Burned at age 1, I finally found support 42 years later from the Burn Institute here in San Diego. There is much more to the healing process than tending to the physical wounds.
Thanks to awareness and ongoing support the past 3 years (from the Burn Institute and Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association), my life has changed dramatically for the better so I have decided to give back to my new "burn family".
I am now a camp counselor for the children's burn camp and involved in promoting awareness and fundraising to help support current and future burn survivors of all ages.
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Join Us for the 5th Annual Burn Run 5K to benefit the Burn Institute!
Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Location: De Anza Cove Park in Mission Bay, 3000 N. Mission Bay Dr., San Diego, CA 92109
Check In: 7:15am, Burn Run 5K Start: 8:00am
Help the Burn Institute promote Burn Awareness Week and raise funds to support burn prevention education and burn survivor support programs by running or walking in the Burn Run 5K. Among children aged 4 and under, scald injuries are most prevalent burn injury. Scald injuries are painful and require prolonged treatment. They may result in lifelong scarring and even death. Prevention of scalds is always preferable to treatment and can be accomplished through simple changes in behavior and the home environment. Safety tips and information will be available to all participants at the Burn Run. With your help we prevent burns and save lives!
The Burn Run 5K will showcase local community partners including our local fire service. Bring your family and friends! We love pets but please leave them at home as they are not permitted at this event.
Registration is $30 for adults and $15 for children ages 5-17. Children age 4 and under are free. Burn Survivors and their immediate family members can sign up to participate in the 5K for FREE! Receive a commemorative Burn Run t-shirt when you fundraise $50 or more! Participants receive a finisher medal!
Please note that shirt sizes and quantities cannot be guaranteed if you register or submit your shirt size after January 14, 2019. T-shirts will also be available for purchase at the event while quantities last.
Questions? Please feel free to call the Burn Institute at 858-541-2277 or email Tiffany at Twong@burninstitute.org.
To learn more about the Burn Institute, please visit burninstitute.org.
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