The George and Thelma Paraskevaides Foundation for the past 40 years has established a collaboration with the Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield.  Through this collaboration, children from Cyprus and the surrounding Mediterranean area are able to receive life-changing surgery and treatment for serious orthopedic condition. Part of our mission is to assist these children and their families, when needed, by providing help with transport, housing and translation. Every year 20-25 children and their families travel to Springfield from Cyprus for treatment.

“The money sent to us by the Q Foundation for Kids means that any child that needs to travel to the U.S.A for treatment, regardless of their family’s financial condition, has the opportunity to do so. No one is left behind!” Said Costas Paraskevaides, Executive Director of the Paraskevaides Foundation.

“The Q Foundation provides needed money to assist children and their families in times of medical need.  This is all made possible by our many generous donors who we are so appreciative for” said Gary Bergenske, Chairman of the Foundations Board of Trustees.