2018 WALK TALL Austin Benefit Reception – April 19th

Join us for a benefit reception to raise funds for children around the world suffering from debilitating spinal deformities who are in need of corrective spine surgery. These children neither have the funds nor the access to medical facilities/surgeons able to perform complex spine surgery in their own countries. This evening we are specifically raising money to bring 3 children in the Fall of 2018 to Austin, Texas for spine surgery at Dell Children’s Medical Center. Come meet in person children whose lives we have been able to recently help and partners who have made this program possible…Listen to life-changing stories, hear about the 3 children we hope to bring in the Fall and learn about other SpineHope global outreach efforts. The evening will include a cocktail reception, opportunity to sponsor a specific child and a special raffle!

TICKETS are $35 per person and can be purchased online or at the door. To purchase tickets and to sponsor, CLICK HERE.


Together we can make a difference…We hope to see you there!

SpineHope Ethiopia Medical Mission Trip – Postponed (Dates TBD)

13244611_1109841012408771_2231643655384727032_nIt brings us joy to announce that the next SpineHope medical mission trip will be January 18-28, 2017, at the Myungsung Christian Medical Center (MCM) in Ethiopia! Ethiopia remains one of the world’s least developed countries and its children suffer from an incredibly high number of spinal deformities and other complex spine conditions. Unfortunately, treatment for these conditions is expensive and Ethiopia neither has the resources nor the specialized medical professionals to provide adequate care. There is a list of well over 500 children in need of spine surgery…and that list continues to grow. The only assistance provided has come from outside groups and surgeons willing to volunteer their time and resources.

We are happy to join these efforts and are grateful to have the opportunity to help. We are in the process of forming a team with the goal of performing spine surgery on 8-12 children and seeing several more in clinic during our initial 1.5 week long medical mission trip. Our hope is to build a long term and sustainable global outreach program in Ethiopia. Therefore, in addition to providing medical care to the children, our team will also provide education and advanced training to local medical staff. We look forward to this live-changing collaboration. To make a donation to support the volunteers and children for the Ethiopia Medical Mission, visit: . Thank you!


Kendra Scott Gives Back Party in Woodlands, Texas – November 30, 2018

Thank you Kendra Scott, everyone who attended the Kendra Scott and especially to the SentryNeuro team, led by Keely Floyd, who made this event possible for SpineHope! The turnout was fantastic. 20% of all purchases during the event benefitted SpineHope global outreach and U.S. Hub programs, raising just under $1,500! We look forward to this event in 2018!


2017 GoDance Summer Showcase -June 24th

We are grateful to GoDance for selecting SpineHope as their featured charity for this event! Proceeds supported SpineHope programs and our mission to help children around the world get the spine surgery needed to allow them to dance and pursue their dreams. Thank you GoDance for your generosity!


Kendra Scott Gives Back Party – June 22, 2017

Austinites and fellow Texans, joined us once again for the Kendra Scott Gives Back to SpineHope Party at the South Congress location. 20% of all purchases during the event benefitted SpineHope global outreach and U.S. Hub programs!

Thank you to all who participated in this fun event!



2017 WALK TALL Austin Benefit – April 6th



The 2017 WALK TALL Austin benefit encourages the Texas community to support and get involved with the SpineHope mission. Based in Austin, SpineHope has helped hundreds of children worldwide, suffering from severe spinal deformities, complex spine, orthopedic and neurological conditions, receive the life-changing operations their families could not afford. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we rely entirely on the generous support of our volunteers; donated medical equipment and supplies; and financial donations from corporate sponsors, partners and supportive individuals.


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Fall Wine Spectacular Benefit in New York to support the upcoming SpineHope Medical Mission Trip to Ethiopia – September 23, 2016

Thank you Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C. for hosting the Fall Wine Spectacular to support SpineHope, the Lelt Foundation and Ethiopian children! Thank you to all who attended and made donations during this uplifting and fun-filled event. We would also like to express our appreciation to the evening’s Diamond Sponsors (LISS, Medtronic, Inc. and Neuro Protective Solutions) and Gold Sponsors (DJO Global, Fusion Solutions, Huntington Hospital, Stand Up MRI, Scalamandre & Sons, Inc., Suffolk Anesthesia Associates and Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology Group, LLP)…we cannot do the work we do without your support! One more special thank you to Mae Caime, Marilyn Alvira and all those who volunteered and made the evening possible!


Independence of Costa Rica in Houston Celebration – September 18, 2016

Celebrating Costa Rica Independence Day with wonderful volunteers and friends. Our mission trip to Costa Rica takes a committed community of people who love to help children in need. A huge thank you to the team from SentryNeuro who generously donated their time to help run the SpineHope booth (Emily, Keely, Ali and Anand), Alistair Deakin, Carlos the Consul General of Costa Rica and Unicori for allowing us to be part of this special event. We all enjoyed meeting new people and raising awareness of our cause!


