La Prensa called it a “moving event.” The Fifth Annual Alzafar Shriners Charity Gala and Auction was held Saturday, October 15, 2011. La Prensa reporter Angela Covo interviewed Dylan Garner and Grachi Hernandez, two students with miraculous stories of how Shriners Hospitals have impacted their lives. The evening was a success, raising the goal of $50,000.
Shriners Hospitals for Children provide free medical care for children suffering from burns, orthopedic conditions, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate conditions. Worldwide, nearly one million children have been helped regardless of a patient’s ability to pay.