Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Mrs. Carter Announced As Ambassadors for Shriners Hospitals for Children

New Valentine's Day themed PSA to Raise Awareness of Expert Pediatric Care Available at Shriners Hospitals

Jan 27, 2016, 15:06 ET from Shriners Hospitals for Children

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Shriners Hospitals for Children® is pleased to announce former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Mrs. Carter have become ambassadors for the organization. As part of their support, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and noted humanitarian Mr. Carter appears in a Valentine's Day themed Shriners Hospitals for Children public service announcement (PSA).

The public is encouraged to visit shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/PSA to learn how former President and Mrs. Carter continue their legacy of philanthropy by helping the next generation receive the medical care they need. Media can also download the PSA at shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/PSA to air now through February 15.

Shriners Hospitals for Children provides specialty care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate at its 22 locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Shriners Hospitals manages all aspects of treatment, including surgery, rehabilitation and psychological support, regardless of the families' ability to pay.

"Shriners Hospitals for Children is very appreciative to Mr. and Mrs. Carter for their support. Their involvement will help us bring greater awareness to our mission to improve the lives of children in need of specialized medical care," said Jerry Gantt, chairman of the board of directors for Shriners Hospitals for Children. "We are honored by their efforts and hope to be able to continue to work together to make the world a better place."

"Rosalynn and I are very pleased to be helping Shriners Hospitals for Children raise awareness of their efforts to provide life-changing care for children throughout the world," said former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. "We have been following the philanthropic efforts of Shriners Hospitals for many years and we look forward to helping people understand they are a resource available when seeking medical care for their children."

About Shriners Hospitals for Children:
Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our 22 locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.  For more information visit shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.

Contact:
Amy Ritzel, aritzel@shrinenet.org
813-281-8643

 

SOURCE Shriners Hospitals for Children



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