ErinElizabeth Purcell – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOOD RANCH, FL) – On Sept. 14 the Mustangs for Kids club traveled to Shriners Children’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida.
Shriners provides all their services, surgeries and physical therapy completely free for disabled youth.
This is the hospital that Mustangs for Kids fundraises for all year long.
President junior Ethan Spasciani said, “It’s a great way to see exactly what we are fundraising for, and it helps people realize what a good cause it really is.”
Mustangs were able to visit their Florida facility, receive a full tour, and be in a conference with other schools about how they can best fundraise for the hospital individually. As Shriners does not charge for its services, it depends on donations to keep its foundation alive.
Mustangs were also given the opportunity to meet patients from the hospital and hear their life stories.
Kids can receive treatment at Shriners from birth to 18 and with a large variety of available treatment options, many people stay with the Shriners program throughout their whole life.