Goal reached to build Shriners Hospital new playground

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Shriners Hospital for Children in Shreveport has raised the $175,000 needed to build a new patient friendly therapeutic playground.

It took just two weeks to raise the money.

“This was the quickest fundraising effort this hospital has ever seen,” said Shreveport Hospital Administrator Kim Green. 

KTAL NBC 6’s ‘6 Hours of Caring’ helped to raise nearly $8000 towards the goal. 

This new facility will provide for an expansion of the current therapy team’s development program at Shriners Hospital for Children, which serves children by promoting health, wellness, and social and emotional development. 

Support for youth programs throughout the Ark-La-Tex is a key thematic thread throughout The David and Teresa Disiere Foundation’s many philanthropic engagements. 

The Disiere’s were given the privilege to name the upcoming playground after David’s late father and longtime member of Shreveport’s El Karubah Shrine, Francis H. Disiere. In keeping with his own experience, David Disiere stated, “Generosity is a gift that keeps on giving, nowhere was this more powerfully demonstrated than by my extraordinary father, Francis H. Disiere.”

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