North Bay Scoliosis Awareness Day
Jun 10, 2024 12:00 PM
Offsite Meeting at YMCA
North Bay Scoliosis Awareness Day
Our names are Stephanie Silverthorn and Nicole Beattie, and we are the very proud mothers of Ella and Ava, two amazing girls with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS). Our mission is to improve Scoliosis awareness in our community.
 
Scoliosis is an incredibly time-sensitive condition. Early detection can increase the options for treatment to potentially minimize curve progression and, ideally, avoid surgery. Once children have reached skeletal maturity, however, it is too late to intervene. As a result, the International Scientiļ¬c Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) recommends that children be checked annually for Scoliosis between the ages of 10 and 14.
 
There is currently no public health measure in Ontario to facilitate Scoliosis screening or to educate parents effectively.
A Scoliosis awareness campaign is necessary to encourage parents to monitor their children at the critical ages mentioned above.
 
In many places across North America, June is Scoliosis Awareness Month, and in cities across Ontario, municipal governments have formally recognized a Scoliosis Awareness Day. We are thrilled to announce that North Bay has adopted June 10th as our inaugural Scoliosis Awareness Day.
 
Our hope is that resulting media coverage and recognition in schools will enable members of our community to be made aware of this serious but easily identifiable condition and, in doing so, help to protect the health of our children.
 
We thank you for joining us and for Rotary’s support on this important day!
 
Program-North Bay Scoliosis Awareness Day
Date: Monday June 10th
When: 12pm
Where: YMCA front Lobby
 
Trudy has offered to play music as guests arrive.
12pm-Welcome and introduction
12:05-Proclamation, Mayor Chirico
12:10-Guest Speakers and Q&A (Active Running and Therapy, Cor Maximus)
12:30-BBQ Lunch and fellowship 

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Zoom will not be available.