Thursday, July 26 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Irish Wolf Pub, corner of North Washington and Linden Street in Scranton, Pennsylvania
Friday, July 27 from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Heil’s Place, 1002 Wheeler Avenue in Scranton, Pennsylvania
Saturday, July 28 from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Genetti’s Manor, 1505 Main Street in Dickson City, Pennsylvania. The silent auction will be toward the end of the evening.
Sunday, July 29 from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Heil’s Place, 1002 Wheeler Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania. The fund raiser is in its fourth year and the event coordinators are expecting this to be a “breakout year” for the event.
Sound for Scoliosis is endorsed by the National Scoliosis Foundation which receives all of the donations. President of Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Scoliosis Foundation and Sound for Scoliosis founder Lucia Peregrim states, “This year’s event includes a four-stage experience on the Saturday show. Tickets are $7.00 per day and a $15.00 VIP pass for all four days. Headliners include “Skin n Bones”, “The Curse of Sorrow”, “True Becoming”, “Alamance”
Each year Sound for Scoliosis gets bigger with different styles of music. “This year we have bands coming in from New York, New Jersey, other areas of Pennsylvania, as well as Maryland. Because this yearly event has become so popular our music talent has grown. There will be different genres of music this year from rap, to heavy metal, rock n roll, and acoustic to everything else in between. This year’s show is dedicated to my musician friend Bryan Wilson for he created the statement Effort Never Dies,” comments Lucia Peregrim.
This year, Dr. Clayton Stitzel, clinic director of the Lancaster Spinal Health Center and owner of a popular alternative scoliosis treatment website, www.treatingscoliosis.com, hopes to send a video message to attendees. Dr. Stitzel spoke at past events on the importance of treating scoliosis early in the course of the disease and on a new genetic prognostic test. Dr. Stitzel elaborates, “My primary message was in regards to the role Early Stage Scoliosis Intervention needs to play in the current treatment of scoliosis protocol and how the advent of genetic testing in scoliosis will change the future of scoliosis treatment entirely. Early Stage Scoliosis Intervention is a pro-active treatment for any patient who is still growing and has a spinal curvature 25 degrees or less. Obviously it is a great honor to speak at Sounds for Scoliosis and I’m thrilled to be able to give back to an organization that has given so much too so many before me.”
Scoliosis occurs when the spine of the back forms a C or an S shaped curve. Scoliosis affects 2 to 3 percent of the population (an estimated 6 million people worldwide) and there is no cure. Scoliosis impacts infants, adolescents, and adults worldwide. The primary age of onset for scoliosis is 10 to 15 years old, and the condition affects more females than males. Females are more likely to progress to a curve magnitude that requires treatment. Scoliosis can impact the quality of life with limited activity, pain, reduced respiratory function or diminished self-esteem.
Sound for Scoliosis appreciates donations from the community. “Not only does our event support research, education, and awareness of scoliosis in northeastern Pennsylvania, it also supports that very just cause for the National Scoliosis Foundation in Boston, Massachusetts. The National Scoliosis Foundation is a 501 c 3 tax exempt non-profit. Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law. Those making a donation will receive a receipt for their donation,” said Lucia Peregrim. Monetary donations can be sent to
West Scranton Branch
c/o Sound for Scoliosis
400 South Main Street
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18504
Donations that are non-monetary can be mailed to
c/o Sound for Scoliosis
715 Fig Street
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18505
Dr. Clayton Stitzel is a Lancaster County Native. He is a graduate of Manheim Central High School. He received his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology (the advanced study of biomechanics)
Sound for Scoliosis is an annual music charity show founded in 2009 by Lucia Peregrim. “I conduct this annual fund raiser every year because I was diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of 13, and this is my way of giving back to others now so they won’t experience all that I have had to experience. It is not easy living with this because you know you will have this for the rest of your life. So through providing to others what I know, I know that I have made the difference. I have been into the local music scene since the age of 21. Being able to do this for the local bands that can’t get noticed as quickly as they want to, will at least have the opportunity to do so once a year. Because of Bryan Shumway, the lead singer of CA/CD tribute Sound for Scoliosis 4 will be the biggest and best yet. So come back every year, but we will always have room for new bands as well,” says Lucia Peregrim. To stay informed on Sound for Scoliosis, visit their Facebook page “Sound for Scoliosis” or their web site at www.soundforscoliosis.com.