Message From Our Members:
Welcome to Sacramento Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge #6 (B.P.O.E. #6). We have proudly served the capital city of the Golden State for more than one hundred eighteen years. With a membership of over 740, our lodge is dedicated to the betterment of our community through our charitable endeavors. Thanks to our members' volunteer efforts, we generate funds to help in a multitude of local and national programs.
California - Hawaii Elks Major Project (Purple Pig) - 2013 Theme Child Andrew Bowring:
Andrew came into this world on December 11, 2010 as a healthy baby boy weighing 9 pounds 5 ounces. After several months Andrew's Grandmother noticed that he was behind in his motor skills. Because the family lives in a rural California where services for are very limited, especially physical therapy Andrew was referred to the Elks program. Treatment started when Andrew was 8 months old with Elks Therapist Denise Wilson. Andrew, being a strong willed little boy made rapid progress and was able to sit up and craw at 15 months, at 19 months he was able to walk on his own. Soon after Andrew was diagnosed as having mild Cerebral Palsy. Today Andrew wears braces to help position his feet and to prevent him from dragging his toes. Andrew does fall more than other children his age, but this doesn't stop him. Andrew is a very determined child, and definitely ALL BOY!
When someone from our Lodge asks you to support Purple Pig (Major Project) I hope you will remember Andrew Bowring, and all the other children we have helped over the years, and continue to give generously.