140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Friday, February 28, 2014

Message from Jody

 The legendary band The Eagles has been raising funds for Shriners Hospitals for Children during the month of February, for the last part of their North American tour. 
 Here's a message from Jody:
I would like to thank all of the Hospital PR Staff, and the Noble Sirs and ladies of the Shriners for making the Eagles tour such a huge success. We have so far raised $40,832.70 !!!
Special Thanks:
  • Joe Alvarado – Zelzah Shrine (PP) & Bill Lowry (LV Chamber)
  • Ken Flournoy & Carl Jones – Hella Shrine
  • Connie Boyd – Houston/Galveston Hospitals
  • Houston Hospital staff!
  • David Ashley – Arabia Shrine
  • Larry Breland – Jerusalem Shrine
  • Christian Berg – Shreveport Hospital
  • John Howard – Morocco Shrine
  • Beth Ann Demas – Tampa Hospital
  • Vanessa Mosley – Cincinnati Hospital
  • Lynn Dunlap – Greenville Hospital
  • Stephanie Byrwa – Philly Hospital
There are SO many others who make me SO happy to raise funds for the Hospitals. It’s not just the amazing work that the Hospitals do, and the huge percentage that is donated directly to the Hospitals for me (though, those are important), it’s about the lifelong friendships that I have made. The PEOPLE are really what make this such a pleasure for me. Tammy Robbins has believed in this program from the beginning, and has been INSTRUMENTAL in getting Imperial Sirs on board and spreading the word to the point that I’m pretty sure nearly everyone knows of me and my program at this point!
Compulsory shout out to Chuck Baer and all at Moslem, too!
This fundraiser came about through our good friend Jody Carson, who heads up the "Rock It for Kids" company. Jody has been working with our hospitals for more than 5 years with such bands as Foreigner, Jason Bonham Led Zeppelin Experience and, last summer, Kid Rock.
 So many of you out there have played a big role in making these fundraiser happen (Thanks to the large group of Shriners and their families who sell CDs at the concerts, and the bands donate a percentage to Shriners Hospitals for Children.)
Over the past five years, Jody has helped raise nearly $230,000 for our hospitals! Be on the lookout for some big news about summer concert tours (yes, more than one) that will be supporting our hospitals!

II about summer concert tours (yes, more than one) that will be supporting our hospitals!

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