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Shriners make $2,500 donation to children's hospital

Thomson Shrine Club donated $2,500 to the Shrine Hospital for children located in Greenville, S.C. Receiving the check from President Wendy Cofer was Potentate Brooks Gaudry of the Alee Shrine Center in Savannah.

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Local Shrine Club President Wendy Cofer (right) presents a $2,500 check to Potentate Brooks Gaudry.

The Greenville Hospital opened its doors in 1927, and has helped over 40,000 children. Children from six southeastern states travel to the facility each year to receive care for orthopedic conditions that affect the bones, joints and muscles, whether congenital or acquired by accident.

The Greenville Shrine Hospital is part of a network of 22 hospitals located throughout North America that provides excellent, no cost medical care to children with orthopedic problems and burn care needs.

Since 1922, Shrine Hospitals have been helping children - free of charge. There is never a charge to the patient or family and no insurance, federal, state or local monies are used for any of the medical care or service provided by Shriners Hospitals. Admission is based on medical need for children from infancy to their 18th birthday.

Local Shriner members raised money for the Greenville Hospital this year by selling ads for their directory. Other fund-raising projects include the selling of hospital plaques and donations from hospital newspaper distribution.

Each year, several children from the Thomson area are either introduced to the program or are on continued treatment.

For more information on the Greenville Hospital, please contact any local Shrine Club member or call headquarters in Savannah at 912-355-2422.



Web posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2005











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