Local Ooltewah teen Kaitlyn McAfee, has reached out to Governor Bill Haslam
for the last four years to ask him to proclaim June as National Scoliosis
Ms. McAfee, diagnosed with scoliosis at age 12 has been an advocate for
scoliosis awareness since her own diagnosis. Since her spinal fusion surgery,
she founded Color the Curve the official fundraising event of the National
Scoliosis Foundation, donating nearly $60,000 for scoliosis research. She
created The Curve Scoliosis, the official statewide support group for scoliosis.
Ms. McAfee serves on the National Scoliosis Foundations Angel Brigade, as
Cofundraising director for the National Scoliosis Foundation and plans to offer
free scoliosis screenings to middle school age children this fall.
“Early detection of scoliosis is important and schools in Tennessee are no
longer required to screen for it,” officials said. “Kaitlyn is a strong advocate for
early detection and supporting anyone facing a scoliosis diagnosis.”
For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/colorthecurve.
The next Color the Curve event will be a glow run held on June 30, 2018 at Coolidge Park. Participants from all over the world are expected to participate. Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine. Severe scoliosis can be disabling.