- Kathy Vetal, General Manager, Lee Freniere, Public Relations Specialist and Rachel Jarvis, employee & former patient
Common Ground Restaurant in West Springfield, MA believes in giving back.
Each month a committee of restaurant employees selects a non-profit organization to be the beneficiary of Papaâ€™s Table. Shriners Hospitals for ChildrenÂ® in Springfield, Mass., was chosen for the month of June 2011. Through the program, Common Ground Restaurant donated 5% of every dollar spent at that table for the entire month to the hospital.
“Our strongest asset has always been our community. It is a critical part of our mission to support the people who support us. We regularly look to partner with local non-profit groups to host fundraisers, and support tons of local community events.” said Mike Sullivan, owner of Common Ground.
We are grateful to Mike and his staff for their generosity and effort to spread the word about the pediatric orthopaedic expertise provided at Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Springfield, MA patients:
Due to Hurricane Irene, all outpatient appointments will be canceled for Monday, August 29.
Surgical appointments are NOT affected at this time. Staff is contacting patients and families. If you have any questions regarding appointments at the Springfield, MA hospital, please call 413-787-2000.
Join us for a day of family fun including the Melha Shrine Clowns, Forest Park Traveling Zoo, Springfield Armor Basketball Station, magician, face painting, music, and more!
The walkathon begins at Shriners Hospital in SpringfieldÂ and continues through Van Horn Park and back to theÂ hospital for a barbecue, an easy 3-mile walk.
Shriners Hospitals for ChildrenÂ®
516 Carew Street
Springfield, MA 01104
Saturday, September 17, 2011 (Rain or Shine)
Registration begins: 9:00 am
Walk begins: 10:00 am
BBQ and Entertainment: 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
registration fee (Walkers and Non-Walkers)
$5 children 14 and under
$40 family maximum
All proceeds benefit Shriners Hospitals for ChildrenÂ® â€“ Springfield.
A waiver must be signed to participate in walkathon.
Registration fee waived if pledges exceed cost of registration fee.
Simply download and send in a registration form or register the day of the walk.
Download our registration form here >>
or contactÂ Lee FreniereÂ (413) 755-2307 orÂ firstname.lastname@example.org
Free parking at the Boys and Girls Club.
Located directly across from Shriners Hospital.
We look forward to seeing you at the Walkathon & BBQ! Thank you for your support.
Springfield, MA - The rehabilitation staff at Shriners Hospital for Children will hold an Orthopaedic Update for Physical and Occupational Therapists on:
Date: Â Friday, October 21, 2011
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Lunch is included
Registration Fee: $25.00
Location: Shriners Hospital for Children,
516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104
This program is designed to provide updates and strategies to therapists involved in the care of children with musculoskeletal disorders.
To register or for more information, contact Maureen Nahorniak, MBA, P.T. at 413.735.1260 or email@example.com.
Shriners Hospitals for Children, Springfield is one of 60 pediatric sites participating in the CARRA International Registry. The Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) is a North American organization of pediatric rheumatologists who have joined together to answer critical questions about arthritis and rheumatic disease through clinical research. Childhood arthritis is the number one cause of acquired disability in children and is the sixthÂ most common childhood disease following asthma, congenital heart disease, cerebral palsy, diabetes and epilepsy. It is estimated that 300,000 children in the U.S. suffer from some form of arthritis or rheumatic disease.
The CARRA registry is a database (collection of information) of patients with pediatric rheumatic diseases. Researchers will study the information that is stored in the database in the hopes of improving future treatments and health outcomes and maybe even preventing or curing pediatric rheumatic diseases in the future. CARRA plans to enroll more than 20,000 patients at its 60 participating centers and as of August 2011 has enrolled more than 5,000 children.
Your child may be eligible to participate in the CARRA Registry if he/she is 21 years old or younger and has been diagnosed with a rheumatic disease. You can find the participating site closest to you at www.carranetwork.org. At your childâ€™s first visit, you will be asked to review and sign a consent form, answer questions about your childâ€™s medical and family history and how his/her medical condition affects his/her life, and provide contact information for yourself and other persons who know how to contact you and your child. At follow-up visits approximately twice each year, you will be asked to update changes to medications, answer questions about how your childâ€™s medical condition affects his/her life, and review and update contact information, if necessary. More information is available through the links below. Health information stored in the CARRA Registry is completely confidential. By participating in research such as this, you can contribute towards a better tomorrow for children and young adults with arthritis and rheumatic disease.
For more information on CARRA, the CARRA Registry, and childhood arthritis, please visit www.carranetwork.org.