Shriners Hospitals for Children
The philanthropy of the Road Show USA are the Shriners
Hospitals for Children, a network of 22 hospitals that provide expert,
no-cost orthopaedic and burn care to children under 18. If you know a child
Shriners Hospitals might be able to help, please call toll-free at
1-800-237-5055 (in the U.S.) or 1-800-361-7256 (in Canada).
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of pediatric
specialty hospitals, founded by the Shrine, where children under the age of 18
receive excellent medical care absolutely free of charge. There are 18 orthopaedic
Shriners Hospitals, three Shriners Hospitals dedicated to treating children
with severe burns,
and one Shriners Hospital that provides orthopaedic, burn and spinal
cord injury care. Shriners Hospitals are located throughout
North America - 20 in the United States and one each in Mexico and Canada.
These "Centers of Excellence" serve as major referral centers for
children with complex orthopaedic and burn problems.
There is never a charge to the patient, parent or any third
party for any service or medical treatment received at Shriners Hospitals.
Shriners Hospitals accept and treat children without regard to race, religion or
relationship to a Shriner. Any child may be eligible for treatment at a Shriners
Hospital if the child is under 18 and if, in the opinion of the hospital's chief
of staff, the child has an orthopaedic or burn condition that Shriners Hospitals
All of the orthopaedic hospitals are equipped and staffed to
treat children with congenital orthopaedic deformities, problems resulting from
orthopaedic injuries, and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Three of the
orthopaedic hospitals (in Chicago,
also have special programs dedicated to caring for children with spinal cord
The Shriners Hospitals in Boston,
treat children with acute, fresh burns; children needing plastic reconstructive
or restorative surgery as a result of "healed" burns; children with
severe scarring, resulting in contractures or interference with mobility of the
limbs; and children with scarring and deformity of the face.
The Shriners Hospitals for Children are made possible by the Shrine
of North America, an international fraternity of approximately 500,000
members throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada and Panama.
The Shrines, as well as the many Masonic Lodges along the route
provide the Road Show USA with an invaluable network of support along the
route. Their assistance is greatly appreciated.
Participants of the Road Show USA are not Shriners or Masons,
but have chosen to contribute to the Shriners Hospitals for Children because it
is a worthy cause in need of assistance.
Details on how you may contribute to the Shriners
for Children are posted on the Donation page.
100% of the net proceeds of the Road Show USA
go directly to aid Shriners Hospitals for Children