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Shriners hold free evalutaion clinic

Published: Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 2:35 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 2:36 p.m. CDT

PERU — The Northern Illinois Valley Shrine Club of Peru will hold a screening clinic for Shriners Hospitals for Children. The clinic is from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 28 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital.

Parents and guardians of children who might benefit from the services provided by Shriners Hospitals for Children are invited to this free screening and evaluation clinic. Doctors will be available to screen patients for conditions treated at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Chicago.

Shriners Hospitals for Children provide treatment for children up to age 18 with orthopedic concerns, spinal cord injuries, cleft lip and palate and burns.

"Children eligible for care will receive all services in a family centered environment, regardless of the patient's ability to pay," said Bill Thomas of Peru. "Our Shriners Hospitals provide the best care available anywhere and we really want to help wherever we can."

Illinois Valley Community Hospital can also contact Mohammed Temple in Bartonville at 309-633-2802 or email mohammedshrine@sbcglobal.net to provide free transportation to and from the hospital. The hospital can provide free lodging, depending on each case for all patients and parents.

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