Matilda playing near our bricks

Mar 01, 2019 / General News

Paving the Way to Bright Futures

If you are on the grounds of the hospital, take a moment to explore the James F. Chambers, Jr. Youth Fitness Park. The park features a large green lawn surrounded by an inviting walking path, which winds past decorative sculptures and recreational areas.

In this tranquil outdoor setting you will also find a brick pathway. Upon closer inspection, you will discover that these bricks are unique. Many of them are engraved with a name or personalized message to honor a loved one or celebrate a milestone.

But one thing these amber-colored blocks have in common is that each one is a symbol of hope and support for Scottish Rite Hospital patients.

“Participating in our brick program is a meaningful and affordable way for our donors to leave a legacy on the grounds of Scottish Rite Hospital,” says Stephanie Brigger, the hospital’s vice president of Development.

One of the longtime supporters, Dallas-area donor Michael Turner, began creating a legacy when the program started 20 years ago. Since then, he has donated more than 100 bricks to the hospital.

“I give from my heart,” Turner explains. “I give bricks rather than flowers because a brick will last forever.”

Individuals, families, corporations and anyone who wants to create a bright future for the patients of Scottish Rite Hospital can participate in the program. The cost of each brick is $150 and multiple bricks can be purchased, with all funds supporting the hospital.

Remember a loved one, commemorate a milestone or celebrate a special occasion, while benefiting hospital patients. To purchase a brick or receive more information, call 214-559-7618. You may also fill out an engraved brick donation form on our website here.

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