Shriners Hospitals for Children


Boots tries to keep his pal Brewster out of trouble and safe as he teaches him about burn awareness and fire safety at home!

Produced for Shriners Hospitals for Children, I had the pleasure of directing and working with some super talented people to make this film happen. Those people include:

















[You do quite a lot of charity work. How important is giving back to you? How did you choose the various foundations you support?] It’s really, really important to give back, whether you’re in the entertainment industry or not. It’s something that everyone should do and should want to do. I have my own reasons for getting involved with the various charities that I’m a part of and I want to start something else on my own - a cause with my own vision of what I’d like to make a difference in and with my own direction. But I think it’s everyone’s responsibility to give back.” x


So, I am officially four weeks (and a day) past surgery, as I had it on the 29th!!! I am feeling great. Big thanks to Dr. Samdani who did my surgery at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia; he did a great job. (I was number 133 that he had ever done.) I feel like a whole new person, although I am still having pain in my hip sometimes, and my left leg is sort of sore. I cannot wait to go back to doing my sports, and being able to run. All and all, I think this was one of the best decisions I have ever made, and I would recommend it to anyone who qualifies.

Hungry?  How about having breakfast with Breaking Bad’s RJ Mitte!

Albuquerque Comic Expo is pleased to announce a special event breakfast with RJ Mitte.  Tickets are $50 per person with proceeds going to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Breakfast will be on Sunday, June 29th, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Albuquerque Comic Expo’s Panel Room F (upstairs).  Tickets for this special event will be available here at the show at the Albuquerque Comic Expo booth.


Shriners Hospitals for Children - Boston is an organization that my Organizational Behavior team has been studying for the last few weeks and I have completely fallen in love with them. In short, SHC-Boston has an amazing company culture that truly engulfs you as soon as you step into the hospital and every employee passionately embodies the Shriners mission of putting the child first. 

Our team has heard so many amazing stories of the work Shriners has done - from the big cases to the little things - and each makes it apparent that the organization and everyone in it is 100% dedicated to the cause. 

Shrine Bowl game, activities coming to Hays

Shrine Bowl game, activities coming to Hays

FHSU University Relations

HAYS, Kan. — Hundreds of Kansas high school students and graduated seniors from the class of 2015 will converge on the Fort Hays State University campus next week for the annual Kansas East-West All-Star Shrine Bowl football game.

The game is a fundraiser for the the Shriners Hospitals for Children and will kick off at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at FHSU’s Lewis Field…

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Shrine Bowl game, activities coming to Hays

Shrine Bowl game, activities coming to Hays

FHSU University Relations

HAYS, Kan. — Hundreds of Kansas high school students and graduated seniors from the class of 2015 will converge on the Fort Hays State University campus next week for the annual Kansas East-West All-Star Shrine Bowl football game.

The game is a fundraiser for the the Shriners Hospitals for Children and will kick off at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at FHSU’s Lewis Field…

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So this little man is going in for his first surgery on Monday. I’ve been super emotiona-I mean, I’m not bothered by it one bit. It’s not even a life saving surgery. It’s almost 100% cosmetic. There are hearing and breathing issues associated, but Philip has a very mild cleft, not even reaching his palate. But the whole situation has me getting misty-eyed and choked up quite often. The idea that my 4 month old son has to go in for surgery is painful. Especially when I see him smile like in the picture. I have to remind myself how it’s going to help him in the long run. If he were to remain 4 months old forever, that would be a different story. But I’ve got to look at the big picture. And it’s a good thing. Keep my family and me in your prayers.

Justin Timberlake will bring his annual all-star benefit concert back to Las Vegas -- EXCLUSIVE

He makes us dance, he makes us laugh, he makes us rock our bodies in ways we never thought possible—let’s be real here, Justin Timberlake can make us do just about anything.

