Sliders to help Shriners Hospitals

From left: Westfield White Castle General Manager Danielle Proctor, Shriner David Dore and Deputy Mayor Todd Burtron. Aug. 20 was declared Shriners Hospitals for Children Day and the Westfield fast-food location will be accepting donations to support sick children. (Photo by Robert Herrington)

From left: Westfield White Castle General Manager Danielle Proctor, Shriner David Dore and Deputy Mayor Todd Burtron. Aug. 20 was declared Shriners Hospitals for Children Day and the Westfield fast-food location will be accepting donations to support sick children. (Photo by Robert Herrington)

In Mayor Andy Cook’s absence, Deputy Mayor Todd Burtron declared Aug. 20 as Shriners Hospitals for Children Day in the city. Shiners Hospitals is a national non-profit organization committed to giving children the opportunity to live a more normal life.

“Shriners Hospitals for Children gives children the opportunity to receive treatment for orthopedic problems, severe burns and spinal cord injuries and provides them with a head-start in developing a normal life, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay, that is essential to becoming successful and contributing adults,” Burtron said.

On Aug. 20, Shriners and White Castle, 15005 U.S. 31, Westfield, will join together to encourage people to donate to Shriners Hospitals for Children. Shriner David Dore said the funds are collected by White Castle and then donated to Shriners Hospitals.

“We do the soliciting, we never touch a penny,” he said.

Funding will help support three major hospitals that Indiana children visit – Chicago, Cincinnati and Lexington, Ky.

“We appreciate the residents of Westfield for their donations,” said Danielle Proctor, general manager of the Westfield White Castle.

“Go eat White Castle on Aug. 20,” Burtron said.