"National Dance Week" Organization Partners with
The SCF in Project P.O.D.
Deutchman and representatives from National
Dance Week at a National Dance Event in 2006
APRIL 20-29 2007
The non-profit National Dance
Week (NDW) Organization, which oversees more
than 5000 dance events across the United States
each year for the annual celebration, has
recognized the need for increased awareness and
early detection of (IS). NDW has, thus, elected
to join in partnership with The Foundation to
offer Free Screening Brochures and other
literature to their Delegates, Dance Studios and
other affiliated Dance Educators. In conjunction
with NDW, Foundation will also be offering a 3
Hour Certification course for NDW Delegates and
other Dance educators designed to give the
teachers more information about (IS) and the
capabilities for identifying it. To find a
course near you, or if you are interested in
offering a the 3 hour course to your group,
The SCF directly by email or phone.
The SCF has announced a 2006 initiative to Protect Our Dancers (P.O.D.)
Due to the importance of early screening in the correction and management of Scoliosis, the Foundation has adopted a new initiative to educate and screen those families that are at the most risk for developing the disease. Many of our advisors agree with a 1986 report out of The New England Journal of Medicine that 24% of dancers studied were afflicted with scoliosis. This compared to a 3% incidence in the general population represents an increased risk of 10 fold . Dr. Gary Deutchman, Founder and CEO of the Foundation believes; ."Educating families who have the most risk, makes the most sense."
The Scoliosis Care Foundation is actively
seeking to participate in Dance Events for 2006
and 2007. If your group is interested in
having the Foundation as a guest or sponsor,
please contact us at 1-800-281-5010
Spirit of America Benefit Concert Launches the
Scoliosis Care Foundation
The Spirit of America benefit concert for the Scoliosis Care Foundation
was held on March 30 at Caesars Atlantic City. The concert, which
was taped for television, starred Daniel Rodriguez, the New York
policeman who has sung at the Olympics and the White House, and
featured guest performances by recording artist and Broadway star
Linda Eder, 4-time Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval, platinum recording
artist Phoebe Snow, opera soprano Aprile Milo and a 40-piece orchestra
conducted by composer, arranger and producer Tom Scott.
The concert finale was a tribute to attending 9/11 heroes -- police,
firefighters, nurses and teamsters -- who joined Daniel Rodriguez
and the other performers onstage to sing America The Beautiful.
Police, firefighters, nurses and teamsters join
Daniel Rodriguez and his fellow performers in singing America The
Beautiful for the finale of the Spirit of America concert to benefit
the Scoliosis Care Foundation.
We were very pleased that Daniel Rodriguez and his co-stars
gave their time to support us at this very special event,
Dr. Deutchman added.
Daniel Rodriguez (center) accepts a certificate
of recognition from Scoliosis Care Foundation trustee Rich Nunziata,
D.C., CSSP (left) and trustee and founder Gary Deutchman, D.C. (right).
(from left to right) Phoebe Snow, Daniel Rodriguez,
Linda Edder and Tom Scott celebrating the launching of the Scoliosis
Care Foundation with its founder, Gary Deutchman, D.C.