140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Monday, October 20, 2014

Gala Sunday & , October 27th (Golf Tournament) at Granite Bay Golf Club

Dear Family, Friends & Supporters of Shriners Hospital for Children,

The 2014 Shriners Hospital for Children Gala & Golf Tournament on Sunday, October 26th (Gala) and Monday, October 27th (Golf Tournament) at Granite Bay Golf Club is coming up soon!  If you have already signed up and/or sent in a sponsorship thank you very much.  If you are planning to play and/or sponsoring and have not sent in your registration yet, please send it in as soon as possible so we can make all the proper preparations for the event.  If you know anyone you think might be interested in supporting this great cause, please feel free to forward them this email. We are expecting a full field of golfers this year so please make sure to get your registration in early.  If you're not a golfer, please come to the Gala to show your support.
Thanks to many of you, last year our 3rd Annual Gala & Golf Tournament to benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children Northern California was a tremendous success.  We have been able to raise just over $70,000 in three years!  We were able again to present the check to Shriners Hospital at their annual fundraiser appreciation gathering.
Many of you know that our second son, Spencer, was born in May of 2007 with club foot on both feet. Within being 1 week old, he was referred to by our pediatrician to the Shriners Hospital for Children. Luckily there is a Shriners Hospital right here in Sacramento. He was in casts on both feet for the first 6 months of his life. He has had 5 surgeries to help with the condition.  He is now 7 years old and unless someone told you he had gone through all of this you would not know when you see him. He runs and jumps just like any other 7 year old. Spencer will for the most part lead a normal life.
Our first son, Mitchell, was also born with mild Cerebral Palsy and has been a patient at Shriners receiving care and check ups. Last year Mitchell took part in a GAIT study to analyze his movements and assess how he could be helped further.  Almost a year ago Mitchell underwent corrective surgery on his left leg and foot to begin the corrective process for his CP.  Mitchell is scheduled to have another GAIT study in January to evaluate his progress.  If the doctors are happy with his progress, he will then have an assessment on his upper body and begin that corrective process.  

The most amazing part is that Shriners Hospital does not determine patient care by ability to pay. No qualifying patient is refused. No family ever pays anything! Insurance companies do not determine the course of care, THE DOCTORS DO! The only place there is a cash register in the hospital is the cafeteria. I cannot place a value on it because I don't know, but I'm guessing the care Spencer and Mitchell have received between surgeries, prosthetic braces and regular visits adds up to well into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. As you can see, our family is forever grateful and indebted to the Shriners Hospital for Children and all their fantastic doctors and staff.

In order for the Shriner Hospital to be able to continue this mission they must be supported by fund raising. Attached is the flyer for our 2014 Gala & Golf Tournament at Granite Bay Golf Club to benefit the hospital.  Our goal is to raise over $50,000 for the hospital this year.  We ask for your support in any way you can whether it is participating in the golf tournament, a sponsorship or donation.
You can also visit www.golf4shriners.com for more information about the event and to register.  You can also visit our Golf4Shriners Facebook page to Like and Share.
 Thank you!
Brad Cady, PGA
Head Golf Professional, Granite Bay Golf Club 

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