We were treated to a visit this week from Lady Joy Moore, the Grand High Priestess of the Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America (LOSNA). Lady Moore and her Court toured the hospital and shared the significance of the white fez with families, staff and volunteers.
As part of the Shrine family, the Ladies of the Oriental Shrine have actively supported Shriners Hospitals for Children since 1922, when the Shriners opened their first hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana. Since then, the hospital network has grown to include 22 facilities. The Ladies support all Shriners Hospitals through their service and generosity, which includes sewing projects and monetary donations to support research and other areas of interest.
The Ladies of the Oriental Shrine contribute more than half a million dollars to support Shriners Hospitals for Children each year. The Ladies who wear the white fez also are counted among the hundreds of volunteers who give their time and talent to support Shriners Hospitals in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
It is both an honor and a pleasure to have the opportunity to share advances taking place at the Northern California Shriners Hospital with this dynamic group of women. We are extremely grateful to the Ladies of the Oriental Shrine for their commitment to Shriners Hospitals for Children. Their service supports us in our mission to provide highly specialized pediatric care regardless of a family’s ability to pay.
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