So the other day Jay and I were talking and he said he wished he could take me to dinner. We both know that's unlikely, so I said to him, "Toss a fiver at the Shriners Hospital and we'll call it even." And that sparked a discussion about what they do.
The Cliff's Notes version:
Shriners Hospitals for Children has a mission to:
- Provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.
- Provide for the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals.
- Conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families.
They run solely on donations and they can really use your help. I know kids that have been patients at Shriners and they have nothing but good things to say about it.
Please take a moment to read their site, http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/, and donate if you wish.
Another way to help is to become a Shriner, and you can start that on their HQ site, http://www.shrinershq.org/ShrinersHQ/.
I know some of you might not care for Shriners because of their connection to Freemasonry, that awful, evil taking-over-the-world-just-as-soon-as-we-figure-out-the-lunch-menu organization that is the foundation for Shriners. If that's the case, please donate to the charity for kids of your choice, and let us know the name of that charity.
It's not about Shriners or Freemasons or Churches, it's about the kids.
And being a member of this marvelous human race.
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