keeping their back’s in action is a very important aspect of their daily living. We plan to do a
walk for them as well as teaching postural exercises that they can do on a daily basis.
3. Joining a park run
We as the WCCS UJ Chapter have challenged the community, students and family to join in on
running a 5km Park Run on Saturday the 14 October at Woodlands Office Park in Woodmead,
Johannesburg. Our aim is to create spinal awareness amoungst the runners. We also have the UJ
Student Sports Council there who will be providing fee Chiropractic treatment to the runners as well
as free spinal screenings.
4. Charity drive
Our charity drive is for a NPO called Magical Moments, this organization aims to give abused,
abandoned and neglected children the “niceties” of life. We are doing a collection drive for toys at
the University of Johannesburg.