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Loyal volunteer embraces Kids Day spirit

Monday, September 22, 2014

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) For the past six years, Suzanne Glimstad has spent the first Tuesday in October on the corner of Bond Road and Elk Grove Boulevard. Joined by friends and fellow Shriners Hospital supporters, Suzanne is there to sell Kids Day newspapers.

“It is so rewarding to see the generosity of the Elk Grove people and to hear so many people say that their child was helped by the Shriners,” Suzanne says. “That’s why I volunteer on Kids Day. It’s a wonderful feeling, having so many people thanking us for helping the children and encouraging us to keep up the good work,” she adds.

Having a sister with Down Syndrome, Suzanne knows the difficulties children can face, whether it be physical or emotional. So when she heard about the Kids Day event to support Shriners Hospitals for Children, Suzanne signed up to help. Over the years, Suzanne and her team have sold hundreds and hundreds of Kids Day newspapers, raising funds and public awareness to support expert pediatric care for children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, scars from any cause and other complex surgical needs.

On Tuesday, October 7, Suzanne and her team will be back on the corner of Bond Road and Elk Grove Boulevard. They’ll be wearing their Kids Day t-shirts and selling the Kids Day newspapers for $1 each, with net proceeds benefiting the Shriners Hospital in Sacramento. Those who purchase the paper are sure to be inspired by the triumphant stories of children served by Shriners Hospital.

To learn more about how Kids Day makes a positive difference one volunteer and one dollar at a time, call the Kids Day hotline at 916-453-2332 or send email to kidsday@shrinenet.org.

Ranked as one of the top pediatric orthopaedic programs by U.S. News & World Report, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is a regional a pediatric medical center providing the gift of specialized care to children with orthopedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, scars from any cause, cleft lip and other complex surgical needs. Admission is based on age and diagnosis. Care is provided regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For further information about Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California, please call 916-453-2000 or go online to shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.