This fall, the 30-year-old star will put his powers to good use by co-hosting the fourth annual Justin Timberlake & Friends concert, this year dubbed the Old School Jam, a benefit for the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

The concert, scheduled for Oct. 1 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, is part of Timberlake’s weeklong men’s pro golf tournament, also held to benefit Shriners.

He will co-host the show with comedian Wayne Brady, with a performance lineup that features artists hand-picked by Timberlake for their influence on him: Earth, Wind & Fire, Charlie Wilson, Vanilla Ice, the Commodores, the Sugar Hill Gang, Sister Sledge and Color Me Badd.

According to a rep for the event, the last three Old School Jam concerts have raised over $1 million for the Shriners Hospital network.

Tickets will go on sale Monday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. PST and range in price from $100 to $500 plus applicable live entertainment tax. They can be purchased at the Theatre for the Performing Arts box office at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.


We’ve featured so many awesome custom guitars here over the years that it’s about time we put together a Geyser of Awesome band. The newest member would play this fantastic Dashcaster, a one-of-a-kind custom electric guitar carved to look jut like Rainbow Dash, pegasus pony from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.The Dashcaster was created by DeviantArtist engineermk2004. The body is hand-carved basswood painted with acrylics and covered in clear coat, the neck is made of maple, and the fretboard is rosewood.

The Dashcaster is currently up for auction on Ebay. All proceeds will go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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Palestinian Girl arrives to Portland for life changing treatment

Hizar Haikal is a two year old girl from Jenin. She was born with a tibial deficiency in her right leg. If left untreated Hizar will not be able to walk. She arrived to Portland, Oregon last night with her aunt who accompanied her. She will soon begin treatment where she will undergo surgery to disarticulate her her right leg and once healed she will be fitted with a customized prosthesis. This prosthesis will enable her to walk for the first time. Hizar will undergo treatment at the Shriners Children’s hospital in Portland. She will be under the care of our newly established PCRF Portland Chapter. Thank you to all the volunteers from the Portland community for the warm welcome! 

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Kris Jenner And Jennifer Lawrence Caught In The Act!

Kris Jenner And Jennifer Lawrence Caught In The Act!

Kris Jenner posted this waggish print of herself and Jennifer Lawrence. They demeanour like they’ve been held in a act! What they were held in a act doing… well, that’s anybody’s theory ;).

RELATED: Jennifer Lawrence took a mangle from a ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ set to revisit Shriner Children’s Hospital.

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Premier Philippe Couillard and Ministers Gaétan Barrette and Robert Poëti take part in the inauguration of the Shriners Hospitals for Children

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MONTRÉAL, Aug. 20, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, the Québec Premier Philippe Couillard, the Minister of Health and Social Services Gaétan Barrette, and the Minister of Transport and Minister responsible for the Montréal region Robert Poëti, took part in the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Shriners Hospitals for Children — Canada located in Montréal.

“When I was Minister of Health and Social Services in 2003, the Québec government actively collaborated with key players to keep the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Montréal. We convinced them of the advantages to maintain their activities here, and we are very happy to take part in today’s inauguration and see the result of this large-scale project. This is excellent news for children and their families. The new paediatric medical care and research centre will be world-class,” said the Premier.

The new Shriners Hospitals for Children, which neighbours the new Montreal Children’s Hospital McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), is twice the size of the previous hospital, which was established on Cedar Avenue in Montréal in 1925. It has more than 20 individual rooms, as well as an operating area and various research areas.

“With its super-specialized paediatric orthopaedic care and services, the Shriners Hospitals for Children is a full fledged partner in our health network and an undeniable asset to Montreal’s scientific influence. It goes without saying that the construction of this new hospital beautifully complements the wave of modernization in university medicine in Montréal, and we therefore express our deepest gratitude to the very generous Shriners organization,” added Minister Barrette.

“Today, I share in the pride of all those who furthered the construction of the new Shriners hospital in Montréal. Far-reaching, innovative projects like this contribute to Montréal’s development and presence on the international scene. This modern institution which is unique in Canada, will have a lasting effect on the city’s standing, as well as on medical progress, improving the well-being of children here and abroad,” said Minister Poëti.