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KENDRA SCOTT Gives Back Party – to Support SpineHope – Raised over $1,400SpineHope Emmy Earrings KS

Thank you to friends and SpineHope supporters who made it out to the Kendra Scott Gives Back to SpineHope Party on July 28th! It was a lot of fun. A special thanks to Kendra Scott and her team, who took interest in our cause and hosted a fantastic event. They were wonderful! Also, a heartfelt thanks to Laura Black for being such a SpineHope champion and promoter for this event and to Sandy Puga for donating delicious baked goods from Sandy’s “Sugar Mommas Sweet Treats”. We truly appreciate all who shopped to support SpineHope. We look forward to doing it again next year!

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WT ProgramWALK TALL Austin Benefit in Austin, Texas – April 29, 2016 

Thank you to all who donated, sponsored, attended, contributed silent auction items, volunteered and supported the 2016 WALK TALL Austin Benefit. We successfully raised thousands of dollars to help children around the world…Walk Tall!  We look forward to planning the 2017 WALK TALL Austin benefit! Stay tuned for details…

We are grateful to the following benefit sponsors:

Diamond Level Sponsors: Medtronic, Inc., NuVasive and SentryNeuro

Platinum Level Sponsors: Biotronic NeuroNetwork, The Deakin Family and Husch Blackwell LLP

Gold Level Sponsors: Capitol Anesthesiology Association, DePuy Synthes Companies, Encompass Home Health and Hospice, ImplantBase, K2M, Medical Express PSI, Seton Healthcare Family, and Synaptic Resources of Texas

SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS: KaleidaCare Management Solutions for donating “Walker” for our Raffle; Austin Fitness Clinic; Austin Vision Associates; Body Business Fitness Studios; Chez Nous; The Deakins; Fall Creek Vineyards; GoDance; Golfsmith; Jana Lee Gondran of Haute Chics; Jayleen Blond of Salon; Uffizi; Kathy Cantilo; KENDRA SCOTT; Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.; Quality Seafood ; Renaissance Austin Hotel; Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol; Spa Reveil; SPEC’s; SPRING FROST Boutique; Steve Wiehe; The Dominion Golf Group; Topgolf; and The University of Texas Club

We also appreciate the following individuals who volunteered their time to make sure this event was a huge success:

KATHY CANTILO for devoting hours to assist with our Silent Auction; GRAND SCHEME PRODUCTIONS, INC. for donating the entire production process for our Global Outreach Program promotional video; MCCARTHY PRINT, INC. for their program paper donation; AMANDA BECK CREATIVE for program design service; THE TEXAS PLAYERS BAND for providing music for tonight’s benefit; JOSEPH REEVES for AV Consulting; PSAV PRESENTATION SERVICES for donating AV services; and DAVID SCOTT for being our Master of Ceremonies.

BENEFIT VOLUNTEERS: Shaidri Alrich, Berenice Bonilla, Mae Caime, Kathy Cantilo, Rebecca Cheek, Alistair Deakin, Houston Elrod, Yenei Estrada, Kristen Garner, Dallas Jahn, Joseph Reeves, David Scott and Sarah Wilson


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Walking on Sunshine Benefit in Mineola, New York – September 17, 2015 

This benefit would not have been possible without the time, effort and support from Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C. We would also like to thank our benefit sponsors and donors who made this successful event, raising thousands of dollars to support children around the world. We are truly grateful!

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Special Broadcast on Scoliosis and SpineHope – March 22, 2015

Tune-in to Seton Healthline, KLBJ 590AM/99.7FM, on Sunday, March 22nd at 4pm CT for a special broadcast focused on Scoliosis and SpineHope. Dr. Matthew Geck, Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Co-Chief of the Seton Spine and Scoliosis Center in Austin, and Board Chairman of SpineHope, will lead the discussion by highlighting new, minimally invasive solutions for Scoliosis and raising awareness of SpineHope’s mission to help children around the world who suffer from Scoliosis and other spinal deformities.

This broadcast was recorded. The recorded podcast can be accessed at


NYC Fall Charity Dinner

Nov 7th, 2014 @ Rue 57 6-9pm

Starting at 6:00pm we’ll have a cocktail hour with music. Followed by some presentations from our SpineHope team about our patients and projects, a delicious sit-down three course dinner and a silent auction. We’ll also have an information table and SpineHope merchandise for sale. Though SpineHope’s Executive Director hails from New York, we are only in the beginning phases of building our SpineHope family and community in the New York area. So please join the movement and become involved in supporting our new hospital collaborations. We’re hoping to establish new international sites and with your support- we’ll be able to help more children in more developing nations.

SpineHope in Providence-Area!

Alex and Ani Event! Oct 16th, 2014! Wayland Square 5-7pm

We are partnered up with the jewelry store Alex and Ani to fundraise and get awareness for our organization. So we would like to invite all of you to support an evening of hope. During these two hours 15% of sales will be donated to SpineHope.

AA Evite

Austin, TX. Fundraiser: March 2014

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Chicago, IL. Fundraiser: Sept 2012

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Chicago, IL. Fundraiser: Sept 2011

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