Commemorative Items Celebrate A History of Brotherhood and Compassion

Sunday, July 1, 2012

140th anniversary items2012 is the 140th anniversary of Shriners International and the 90th anniversary of their official philanthropy, Shriners Hospitals for Children®.

To celebrate these milestones, the organizations are offering commemorative items for purchase. A 140-page coffee table book, Shriners – A Pictorial Celebration – 140 Years of Fun, Fellowship & Philanthropy, is meant to honor, celebrate and preserve the history of this great organization that, for 140 years, has offered its members brotherhood, fun and opportunities to serve others.  Our mini-documentary DVD, Shriners – A History of Brotherhood and Compassion, provides a look at the Shriners fraternity through the stories of members, and at the philanthropy, Shriners Hospitals for Children, through the stories of patients. There is also a vintage-style commemorative pin that cleverly and beautifully incorporates many of our fraternal symbols and colors, and recognizes the fraternity’s 140 years of history.

The items can be viewed and ordered online at http://support.shrinershospitals.org/Anniversary. Proceeds benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.

About Shriners International
Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun,fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth. There are approximately 310,000 members throughout the world. Learn more about joining Shriners International at www.beashrinernow.com.

About Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children® is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our health care facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. For more information, visit www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.