— Shriners Hospitals (@shrinershosp) August 8, 2015
In recent celebrity news, Jennifer Lawrence- star of the Hunger Games, paid a visit to a Shriners Childrens Hospital in Montreal. The actress is currently filming the newest installment of the X-Men series, directed by Bryan Singer. While stationed in Canada, Lawrence took photos with both the children and the staff members at the hospital. In addition to occasionally dropping in to visit with the patients at the childrens’ hospital, Lawrence is formally involved with other philanthropical pursuits. Lawrence has been linked with organizations like DoSomething.org, Feeding America, the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, The Thirst Project and the World Food Programme.
Shriners Hospitals for Children, have locations in Canada, the US and Mexico with the goal of providing the highest possible care to kids with conditions that include burn injuries, neuro musculo-skeletal conditions, and other needs. Shriners Hospitals cultivate a compassionate and collaborative environment with a focus on familial inclusion in the process.
Shriners Hospitals are also known for providing the continued education for doctors and other healthcare professionals. Shriners Hospitals are also known for their investment in conducting research with the aim of finding solutions and insights to information that enhances the quality of life for both the patients and the families of the patients treated by the hospital.
These hospitals pride themselves on providing services for all patients seeking care regardless of their ability or inability to pay.
Shriners International is headquartered in Florida. The hospitals are known as “The World’s Greatest Philanthropy”, and cater specifically to children under the age of 18. However, patients needn’t be affiliated with the Shriners in order to receive treatment at one of these facilities.