Leading Branson Missouri travel club supports their local Shriners by donating portions of their weekly profits
Online PR News – 22-September-2009 – – Walt Peters
Forever Grand Vacations has been the leader in the travel field for many years and has always supported a wide variety of charity organizations. According to Eileen Most, the company’s COO, “We support many different charities, but the Shriners Children’s hospitals are especially important to our community. And they need all the additional support they can get in this economy as donations are down even though assisting sick children and their families is a most worthy cause.”
Forever Grand Vacations is the largest travel club in the Midwest with many couples walking through their preview centers every day. “We need to raise awareness and do what we can as a company, but we are also asking the public and our members to help us support them by purchasing tickets and attending their fundraising events such as the Shriner’s Circus.” The Shriners Hospitals for Children is a one-of-a-kind international health care system of 22 hospitals, dedicated to providing pediatric orthopedic specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to age 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment at no charge, regardless of financial need.
“Once people are aware of all the incredible services these hospitals offer children free of charge, we here at Forever Grand Vacations are certain they will join us in our support”, states Most. Shriners Hospitals for Children has been a leader in pediatric orthopedic care since 1922. The hospitals specializing in orthopedics are dedicated to providing medical and rehabilitative services to children with congenital deformities, problems resulting from orthopedic injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. The Shriners Hospitals for Children specializing in burns have been leaders in burn care and research since opening in the mid-1960s. In the early 1980s, Shriners Hospitals for Children opened the nation's first spinal cord injury rehabilitation centers specifically designed for kids Treatment is provided for burn injuries and related scarring, along with physical and emotional rehabilitation. Cleft lip and palate was added to the health care system's treatment disciplines in 2005.
Forever Grand Vacations want to do their part in letting the public know just what the Shriners do for the children.
Services available at Shriners Hospitals for Children fill the need for coordinated, comprehensive multidisciplinary care for children and a complete range of services needed in order to recover to the fullest extent possible. If you know of a child Shriners Hospitals might be able to help, please call our toll-free patient referral line: In the U.S.: 1-800-237-5055. In Canada: 1-800-361-7256. As Most says, “All these services are totally free so for many of these families that have suffered hardship and don’t have health insurance these hospitals are the one place where their children will be treated with the best of care and services absolutely free of charge.
Forever Grand Vacations holds their vacation previews throughout the day their Branson location on Hwy 76. Anyone interested in attending is encouraged to contact their office to schedule an appointment.
Forever Grand Vacations
Vista Plaza Center
2005 West Highway 76 Suite 205
Branson, MO 65616