140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Friday, April 27, 2012

Beyond the X: Amputee Chandler Smith is the Titanium of Defense Sophomore lacrosse goalie keeps his posture straight, head up and vision focused on all things possible.

Sacramento Bee Breaks the News

Sacramento Shriners hospital official to head burn association

Dr. Tina Palmieri, assistant chief of burns atShriners Hospitals for Children-Northern California in Sacramento is the new president of the American Burn Association.
Her induction is part of the ABA’s annual meeting, which concludes Friday in Seattle.
“Being president of the ABA is an honor and privilege,” Palmieri said. “I am representing some of the most dedicated medical professionals and have the opportunity to shape the future of burn care, including clinical practice, prevention, research and teaching.”
Palmieri has had various leadership roles in the ABA for years, chairing and serving on committees, as well as obtaining funding for extensive burn research.
“The main goal of my research is to improve the quality of life of people who have sustained burn injury,” Palmieri said. “Survival alone shouldn’t be our goal anymore. It should be to give people the best possible quality of life after a burn injury.”
Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/04/26/4446118/sacramento-shriners-hospital-official.html#storylink=cpy

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Shriners Selling Vidalia Onions around US

Shriners Sweet Vidalia Onions Are Here [AUDIO]

For the last several years the Casper Shrine Club has had a unique fundraiser that is always highly anticipated.
Every year at this time of the year folks start looking for the sweet Vidalia onions to show up….and they have. Starting today Wednesday, April 25th, and until they last , 17,000 lbs of Vidalia onions will be available for purchase from 9-6 at the Casper Shrine Club at the corner of 39th and Coffman, right behind the Sunrise Shopping Center. A 10# bag will cost you $15. Last year it only took 3 days to sell out , so if you aren’t quick, you will miss out. Past Potentate Craig Warner joined us this morning to talk about the onions and the sales this week.
Craig also left these recipes with us to share.
Vidalia onion pie
1 c. fine Ritz cracker crumbs
1/2 stick butter, melted
2 c. thinly sliced vidalia onions, after cooking
1/2 to 3/4 c. grated sharp cheddar cheese
2 tbsp. butter
2 eggs
3/4 c. milk
3/4 tsp. salt
Dash pepper
Mix cracker crumbs with melted butter. Press into 8 inch pie plate. Saute until clear (but not brown) onions in 2 tablespoons butter. Spoon into crust. Beat eggs with milk, salt and pepper. Pour over onions. Sprinkle grated cheese on top, add sprinkle of paprika. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Test with knife, when comes out clean pie is ready. Garnish with parsley. Cut in wedges and serve hot.
Baked Onion
1 medium onion
1 clove garlic, peeled
1/2 tsp chicken base (better than bullion brand name)
1/2 tsp parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
preheat oven to 400. peel onion. scoop out center with the large end of a melon baller.with a sharp knife crosshatch the onion 1/3 of thw way down from the top. set onion on a piece of aluminum foil stuff cavity with the remaining ingredients. wrap in foil, bake 75 minutes. enjoy.
And speaking of Vidalia’s here is Sammy Kershaw.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Union Mine Teen Excelling, Thankful For Shriner’s Hospital
April 24, 2012 5:41 PM
Hunter Cannon, who lost his left leg when he was 6, plays football at Union Mine High School in Placerville. (credit: CBS13)
PLACERVILLE (CBS13) – Meet Hunter Cannon, a typical teenager at Union Mine High School in Placerville.
“I play football, I do baseball or used to. I wrestle too,” he says.
With all his athletic capabilities, you’d never know that he suffered a life-changing accident at 6 years old that left him at Shriner’s Hospital for months. And it all began as simple ride on the back of a lawnmower.
“I slipped off the back of a lawnmower with my dad driving it and he backed up and cut my foot off,” Hunter explains.
“I was able to flip the mower off of him and gather him up and start dealing with the trauma,” Ron Cannon says.
But it was too late. Hunter was rushed to UC Davis Medical Center where he lost his lower leg. Weeks later he was taken to Shriner’s for treatment and to be fitted with his new prosthetic leg.
For Hunter, Shriner’s gave him his life back.
“It’s awesome. They help so much. They gave me this leg,” he says.
And years later, Shriner’s is still helping Hunter because playing center and nose guard on the Union Mine football team means his prosthetic leg takes a beating.
“During football season we’re make it about every other game and then we have to come in and say ‘The foot’s broken again,’ so we swap it out,” his mother Tami says.
And nothing is stopping him now.
“I don’t even think of him as a disabled person because he does everything that every other child could do,” she says.
And for the Cannon family, they can’t thank Shriner’s enough.
“It’s all about putting the best foot forward, for lack of a better word, and making it possible to do the things that everyday people do,” Ron says.

