SALT LAKE CITY, March 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Potentate Paul Madsen, Utah leader of the El Kalah Shriners, is honored to be the Grand Marshall for the 2018 Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Salt Lake City on March 17 at 10:00AM.
"I am honored to represent Shriners as the Grand Marshall of the 2018 St. Patrick's Day Parade," said Paul Madsen, Potentate of the El Kalah Shriners. "Shriners are known for the nationwide network of hospitals that they support, and I hope with our presence in the parade this year, that we can continue to highlight the free medical resources that we provide to those most in need."
Throughout the state of Utah, there are hundreds of Shriners who contribute to the several causes of the Shriners international organization. The most widely known one being the national network of hospitals that provide free medical care to children in need.
The first Shriners Hospitals for Children was created in 1922 and the Salt Lake City location was opened in 1925. The Salt Lake City location has been in operation for 93 years and continues to provide medical services for pediatric orthopedics, burns, cleft lip and palate, and spinal cord injuries at no cost to the patients and their families.
We invite all members of the public to attend the 2018 Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Salt Lake City and to learn more about the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
SOURCE El Kalah Shriners