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.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Morning One - 6/10

So this is our first morning. We're in Norwalk, CT and stayed in our tents in an open field near the Calfs Pasture Point Beach. We got a late start yesterday, around 2, due to some bike troubles but now we're rollin. I'm sitting in Darien writing this and our next stop is NYC to check out a These Green Eyes show. Someone will hopefully put us up for the night, if not we're gonna have to sleep in Central Park...


Marianne said...


Anonymous said...

I'm sure you boys dont want to backtrack but you know youre more than welcome to come to the island of long and crash on my ever-so-comfy futon - and use my shower (central park cant offer you that). Lets hope a little dog pee on your tent is the bigest catastrophe of this journey. Peace. - Kasey

mary said...

niccce legs

Ignatz!! said...

Hi Dwight --

Wow, you are barely out of Manhattan and you have many tales of adventure already! I love the graveyard vignette. Abby, Tim and I are reading your blog avidly, and we are impressed at your courage and perseverance. Do be careful and take good care.

We are also dismayed that we missed you at Calf Pasture! I will look at your route as there may be people along the way that I can refer you to for TLC if you and your friend need it. GO!!!


Ignatz!! said...

omg!i can't believe you dropped and ran over your camera. That kind of sucks that you can't take pictures anymore. Oh well, keep blogging.

the little smith

aka abby

Kung Fu said...

you guys should photoshop in some FLAMES... and maybe a little bit of LIGHTNING!