Planting For The Future Shriners Children's Chicago
Shriners Children's and The Chicago Region Tree Initiative are planting for the future. 15 new trees will help ensure the children's hospital on the outskirts of Chicago is a place of hope and healing for children for the next 100 years.
A hundred years ago a group of Shriners decided to add philanthropy to their meeting structure and their activities that they were doing.
I think everything they do is for the kids and I love to be part of it, so I look forward to coming to work every day.
Because I like to go to Shriners.
Changing the model in how we deliver healthcare at Shriners Children's, we're trying to get to more kids in more places. The days of checking into a hospital and staying there for weeks at a time are a thing of the past. A lot is done on an outpatient basis now, and we need to be in more places that make it easier on the families, with less focus on long distance to travel, long stays.
I'm ready for the next hundred. I don't know if I'll be here, maybe for 50 of it or so, but I'll try. I'll do my darnedest.