SOURCE Cabinet du premier ministre

View The Amazing My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Dashcaster Guitar

View The Amazing My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Dashcaster Guitar

The DeviantArt user engineermk2004 made a real and working electric guitar any My Little Pony fan would love to have!  This custom electric guitar is hand carved from solid basswood with a maple neck and rosewood fret board. It’s then painted Acrylic with a five layer clear coat.  The best thing is proceeds from this guitar are going to charity!

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World's First Child to Receive a Bilateral Hand Transplant Returns Home from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Precocious 8-year-old Zion Harvey, the world’s first child to receive a bilateral hand transplant earlier this summer, and charismatic little boy who captured the hearts of millions around the world, was discharged from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) earlier today. Earlier this summer, surgeons at CHOP joined with colleagues from Penn Medicine and Shriners Hospitals for Children - Philadelphia to complete this landmark surgery and at a press conference on July 28, Zion, his family, and his medical team were introduced to the world. Read Zion’s full story here:

Following surgery, Zion spent a week in CHOP’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, then was moved to a medical unit and eventually moved to an inpatient rehabilitation unit where he has been receiving physical and occupational therapy several times per day, an essential step to gaining improvement in hand function.

“We are so proud of Zion,” said lead surgeon, L. Scott Levin, M.D., FACS. “Almost immediately after surgery, Zion displayed his resilience and positive attitude as he adjusted to the incredible experience of having new hands. In daily sessions with CHOP physical and occupational therapists, he has worked hard, slowly gaining movement and strength in each hand, learning to pick up and hold objects.”

Levin, who is the Director of the Hand Transplantation Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Penn Medicine, and Professor of Surgery (Division of Plastic Surgery) at the Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania, led the 40-member multidisciplinary team who performed the operation.

Zion will continue to receive therapy on an outpatient basis. The treatments may last as long as two years and are aimed at enabling Zion’s full use of his transplanted hands. Dr. Levin and his team will continue to follow Zion monthly initially, then annually throughout his lifetime. Doctors are very optimistic about his progress so far as well as his long term potential.

“The challenges facing Zion are new, but his determination should overcome them. He’s already done so many amazing things,” said Zion’s mother Pattie Ray. “This is just one more hurdle he’s ready to jump.”

Note for Editors, Producers and Reporters:
At the family and clinical team’s request, CHOP did not allow any media to visit Zion while he was recovering in the hospital and Zion and his family did not provide any interviews during this time, as they were completely focused on Zion’s therapy and recovery.

Zion’s family has requested that all requests, inquiries and opportunities be directed to Ashley Moore at At an appropriate time, CHOP and Zion’s family will issue additional updates and offer interview opportunities. CHOP and the family are grateful for the media’s understanding and respect for privacy.

About The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation’s first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children’s Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 535-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit

MEDIA CONTACT: Ashley Moore, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Office: 267-426-6071 or Cell: 215-630-4683

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Karate class for disabled children teaches discipline, perseverance at Shriners

Children with disabilities at Shriners Hospital for Children in Greenville are getting a new kick out of life with a new karate program offered by Hurricane Martial Arts Center instructor Kevin Ballenger. Ballenger volunteers every Friday at Shriners to teach a group of children the principles of discipline, honor, respect and self-control through karate.

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Jennifer Lawrence Visits Children’s Hospital During ‘X-Men’ Filming

Jennifer Lawrence Visits Children’s Hospital During ‘X-Men’ Filming

Jennifer Lawrence re-confirmed her perfection over the weekend, taking time out from shooting “X-Men: Apocalypse” in Montreal to visit the city’s Shriner’s Hospital for Children. Shriner’s shared photos from the visit, which include Jen posing with kids and signing a young man’s cast:

A very special visitor stopped by our Canada hospital today. Jennifer Lawrence is in Montreal filming a new…

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