" A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH ONE STEP. "
THE FUNDS YOU RAISE WILL SUPPORT KEY PROJECTS:
UPDATING THE ILLINOIS ACUPUNCTURE PRACTICE ACT.
The Illinois Acupuncture Practice Act comes up for renewal in 2017. Walk-a-thon funds support ILaaom's work to protect our scope and mature our practice act to better reflect what is taught in accredited Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine schools and refine the definition of East Asian Medicine.
COLLABORATING WITH OTHER STATE ASSOCIATIONS IN NATIONAL ACTIVITIES.
Money raised last year helped support the formation of the American Society of Acupuncturists. The organization continues to grow and ILaaom is a leader among state associations. Funding continues to be needed to help our profession grow nationally.
ADVOCATING FOR PATIENT SAFETY.
Your funds support defending the practice of acupuncture from efforts to by-pass regulatory standards with short-course training.
CONTINUING THE FOUNDATIONAL WORK OF ILAAOM.
The Illinois Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine is Illinois' oldest professional organization representing Licensed Acupuncturists and students, along with Oriental Medicine Schools and acupuncture-related businesses. ILaaom's mission statement and goals can found on our website ilaaom.org.