Date: Friday, June 1, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Great Hall, UC San Diego
Address: 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093
Tickets: $150 General Seating / $250 Preferred Reserved Seating

Join Setting Scoliosis Straight (SSS) and friends on Friday, June 1, 2018 for Give BACKS Hope, a scoliosis awareness & fundraising event.

Give BACKS Hope is held in a different city every year, bringing families from all over the country together for an evening of celebration and fundraising for a great cause! This year SSS excited to host this event in San Diego with special help from co-chairs, Rich and Kris Gelbart, Alan Olsen, and Howard Greenberg.

Help us take a stand for children with scoliosis by attending Setting Scoliosis Straight’s 3rd Annual Give BACKS Hope charity event today. As an attendee, your investment will help fund important pediatric spine research aimed to improve patient care and treatment for children with scoliosis.

This event features a formal dinner, silent auction, and a special guest performance by Composer & Chief Musicologist of Pandora Radio, and lifelong friend of the Gelbart family, Dr. Nolan Gasser.

Purchase your tickets today and come enjoy an exciting night filled with delicious food, live entertainment, silent auction, and charitable giving! Together, we will stand up to scoliosis and Give BACKS Hope!

We can’t wait to see you there!

Why support Scoliosis?

In San Diego alone, over 100,000 individuals are living with scoliosis – many of whom are adolescents between the ages of 10-18. In fact, 6-9 million people in the United States are currently suffering from scoliosis. By raising funds to support evidence-based spinal deformity research, we are making health, happiness, and advancements in patient care a top priority in our country.

Where does my donation go?

Every penny raised at Give BACKS Hope helps finance important scoliosis research which will improve scoliosis treatment, quality of life, and the patient experience. By supporting this event and SSS, you are supporting countless children living with scoliosis today and in the future! Learn more about unfunded research by going to: 

HERO Level – $10,000
CHAMPION Level – $5,000
ADVOCATE Level – $2,500
FRIEND Level – $1,000
Community Support Level – $250 – $999

Special thanks to our event sponsors!




If you would like to be a sponsor for this event, please fill out the Sponsorship Registration Form or contact Chloe Petcharaporn at