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.

Monday, June 16, 2008

The King

Thanks to our friend Brian and his family for their hospitality and overwhelming generosity. They gave us nourishment, warm beds and good company on a dark and stormy night.


4 comments:

Benjamin Rubenstein said...

Good luck. Sounds like fun.

Richard said...

YO!

Good luck on the rest of the trip fellas, you guys are animals.

Let me know if there's any reliable way to send you guys some supplies, like a crapload of nature valley bars or something. Can you just send things to post offices for pick up? If so, I could send some stuff to post offices en route.

Ryan has my number, 774-454-4950. Email is mcguinness.richard@gmail.com.

Get in touch,
-Spicy McHaggis

CunningSlam said...

2 legends....4 wheels

Ryan said...

SPICEY! Good to hear from you man. I'll let you know our next definite stop as soon as i find out; so you could send a crapload of nature's valley bars. Until then...keep in touch. Talk to you soon and thanks for the offering.