The Shriners, an international organization based on the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth, is proud to support the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
There are 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The renowned hospital system provides expert pediatric specialty care to children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay.
Shriners Hospitals for Children has helped nearly one million children overcome seemingly insurmountable odds and do more than they ever though possible.
Golden’s Mountain Shrine Club #44, aside from contributing what they can to regional children’s hospitals, supports the Shriners Hospital.
All children under the age of 18 are eligible for care, given there is a reasonable possibility they could benefit from the Shriners Hospitals’ specialized care. Admission is based solely on medical need.
The first facility opened in the 1920s, and was established primarily to care for children who had contracted polio. Since then they have expanded to include various orthopaedic and neuromuscular conditions.
In the early 1980s the Shriners fraternity opened the United States’ first pediatric spinal cord injury rehabilitation centre. There, patients find the complete range of services needed to recover to the fullest extent possible. Cleft lip and palate was officially added to the hospital system’s treatment disciplines in 2005.
Shriners Hospitals for Children are also dedicated to conducting innovative research to provide answers to complex medical difficulties affecting children. The organization’s research efforts not only benefit our patients, they contribute to the overall body of medical knowledge.
The Mountain Shrine Club #44 is grateful for the community support, which allows them to contribute to such a worthy cause.