BIG Day of Giving Is Big Deal for Kids at Shriners Hospital

On Thursday, May 2, supporters of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California are invited to participate in the BIG Day of Giving, a community-wide event that links individuals to their favorite cause through social media and the internet.  All you need to participate is a mobile phone, tablet or computer. No travel required.

From midnight to midnight on May 2, individuals may give to Shriners Hospital by making a donation online.

“Our Northern California Shriners Hospital is one of more than 600 nonprofits participating in this year’s event. We hope to raise $50,000 to benefit the kids we serve,” said Alan Anderson, Director of Development. “Our hospital is built on the belief that people can make a difference in the lives of others, and we are honored to be among the many non-profits participating in this innovative and inspiring event,” he added.

Donations support Shriners Hospitals for Children in its mission to provide highly specialized care to kids with complex medical needs, including those with congenital birth disorders, orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, bowel management problems, chest-wall malformations and other surgical needs. In recent years, the hospital has expanded its services to include care for sports injuries and fractures.

Clinical care is complemented by a host of programs designed to treat the child in mind, body and spirit.  The on-site public school allows patients to continue their education while hospitalized, and teachers introduce kids to art and science. Shriners Hospital partners with other organizations to help kids explore their potential at camps organized for kids with hand differences and burn injuries. The entire professional team is devoted to helping patients achieve their individual goals.

More details can be found online at www.bigdayofgiving.org/shriners or by calling the Development Office at Shriners Hospitals for Children at 916-453-2018.

 

Media Contact:  Catherine Curran | Public Relations (916) 453-2218 | ccurran@shrinenet.org

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