Straight Walk with Curvy Girls
The Hudson Valley chapter of Curvy Girls Scoliosis Support Groups will host a scoliosis awareness walk at 10 a.m. on June 27, (rain or shine) at Scenic Hudson’s Long Dock Park in Beacon.
To celebrate International Scoliosis Awareness Day, the Hudson Valley Curvy Girls will walk to raise scoliosis awareness in the community. In true “Curvy Girl spirit” the group will also collect funds to help children in Africa with scoliosis receive treatment in Ghana. Participants can enjoy beautiful trails at the park, learn about scoliosis, and support children in Africa. Refreshments will be available to participants throughout the walk.
Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that impacts infants, adolescents and adults. The primary age of onset is 10 to 15 years; scoliosis occurs equally among genders. Females, however, are eight times more likely to progress to a curve magnitude that requires treatment (scoliosis.org).
The Hudson Valley chapter of Curvy Girls began in 2012 to help local girls and their families cope with the emotional impact that the condition brings. It believes that by offering advice and support to one another, girls feel less alone and are empowered to face the challenges of scoliosis in their lives with confidence.
Hudson Valley Curvy Girls meets on the first Saturday of each month at locations in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Contact Hudson Valley Curvy Girls at [email protected] or 845-454-2934. Join the event at facebook.com.