September 11th Tribute Stair Climb and Fundraiser

September 11th Tribute Stair Climb and Fundraiser

On September 11th I’ll be at the stairs off Toro Lane in Morro Bay, CA. Will be sprinting up 90 steps plus doing 25 push ups at the top 22 times to total 1980 steps which is the number of steps in the original World Trade Center.

I will also be doing this to raise funds for the Alisa Ann Rush Burn Foundation.

The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF) is a California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing burns and fires and providing services to those who have been affected by a burn injury.

I need your help to send 75 kids to Champ Camp!

Champ Camp is a week-long, residential summer camp experience for child burn survivors ages 5-17, who have been treated at California hospitals or are current residents of California. Each year, approximately 130 children attend this week long summer camp at Wonder Valley in Sanger, California.

Champ Camp is free to all burn survivors and it is fully staffed by medical doctors, nurses, program staff, volunteers and counselors – many of whom are also burn unit nurses, burn doctors, adult burn survivors and firefighters. Activities at the camp include fishing, horseback riding, crafts, canoeing, archery, water slides, camp fire, a dance, and team building activities. The main focus of camp is for burn survivors to have fun and just be kids away from medical procedures and financial hardships. Camp provides a safe environment where burn survivors can play, learn, grow, gain self-esteem, and make new friends.

On average, 130 kids attend Champ Camp each summer and cost AARBF $97,500. Campers attend at no cost to them or their families.  To send one burn injured child to Champ Camp next summer costs $750. Your donation will go towards transportation, lodging, food and activities for a week.