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Curtsy For Cranio To Benefit The Cranio Angels Fund Of Radys Children’s Hospital San Diego

The term ‘cranial surgery’ sounds daunting enough, but imagine what parents must go through when the procedure is deemed necessary for their six month old baby.  Affecting approximately one in 2,000 live births, craniosynostosis is a birth defect that prevents the normal growth and development of an infant’s skull and brain.  Early diagnosis is crucial and the treatment consists of surgery, often before the baby has reached his or her first birthday.

Curtsy for Cranio Flyer

(Photo Credit: Cranio Angels Network)

Avery Grantham was one such infant that underwent cranial surgery when she was just six months old.  It was an experience riddled by anxiety for her mother, Sheila Grantham. As numerous doctor visits, medical exams and waiting periods became a large part of the family’s life, Sheila needed a purposeful distraction–so she founded the Cranio Angel Network.  The charitable program makes free headbands and hats to pamper post-surgery ‘angels,’ and also works to raise awareness for craniosynostosis.  They partnered with Radys Children’s Hospital and started the Cranio Angels Fund to assist families with the financial strain caused by surgeries and hospital stays.

To date, the Cranio Angel Network has raised over $23,000 to help these families and continues to fundraise through events and generous donors.  This Sunday in Scripps-Poway, they invite you to Curtsy for Cranio  to help raise money for the Cranio Angels Fund.  The event will include a special Xtend Barre class, opportunity drawings and refreshments.  There will be a curated gathering of pampering and pop-up shops, featuring hair styling by Canvas A Hair Studio, mini chair massages by San Diego Spinal Care and summer-worthy apparel and accessories from Stella & Dot, Lululemon and ViX Paula Hermanny.

Ready to show your support for the Cranio Angels?  Then grab some girlfriends and enjoy an afternoon of looking–and doing–good!

Curtsy for Cranio

(Photo Credit: Cranio Angel Network)

WHEN:  Sunday, April 21, 2013

10:45 a.m. Xtend Barre class

12:30 p.m. pampering and pop-up shops

WHERE:
Xtend Barre Scripps-Poway
12265 Scripps Poway Pkwy, #112
Poway, CA 92064
Ph. 706-515-2805

TICKETS:$25 donation; reservation required for Xtend Barre class.  For more information and/or to make a reservation, please click here.

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