Fort Mill’s FamJam a slam dunk for charity

Special to the Fort Mill TimesMay 11, 2013 

— The cool weather didn’t put a damper on participation in last weekend’s fourth annual FamJam hosted by Complete Wellness Chiropractic in Fort Mill.

Families showed up and rode the rides, were dunked in the dunking booth, sampled foods from Village Pizza, Tega Cay’s Golf Club Clubhouse and other sponsors, and, more importantly, visited with the more than 40 practitioners on site for the festival.

In addition, the festival raised another $2,000 for the Children’s Attention Home in Rock Hill. This brings the grand total raised by this group to $22,000.

The CAH was chosen as the beneficiary because of its efforts to provide residential shelter and support services for abused, neglected and abandoned children. A not-for-profit group, the CAH relies on donations for support.

“We were extremely happy with the number of families who came and that the rain held out until almost 3 p.m.,” said Dr. Robert Cynowa Jr. of Complete Wellness, who founded the event.

New this year was the naming of a “Community Champion.” Fort Mill Town Manager Dennis Pieper was rewarded for his “unselfish commitment to serving the needs of York County.” Cynowa said Pieper, who served as Tega Cay’s city manager before coming to Fort Mill, supported many causes throughout Tega Cay and Fort Mill.

Cynowa is already planning for next year’s FamJam for April, 2014. He said vendors and participants interested in joining next year’s event should contact him at 866-400-8480 or or look for FamJam on Facebook.

“I feel the only way to consistently improve the health of our community is through giving it the right tools,” Cynowa said.

“Our health is in our hands and there are so many amazing practitioners in our area to help with this. Where else can you have access and ask questions to 40-plus health practitioners in our area in one day?”

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