140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Friday, October 6, 2017

past Patient turned Shriner

"Fez-tastic" visitor
Past patient turned Shriner visits hospital
Thanks to the Membership seminar currently being hosted by Shriners International, Shriners Hospitals for Children - Tampa has had several "fez-tastic" visitors to the hospital this week.

One of those special guests was Noble Sean Orner, public relations chairman of the Abdallah Shrine Temple in Kansas. He was especially excited to visit the Tampa Shriners Hospital today because he wanted to show his wife, Lady Jillian, where he had received care as a patient. Pictured on the left, you will see Noble Orner proudly holding his "I'm a Shriners Kid" shirt he received after completing his tour.

What did he say after his stroll down memory lane? "Shriners change lives for the better, and I'm living proof of that. I have so many wonderful memories, and I am proud to be here on the other side of it now."

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Walk and Roll for Love this Saturday

Walk and Roll for Love this Saturday: SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) -- 1000 patients, family and the Shriners Hospital community will be participating in the annual 'Walk and Roll for Love' event this Saturday. It's a one and a half mile journey to show their physical condition doesn't hold them back.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Chang the Dragon

This colorful dragon wagon, called "Chang the Dragon," turned 35 years old on Aug. 14. Chang has performed at festivals throughout the area this summer and had a star turn at the Midwest Shrine Convention in Bloomington a few weeks ago.
According to the Osman Shrine organization's history of the attraction, "it was created in 1982 by Maggie Bell Calin, who did prop work for the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre for approximately $6,000. Chang attended his first parade on Aug, 14, 1982, in Chatfield's Western Days."

The "smoke" that jets out from the dragon's nostrils is harmless carbon dioxide gas, Art tells me. While that adds to Chang's carbon footprint, it's all for a good cause. As the Osman Shrine's Dragon Patrol website says, "Chang parades so children can walk." The Shriners support the Shriners Hospital for Children in Minneapolis, and others across the country and in Canada and Mexico.

Shriners Open Oct.30-Nov. 5

Shriners Hospitals for Children Open returns for its 35th consecutive year from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5 at TPC Summerlin.
The annual tournament supports the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children to provide exceptional child health care nationwide

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Looking to catch a big one for Shriners

Looking to catch a big one for Shriners: A pair of Island Lakes brothers are getting ready to cast their lines in support of the Shriners for another year.

Brothers Eric, 17, and Garret, 20, are two busy young men working full-time jobs, sometimes with overtime.