Monday, April 23, 2012

New Truck Show Poster

Swine Circus

Shriner Circus Pig Act
Shrine Circus Facebook
Our buddy Josh was helped by a Shriners’ Hospital when he was a little guy.  We are so proud that now he is paying it forward. Josh is working toward becoming a Shriner himself. The El Jebel Shrine Circus is in Denver this weekend and proceeds from the circus go directly to the hospitals to help people like Josh!
For 71 years the El Jebel Shrine has been providing a family-friendly, fun atmosphere to the Denver Metro and Northern Colorado Area.  This weekend, April 21st-22nd,  is your opportunity to experience LIONS, TIGERS, and ELEPHANTS OH MY…as well as acrobats, high-wire acts, ponies, popcorn, face paint, and let’s not forget about the kooky clowns!
There are six shows throughout the weekend at the National Western Events Center, in Denver, and tickets start at only $10!  Most importantly, a portion of the proceeds goes to help fund the Shriners’ Hospital for Children!
For more information about the Circus: http://www.denvercircus.com/.
For more information about El Jebel and the Shriners’ Hospitals: http://www.eljebelshrine.org/.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Imperial Shrine Session of 2012 Charlotte NC

Alan W. Madsen                                                                                                                  Michael G. Severe
Deputy Imperial Potentate                                                                                                Imperial Potentate

Imperial Session 2012 Parade

April 20, 2012                   

Parade Request Form

Subject: Imperial Session 2012 Parade & Application
Shrine Center Potentate, Recorder, or Parade Marshall,

The Imperial Session 2012 parade is Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 2:30 PM. The deadline for your Shrine Center parade entry is April 30, 2012!  Please submit the attached parade application along with your Shrine Center certificate of insurance to:

2012 Parade, c/o Gordon M. Ellis, III
PO Box 1739, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Gordon M. Ellis, III (Buddy)

Parade@Imperial2012.com~ 2012 Parade, c/o Gordon M. Ellis, III, PO Box 1739, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 

Friday, April 13, 2012

Chico Screening Clinic for Shriners Hospital

Shriners free screening clinic: Saturday April 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Chico Masonic Center, 1110 W. East Ave.
 Evaluations for ages 18 and younger to identify those who may benefit from care provided at Shriners Hospitals for children in Northern California, regardless of ability of patients or families to pay. 
Treatments available for club foot, Scoliosis, bowed legs, Spina bifida, burns, hand/back problems, dislocated hips, missing arms or legs and more. Brad Azevedo, 879-9199 or brad.azevedo@edwardjones.com.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Screeninc Clinic in Eastern Washington

Shriners Hospitals for Children to offer free medical clinics

Shriners Hospitals for Children to offer free medical clinics
by KREM.com

SPOKANE-- Shriners Hospitals for Children are hosting free medical clinics this month for kids in Eastern Washington.

Doctors will check out anyone under the age of 18.

The first free medical clinic is Saturday.

Medical staff will screen kids for orthopedic conditions, burns, and sports injuries.

Parents do no need to make appointments.

Shriners will offer free medical appointments in Colville, Spokane, Newport, and Wellpinit.

