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 24, 2008

Oh, hi, Ohio

The next day was even more abbreviated by long spells of lightning, and we went only 36 miles from Chippewa to northern Salem, OH. Yesterday we got an early start and made up some lost time by covering 78 miles to Westlake, OH, just west of Cleveland, where we are staying with Jason, a friend of a friend. Jason has been kind enough to let us stay two nights so that we could crash out with exhaustion last night and still have a full day, today to explore the city, before heading out early on Wendesday.

We actually had a dedicated bike lane for a while on Route 82. It didn't last, naturally, but was nice while it did. This sign usually has a truck on it, so it was funny to see a bike, there.

Please, do

Berlin Lake, and some guy fishing


Unknown said...

Hey Dwight,

Lovely daisies.

And I must say, how very fortuitous to get a flat right in front of REI-- sign of a wise cyclist, for sure.

Do you know the song, "Why o why o why o did I ever leave Ohio?" I would hum a few bars if I could.


Berto said...

I am hoping this cross-country training will somehow translate into enhanced Street Fighter skills, because we WILL have a rematch someday, and you WILL be a worthier opponent on said day. Stay safe and keep on, I'm cheering for ya!