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Shriners Hospitals for Children ® is a system of 22 hospitals in North America dedicated to treating children with orthopaedic problems and burn injuries. There are 18 orthopaedic hospitals, three burn hospitals and one hospital that provides orthopaedic, burn care and spinal cord injury care. The mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex, or sect, disability, national origin, or ability of a patient or family to pay.
Since the founding of Shriners Hospitals for Children in 1922, about $12 billion has been spent to provide quality and compassionate medical care to nearly a million children with orthopaedic problems, severe burn injuries or spinal cord injuries. Most of these services are paid for by the Shriners Hospital for Children endowment fund.
Without this fund, Shriners Hospitals for Children would not be able to ensure optimum and compassionate patient care. In order to meet the needs of thousands of children in need of the expert are Shriners Hospitals for Children provide, the endowment fund must continue to grow during these times of increasing costs of medical care.
Since approximately 90 percent of the annual Shriners Hospitals for Children operating budget will be spent in direct support of the 22 hospitals, your gift to its endowment fund is a gift to one of the world’s “purest” philanthropies.