20th Anniversary

Join the Celebration

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is celebrating an important milestone. We turn 20 this year! Our first patients walked through our doors on April 14, 1997. Since then, more than 70,000 children have been accepted for care. California Governor Pete Wilson spoke at the formal dedication of our hospital on June 1, 1997. Nearly 4,000 Shriners and guests attended the festivities that included a Shrine parade and hospital tours. The opening of our Shriners Hospital in Sacramento was heralded as a “dream come true” — and as a place where children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries and burns could benefit from the gift of expert pediatric care. Now, we offer so much more. Our services have expanded to include plastic surgery, cleft lip surgery and pediatric surgery. And our scientific and clinical research programs continue to grow, as does the number of children we serve. Clearly, there is a lot to celebrate. We hope you will join us.

Shrine Day Is June 3 

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a Shriners Celebration on Saturday, June 3.  All Shriners, families and friends are invited to participate in the community event that honors Shriners and celebrates their tradition of caring — a tradition exemplified by fun, philanthropy and exceptional medical care that is the hallmark of Shriners Hospitals. The festivities begin at 10 a.m. with a Walk for Love followed by a barbecue for all Shrine Day participants. Shriners will lead the Walk for Love that takes participants on a 1.5 mile loop that begins and ends on the hospital grounds, where the Shriners barbecue and celebration take place.  While many members of the Shrine family will want to participate in the Walk for Love, it is not a requirement.  The festive, “parade” format will allow all guests to enjoy the walk – as either a participant or spectator. We look forward to seeing you as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of our Northern California Hospital at Shrine Day on Saturday, June 3.

It promises to be something feztastic! If you have questions, please send email to Shriners20th@shrinenet.org


Walk for Love * Saturday June 3

Check-in begins @ 8 a.m.
Walk starts at 10 a.m., followed by Shrine Day lunch and celebration.

Lace up your sneakers, round up your family and friends, and join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California. Speed walkers are welcome, but it is okay to leave your stopwatch at home.  The Walk for Love is all about participation, entertainment and celebrating the contributions Shriners Hospital has made to children, families and communities throughout Northern California and beyond. Shriners will lead walkers on a 1.5 mile loop that begins and ends on the hospital grounds, where they are invited to join Shriners and other guests for a barbecue.  You may register online here. Please email your questions to shriners20th@shrinenet.org


Alumni Reunion * Saturday, October 21 * 11 a.m.

This is our day to share triumphs and memories as we honor former patients, staff and hospital volunteers.  The celebration includes entertainment, brunch and lots of time to share memories.  We encourage all alumni to contact us at shriners20th@shrinenet.org.



Patient Referral

916-453-2111 (Emergency Referral)
916-453-2395 (fax)

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