Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Los Angeles Hosts Cornerstone Ceremony

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Now after 62 years, Shriners Hospital for Children — Los Angeles (SHC-LA) will be moving to a brand new state-of-the-art medical center located in Pasadena. To celebrate the transition, SHC-LA leadership alongside with officers of the California Grand Lodge, and the Chairman of the Board will perform a traditional ceremony post removal of the hospital’s cornerstone.

The Masonic cornerstone ceremony is a time-honored tradition which has taken place for hundreds of years in the United States of America. In 1944, at the height of World War II, Board approval was sought for the building of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Los Angeles. With time, patience, and determination, the Shriners of Al Malaikah temple raised 1.5 million dollars, and thus began their legacy of care for children in need. Under the guide of Potentate Virgil Frizzell the Cornerstone was laid atop the foundation at the corner of Geneva St. and Commonwealth Ave. in 1950.

Now after 62 years, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Los Angeles (SHC-LA) will be moving to a brand new state-of-the-art medical center located in Pasadena. To celebrate the transition, SHC-LA leadership alongside with officers of the California Grand Lodge, and the Chairman of the Board will perform a traditional ceremony post removal of the hospital’s cornerstone.

The highlight of the event will be the opening of a time capsule that was placed inside on June 19, 1950. This public ceremony will be one step closer to the hospital’s transition to the new Shriners for Children Medical Center (SFCMC) scheduled to open in summer of 2017.

What: Shriners Hospitals for Children — Los Angeles Cornerstone Ceremony
When: Friday, July 29, 2016
Time: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Where: 3160 Geneva Street, Los Angeles, CA 90020

About Shriners Hospitals for Children – Los Angeles
Shriners Hospitals for Children® —Los Angeles is a specialty hospital for orthopaedic conditions, prosthetics and orthotics, hand disorders, burn scars, and cleft lip and palate. We provide world-class care to children under 18 regardless of the families' ability to pay.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501 © (3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by laws. For more information, please visit the hospital website at SHCLA.org.

About the Masons of California
Masonry is the world’s first and largest fraternal organization, based on the belief that a man who strives to improve himself can also improve his community and the world at large. The Masons of California have more than 60,000 members and over 340 lodges located throughout the state. The California Masonic Foundation is committed to making a profound difference for our communities, and touches the lives of thousands of Californians each year. Learn more at freemanson.org/discoverMasonry.

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Carla Valenzuela
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