Northeast Medical Clinic Colville
April 7th 10am-2pm

Whitman Hospital and Medical Center Colfax
April 28th 10am-2pm

Tri-Cities Community Health (La Clinica) Pasco
May 12th 10am-2pm

Newport Community Hospital Newport
April 14th 10am-2pm

David C. Wynecoop Memorial Clinic Wellpinit
April 14th 10am-2pm

Shriners Hospital for Children Spokane
April 14th 10am-2pm

Adventist Health/Medical Group Walla Walla
April 14th 1pm-4p

Thursday, April 5, 2012

At 95, oldest clown keeps the smiles coming

Associated Press

By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press

In this March 29, 2012, photo, Floyd "Creeky" Creekmore puts on his makeup before a visit with children at a circus in Billings, Mont. Guinness World Records has anointed the world's oldest performing clown, and it's none other than Creekmore, a former Montana rancher who's been donning the big nose and bright makeup for almost eight decades.
(04-05) 01:13 PDT Billings, Mont. (AP) --
Floyd "Creeky" Creekmore is one of the quieter acts in the circus, his larger-than-life clown shoes shuffling methodically as he works the crowd, igniting surprised giggles and slack-jawed wonder from children that look up to encounter Creekmore's wrinkled eyes smiling through thick makeup.
At 95 years old, the former Montana rancher recently dubbed the oldest performing clown in the world has fewer magic tricks up his oversized sleeves than he once did. He gave up juggling several years ago after a stroke, and has long since parked the home-made bicycle he once incorporated into his acts.
But when the Shrine Circus comes through Billings, where Creekmore lives with his 96-year-old wife, Betty, Creeky the Clown returns to life.
At home in his kitchen, while Betty dozes in the living room, Creekmore pulls on a multi-colored, striped jacket and dons a bright orange wig topped by a yellow hat. He glues on a rubber nose, carefully ties his shoes.
When his shaky right hand sends a line of make-up askew on one side of his face, Creekmore just makes the other side a little crooked, too.
"I'll stay back from the crowd so they don't notice," he says.
Others have laid claim to the title of world's oldest clown, including an 81-year-old member of the Moscow Circus, Oleg "The Sun Clown" Popov and Andy "Bumbo" Beyer of Santa Ana, Calif., who was widely publicized as the oldest until his retirement three years ago at the age of 91.
But turns it out that Creekmore had a 20-month advantage all along, clowning away in his low-key style in eastern Montana. He now carries the imprimatur of Guinness World Records, which declared him world's oldest performing clown in February after friends applied on his behalf.
Fellow performers and family members says Creekmore has started to slow down, yet gives no sign of ending his periodic performances.
"Even if his body is telling him no, his mind won't stop," said grandson Tom McCraw.
Back in his kitchen, Creeky is almost ready to go. He picks out a disappearing handkerchief and a gag-rope as props, offers a goodbye to Betty — "Doesn't he look good?" she remarks from the dining room table — and eases into his son's Volkswagen Beetle. A few minutes later he's mounting the steps into the crowded Shrine Auditorium.
Just inside the entrance, he's approached by gaggles of glow-stick waving, popcorn-spilling children. Creeky shakes hands, tries out his rope trick, throws out grins.
"Don't pinch the nose," he warns an over-eager boy sporting a Mohawk haircut.
Creeky stays on his floppy feet through the flashing lights of the tiger tamer's act, endures the roar of a daredevil motorcycle act accompanied by hard-thumping rock and roll.
When some jugglers take the stage Creeky ducks out to the lobby for a quick rest, then is back at his post in time to see a favorite performance, a dog act that includes a pair of long-jumping Afghans and a massive St. Bernard in a tight red dress.
During intermission Creeky is competing for the crowd's attention with elephant rides and a 7-foot-tall Chuck E. Cheese. His voice barely audible amid the din, Creeky manages to spark laughter with each brief interaction.
It's a routine Creekmore nailed down over eight decades, since his introduction to clowning in the 1930s.
When the Barnum and Bailey Circus passed through the Montana city of Great Falls and other youths sought odd jobs in exchange for tickets to the show, Creekmore says he sought out the clowns, looking for insights.
At 15, Creekmore had moved out of his family's house to work on a string of central Montana ranches while he put himself through high school.
His interest in clowning was known in his hometown of Coffee Creek. So when he was invited to perform in a local parade he pulled together a costume from old clothes and lipstick — and found himself hooked on the laughter he drew.
After retiring from a lifetime of ranch work and homebuilding in 1981, he joined the Shriners, a spinoff of the Freemasons that holds circus performances to raise money for the group's hospitals. He's since been a mainstay of the Shrine circus. A wall in his house is covered with awards from clowning competitions across the country.
In Creekmore's family only grandson McCraw has followed in his footsteps. McCraw, 39, started clowning in 1982 at the invitation of his grandfather when he was 10 years old, after his older cousins balked at the offer. Creekmore and McCraw later would pair up to visit children in Shriners hospitals, the importance of which McCraw said became clear when he had a child with muscular dystrophy.
"Creeky understands that to make a child laugh, to make a child smile, that's what life's about," McCraw said.
As the performance at the Shrine auditorium nears an end, another clown escorts Creeky down a back stairway to avoid the exodus. When a woman holding a baby seeks his attention, Creeky slowly turns and heads back up the stairs to pose for one last photo.
He's clearly starting to tire and, citing weariness, later cancels his planned performance the next day.
But as he reaches the curb where his son will pick him up, Creeky smiles as he reflects on his decades as a clown.
"It's been a real good ride," he says. "I get along alright so I might as well keep it up."

