Each year on Kids Day, thousands of community volunteers take to the streets to sell the Sacramento Bee.
Team FOX40 will be located in front of the Hospital on Stockton Blvd in Sacramento, where the morning crew will be broadcasting from location during FOX40 News, 4:30a-10a.
The newspaper is wrapped with a special section written by Shriners Hospitals showcasing its special programs and personal triumphs.
This Kids Day section is only available on this day through volunteers selling The Bee on street corners throughout the Sacramento region. The newspapers are sold for $1 each with .75 cents going directly to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
The story of Shriners Hospitals began more than 80 years ago with the dream of providing free medical care to children with club foot, absence of limbs and other orthopedic conditions. When the first Shriners Hospital opened in 1922, the medical landscape was much different – polio was a national concern, there was no such thing as managed care, and not all families could afford to go to get professional medical attention.
Shriners Hospitals have been a dream come true for thousands of families whose children suffered from the crippling effects of polio and other orthopedic ailments. Hospital archives are filled with triumphant accounts of children who regained the ability to walk, and the independence and skills needed to lead active, productive lives. Over the years, the Shriners gift of free care has touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of children and provided doctors and scientists with opportunities to advance medicine through collaborative teaching and research.