140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Monday, December 8, 2008

Shriners continue making a difference

By Thomas Dias inew880.com All news Radio

Santa Claus makes an appearance at Edmonton's Shrine Centre.
He arrived as the guest of honour Sunday for their annual Christmas party.
It's for the patients and parents of the children that the Shriners support.
Potentate Jim Heron tells iNews880 they look to make a difference wherever they can.
"We just finished a big research Chair at the University of Alberta of $1.5 million dollars to do children's research on curvature of the spine. And we just completed a $5,000 dollar gift, actually it was $6,000, to the Glenrose Hospital for their children's wing."
Heron says the Shriners help to finance 22 hospitals stretching from Canada to Mexico in expense of $800 million with no government funding.
Heron adds they also collected a table full of gifts at their Christmas party to turn over to 630 CHED's Santas Anonymous this year. (TD)

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