Global Spine Outreach's Annual Gala Fundraiser Brings Hope to Children Around the World

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Global Spine Outreach hosts annual Gala fundraiser to raise funds to provide life-transforming treatments to children with spinal deformities

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The nonprofit organization Global Spine Outreach is set to host their Annual Gala Fundraiser on October 10th, from 6:00-11:00pm, at the Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center, in hopes to continue to raise funds and awareness for their philanthropic mission of providing life-transforming treatments to children with spinal deformities.

In many countries, limited access to modern medicine means that a severe spinal deformity is a life sentence for a child. At Global Spine Outreach, their mission is to help these children receive the care and treatment they need to find hope, relief, and a brighter future.

Each year surgeons, allied health specialists and volunteers travel to Cali, Colombia, Chihuahua, Mexico, and Poznan, Poland, where they perform vital surgeries, train local surgeons in advanced techniques and safety protocols and continue the study of complex spinal problems. Their work removes pain, prevents paralysis, and extends the lives of children who would not otherwise receive medical attention.

Global Spine Outreach has surgically treated 80 patients and has seen 344 patients through the clinics. For the remainder of 2015 they will surgically treat another 40 patients. However, none of this would be possible without the tireless energy and support of its volunteers and donors, which is why they've arranged for a night of philanthropy that will not be forgotten.

The Annual Gala Fundraiser is an exciting, hands-on way for people within the community and across the nation to raise awareness for, as well as become a part of this cause. TV spokesperson Rob Johnson will serve as the master of ceremonies along with ArtBeat Live. Guests will enjoy silent and live auctions in addition to raffles, entertainment provided by Chicago Blues Harmonica Great Omar Coleman, delicious food, and a presentation by co-founder and Board President Anthony S. Rinella, MD.

Global Spine Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit run by scoliosis surgeons, allied health specialists, and volunteers who lend their time and expertise to helping patients with complex spinal problems. The organization was founded in 2013 by three orthopedic spine surgeons who have lectured across six continents and treated countless children with rare spinal conditions including advanced scoliosis and exaggerated kyphosis.

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