A message from the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation

Ryan and Dwight hope to raise $10,000 to support the burn camp, which will host 70 children between the ages of 8 and 18. They are determined to reach the West Coast as a personal challenge as well as helping young burn survivors.

Started in 1991, the Arthur C. Luf Children's Burn Camp is located in northern Connecticut on 176 acres. Every summer, burn survivors come to the burn camp, which is a safe and fun environment that helps kids heal emotionally and physically. The Burn Camp is free to the children, who come primarily from the Northeast and some foreign counteries, but any burn survivor child anywhere is welcome. More than 70 adult counselors, primarily active and retired firefighters and burn unit nurses, occupational and physical therapists, child psychologists and even a doctor will serve as mentors for the week.

It's also our goal to promote burn awareness and fire prevention and education, which we do year around. We sponsor a burn survivor, burned in a car accident that involved speeding and drinking alcohol, who speaks to high school students throughout Connecticut. We also support the burn unit at Bridgeport Hospital, helping to purchase equipment.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Graveyard!

So at the end of the day we were all sweaty and covered with dried sunblock, debris, bugs and chamoix cream. There weren't any residential or public pools to jump in or even a river, just a man made goose pond...So i was poking around town and most of the shops were closed except this one gym in the Wyckoff Shopping Center called Schuman and Vaccaro's Elite Training. I talked to this nice guy Brad at the front desk for a bit about the trip and he let Dwight and I use their shower and toilet. A big thanks goes out to Brad. There is nothing worse than working all day and climbing into a slimy sleeping bag to sleep. We then snuck into the town graveyard and went to sleep.


shonagirl said...

That's the key to a trip like this... you have to be really resourceful! It sounds like you know exactly who to talk to. Wish I was there with you for your adventure Ryan, it sounds fantastic, dirt, sweat, bugs, creepy gravestones and all.
best wishes from boston, and the wildy crew

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