This is a posting of events of interest to Shriners in the Western States
140 year of Shriners
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Shriners offer free health screenings in Redding
As part of the Shrine's continuing effort to do outreach in the communities of Northern California, the Shrine will be holding a free Screening Clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 3 at the Shasta Community Health Center, 1035 Placer St., in Redding.
The purpose of the clinic is to identify children who can benefit from expert orthopaedic, spinal cord, burn care including plastic surgery for nonburn related scarring, birthmarks, abnormal skin growths, congenital ear deformities and cleft lip and palate repair.
The local Shrine Club will be conducting the free walk-in screening clinic to identify children, through the age of 17, provided by Shriners Hospitals for Children. No appointment necessary.
Although the emphasis is on spinal cord and burn care, the hospital also offers other services, including plastic surgery for non-burn related scarring, birthmarks, abnormal skin growths, congenital ear deformities and cleft lip and palate repair.
For questions regarding the Screening Clinic or the hospital call Monte Fitchett, Redding Shrine Screening Clinic chairman, at 246-4940 or visit www.shrinershq.org/hospitals.