Friday, September 25, 2009

Shriners Hospital Los Angeles: Brought smiles to even a 900+ yr old YODA!

I had the great opportunity to be invited to Shriners Hospital Los Angeles where over 1,000 kids from around Southern California where treated to fun, laughter, books, magic and much more!

Photo left: Yoda and Obi-Shawn aka Shawn Crosby. He donates his time, passion and fancy outfits and brings smiles to millions of kids.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a one-of-a-kind international health care system dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs.Children up to the age of 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate are eligible for admission and receive all care in a family-centered environment at no financial obligation to patients or families.

Upcoming events:

East-West Shrine Game
Since 1925, the East-West Shrine Game has been raising awareness and funds for the pediatric specialty care available at Shriners Hospitals for Children. The game pits all-star senior athletes who attend college in Eastern North America against those attending college in Western North America and is televised live on ESPN2. For more information or to sponsor this event, visit

Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

Justin Timberlake has teamed with Shriners Hospitals for Children for the PGA TOUR's Las Vegas stop. The 2009 tournament will take place Oct. 12-18 at TPC Summerlin. The final rounds will be televised live on The Golf Channel. For more information or to sponsor this event, visit Follow tournament updates on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a one-of-a-kind health care system providing pediatric specialty care to thousands of kids each no charge...thanks to the generosity of donors, past and present. There are many ways to give from direct gifts to planned gifts and all gifts, big or small, make a difference. Please donate today to help kids defy the odds.

Photo: LaFern Cusack hangs out with Huffalump!

Thank you for helping kids defy the odds through your support of Shriners Hospitals for Children!
Donations can be made to benefit a specific hospital or be given to where most needed. Donate online, download a mailable form or give by phone by calling (800) 241-GIFT (4438) or go to:

Shriners Hospital Los Angeles
3160 Geneva StreetLos Angeles, CA 90020-1199
Telephone: (213) 388-3151 Fax: (213) 387-7528

LaFern Cusack
currently produces and hosts 710 ESPN's Experience (Sun. 5a-6a) and Radio Disney AM1110 Playground (Sun 6:30a-7a). With these shows LaFern delivers an inspiring, dynamic and insightful experience to listeners. She brings her humor, warmth and talent for tackling topical community issues with her unique style connecting with every aspect of the show.
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