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2012/04/05/national/a010756D70.DTL#ixzz1rCuzRPb4

Billings Child Screening Clinic April14

 The Al Bedoo Shrine Hospital Corps will offer a free children’s screening clinic Saturday, April 14, from 9 am. to noon, at RiverStone Health Center, 123 S. 27th St. in Billings. Call 406-259-4384 for information and an appointment.
    Shriners Hospitals for Children is a health care system that is world renowned for pediatric specialty care, innovative research and teaching programs that treat children from birth to 18 years of age, who have a qualifying medical condition. There are 22 Shriners Hospitals in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, all focused on delivering their services with compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care.
    Areas of treatment include upper and lower extremity prosthetics, port wine stain, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, sports injuries, limb, hand, and toe conditions, osteogenesis imperfecta, brittle bone disease, knee, hip, and leg disorders, spinal disorders, neurological condition, cleft palate, burn injuries and scars, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and foot and ankle disorders.
    While the Hospital Corps is instrumental in holding screening clinics throughout the year, not only in Billings, but in various outlying communities in the state, a child in need can be processed at any time. Acceptance as a patient is based solely on a child’s medical needs, and care is provided regardless of the patient’s ability to pay for their admission and treatment in the Shrine Hospital environment.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Cheers for Charity with the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at Gordon Biersch Tapping Party

Launch into spring and join the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open team at Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant’s annual tapping of their limited edition of Maibock beer, Wednesday, April 4.
The Boca Park eatery hosts its annual tapping celebration to premiere its spring menu with an evening of appetizing cuisine and premium beers with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Shriners Hospitals for Children. Guests can enjoy complimentary tastes of seasonal menu items including the rosemary sweet potato fries, garden turkey burger and panko dusted salmon, paired with the handcrafted Maibock brew. Additionally, attendees can purchase raffle tickets for coveted prizes including Callaway gift cards, NIKE Golf shoes and a signed tournament pin flag from 2011 champion, Kevin Na.
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant is located at 750 S Rampart Blvd. inside the Boca Park Fashion Village. For additional information, call 702-487-6463.
About The 2012 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open:
The 2012 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is the ongoing commitment between Timberlake and Shriners Hospitals for Children® to continue the tradition of a PGA TOUR event in Las Vegas.  The collaboration between Shriners Hospitals for Children® as Title Sponsor and Host, along with Celebrity Host Justin Timberlake, creates a truly unique and world-class event for players and fans alike.  A variety of well-known golfers will participate in the competition and help support the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children®, while enjoying the signature flair that Las Vegas has to offer.  The 2012 tournament is October 1– 7, 2012 at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. Join the Celebration as we mark 30 years of PGA TOUR golf in Las Vegas and 90 years of care from Shriners Hospitals for Children.
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