The Shriners Burn Hospital
for Children is constantly striving to improve quality of life for children with burn injuries. It’s impressive to see the amount of research accomplished by Shriners Hospitals, and how much Shriners patients have benefited from that research.
Each year, thousands of children are severely burned and require specialized treatment for their injuries. Since Shriners hospitals first made the commitment to advancing burn treatment by opening burn centers in the 1960s, over 45,000 children world wide have received care at Shriners burn hospitals.
It was only a few decades ago that children with severe burns had little chance of survival. Today, they are being saved and rehabilitated, thanks to the great advances made by Shriners Hospital-related burn research. The areas being studied include methods of treating certain respiratory ailments in patients with severe burns, and understanding the nutritional needs of burn patients. As a result of these and other ongoing research projects, the outlook for children suffering the agony of severe burns has greatly improved.
As a longtime benefactor of the hospital, TSSA takes great pride in being a part of that legacy, and will continue to do so into the future. Be sure to participate in our next fundraiser, which will take place at the 2011 Convention and Trade Show in Austin from October 16-18. For additional information, call TSSA at 888-259-4902.
TSSA Charity Fundraisers Raise Needed Funds for Children's Hospital
TSSA has supported the Shriners Children’s Hospitals since 2001 and because of the generosity of our members, has past the $350,000 contribution mark! “It’s easy to continue to support a worthy organization that provides care to children without charging their families for the medical attention they receive,” said Doug Hunt of Owners Management Company. To donate an auction item, or for sponsorship information, contact the TSSA office. TSSA raised $124,274 in 2011 through a combination of live and silent auctions, a Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament, individual donations, and the Starfish: Make a Difference campaign. Pictured at right center Shriners Hospital staff accepts a check for $124,274 from Doug Hunt (center), David Hunt (second from right) and TSSA's Silvia Pendleton .
The 2013 TSSA Charitable Fundraising Chair is:
David Hunt, Owners Management Company