Our Mission

Setting Scoliosis Straight is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to empowering families impacted by scoliosis through education, connection, and research. Our mission is to support discoveries and advance techniques in the treatment of spinal deformities in children and adolescents worldwide.

Support Our Research

Your financial support will influence the future for untold numbers of children. A one-time gift or a multi-year pledge will make a substantial difference in ongoing and future research endeavors.

Invest in children. Research is the path to a healthier future.

In the News

Don’t miss out on exciting news and events from Setting Scoliosis Straight! Be sure to check the website for updates regarding ongoing research studies, new patient stories, and local events going on in your community.

Surgeon Spotlight: Peter Newton, MD

When not working Peter enjoys spending time in Yosemite with his wife Cathy Newton. Peter Newton used to Rock climb in his early days, climbed the face

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SSSF Staff Spotlight: Pamela Betances

I have a huge family, 4 siblings and last year became an aunt! I love my nephew, he’s the light of my life and I often fly to the Dominican…

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SSSF Staff Spotlight: Jonathan Gazvoda

Hello there! My name is Johnathan and I am a research assistant with SSSF.  I was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to a father who was a 5th grade teacher and…

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SSSF Staff Spotlight: Julia Applebaum

I was born in a medium sized city in NYS called Rochester (6-hour drive from NYC).  My mom was a school teacher and dad was a chemist before they retired. …

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Why Support Setting Scoliosis Straight?

We are working hard to support the scoliosis community. Hear from our SSS President, Orthopedic Surgeons, Executive Director, Patients and Parent as they talk about their experience with Scoliosis Scoliosis Straight.