Hospital & Patient Services

Thank you Donna for providing the transportation and the incredible Wayne and Jeannie Sawyer. They were truly a blessing to us.  They are such warm and caring individuals.

The Shriner's Hospital in Greenville, SC is amazing.  You walk in and you are greeted with smiling faces.  The lobby is warm and kid friendly.  The staff are knowledgeable, helpful and they are smiling too.  This is the first hospital I have been in that kids are happy to be there. 

My granddaughter Alice was born May 9th with bilateral clubfeet. She weighed 4lbs 10ounces.  I called Shriner's Hospital in Greenville and talked to Lisa to make an appointment. She made it with Dr. Gibson. I am sending a picture to show you how quickly these amazing people care for children.  We will be returning weekly for 5-7 weeks. 
Thank you to everyone who is part of this wonderful organization.  The love, compassion and continued commitment to the children is truly appreciated.

Sincerely, Marion Thomason


We would like to thank you for all of your help to make it possible for us to take our infant son, Conner to seek treatment at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Greenville, SC.  We would also like to thank Conner’s sponsors, Ted & Alice Willis for connecting us with you.  Without your assistance of providing help with gas and a hotel stay we would not have the means to get him to Shriners for his medical treatment.  You are truly a blessing from God!


Allison Clarke (mother) and Jeremy Kelly (father)

  Graham - asked to the prom - you GO MAN!
Marley and her new sister Victoria - ready for the prom!

Roadrunners John & Carol Pugh at Shriners Hospitals for Children - Spokane - May 2015

Cleve Woolard with Erin at the Mum Festival in

New Bern - October 2015


Transportation to Shriners Hospitals

Sudan Shriners provides complimentary transportation (with a parent) to Shriners Hospitals for Children in Greenville, South Carolina, Cincinnati, Ohio, Boston, Massachusetts and Philadelphia, PA. We invite both parents of the child to travel on the first visit only. We have (8) vans available and there are always (2) volunteer Roadrunner drivers. If an overnight stay is necessary, we provide hotel accommodations at no charge. Sudan has a (2) wheelchair lift vans available for children with wheelchairs. 

If parents would rather drive their own vehicle, we provide a hotel room but the parents must call our office so reservations can be made in the child’s name.  Families driving are reimbursed for (2) gas receipts. Mail us the gas receipt from filling up the vehicle when leaving home and then again from filling up at the hospital.

This program requires constant TEAMWORK between the Hospital, temple staff, Roadrunner Unit and the parents. Our primary goal is to make sure the children keep their hospital appointments, thereby receiving the necessary treatment they deserve. The Shrine fraternity is comprised of volunteer members who freely give of their time and resources to ensure that the families are transported to and from our hospitals in a safe and efficient manner and this is why it is extremely important that parents take responsibility to call our office if they can not make the trip.

The drivers are on a limited time schedule and can only allow 15 minutes to wait at the designated pick up point before they must move forward. Please make prior arrangements to be picked up after the return trip from the hospital. The van will make periodic stops for meals and travel breaks. There is no smoking, food or beverages allowed on board. If a child needs a car seat please bring it with you or if your child has a wheelchair or needs a gurney, advise us in advance.

As an option, if parents would prefer to fly, Airlift Hope America is available at (800) 325-8908 and Children’s Flight of Hope at (919) 971-0131. There is no charge for flying but there are a few rules that apply.

Donna Horton, (Email: Sudan’s Patient Services Coordinator’s office hours are Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm. Please call (252) 636-3311 if you have any questions. It is our pleasure to provide you and your child / children with these services. The Transporation Program is funded totally by your donations.


Referring patient to Shriners Hospitals for Children - Greenville

Referral:  (866) 459-0013

History of the Sudan Roadrunners

This unique unit was formed approximately 20 years ago and their purpose was to transport patients to and from eastern North Carolina to Shriner’s Hospitals. The Mission Statement is “To provide safe and courteous transportation for the patients and parents traveling to and from Shriners Hospitals for Children”.

Our first members were dedicated to the point that they used their own vehicles. Then, thanks to the hard work and support of many Shrine clubs and units, our members started donating new vans to the transportation department. The program now have a nice fleet of first class mini and large passenger vans, some equipped with wheelchair lifts to assure patients and their parents have a safe and comfortable trip.

Sudan Shriners are very proud and fortunate to have the Roadrunners Unit, however it takes many dedicated Nobles working various fundraising activities such as fish frys, dances and other events to help donate to the transportation fund to ensure we can continue doing what we love. After all….it’s all about the KIDS!



August 2015

Joe Fuller made his 200th trip!  He is joined by Noah and his mom Angela.

August 2015

Sam Birmingham made his 50th trip!   Congrats!

May 2015

Jimmy Edmundson made his 100th trip.  He is joined by Roman and mother Ganna.

May 2015

Roadrunner Ben Grady, Jr. has

completed 100 trips!

He is joined by Celia, Ben and wife Lady Roadrunner Peggy.

Alvis Collins has completed 50 trips!  Way to go Alvis!!

December 2014

Lady Roadrunner Peggy Grady has completed 50 trips!

Peggy is joined by her husband Ben, Tyler and Tyler's mother.

October 2014

Roadrunner Tony Ferrell has completed 175 trips!

October 2014

Roadrunner John T. Pugh, Sr. has completed 50 trips!

August 2014

Roadrunner Stephen Smith's picture for his 175th trip to Shriners Hospitals for Children

July 2014

Greg Padgett's 50th trip on July 7th.  Picture includes Greg and Kenneth.

July 2014

Harriett Collins made her 51st trip on July 3rd.  Picture includes husband, Alvis Collins, Harrison and Jill Hauser.

January 2014

Don Vick made his 150th trip on January 20, 2014.  He is pictured here with Ashley and her grandmother.

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