Help Imperial Beach Fire "Fill the Boot" and help the San Diego Burn Institute
Feb 25, 2016 03:04PM
● By Paul Spear
The Burn Institute is a nonprofit health agency dedicated to reducing the number of burn injuries and deaths in San Diego and Imperial counties.
Founded in 1972, one of the Institute’s first accomplishments was to help establish the UCSD Regional Burn Center. Today, the Burn Institute continues to: reach thousands of children and adults each year with lifesaving fire and burn prevention education; fund vital burn research and treatment; and conduct burn survivor support programs that help children and adults cope with the devastating psychological and physical effects of their injuries.
One of the things the SD Burn Institute does every year is put on an event called "Camp Beyond the Scars". Every year since 1987 the camp brings children between the ages of 5 to 17 years old together. These children have all suffered traumatic burns. The camp brings them all together for a week of fun and a chance to be with others who have been through these traumatic experiences together.
So when you see them out at the corner of 13th and Palm Avenue on Wednesday March 2nd, please be prepared so you can give generously!