GIVING BACK:

Wild Child 5k

I am event coordinator for the Wild Child Run on the White River Trail Saturday April 26th, 2014 to raise awareness and support to the Burned Children Recovery Foundation.  In 2005, I sustained second degree burns over a large portion of my body, including my face. The moment of looking into a mirror for the first time and not seeing who I knew to be myself, was unexplainably traumatic. I could not even imagine what life could be like for a child to grow up with any similar pain or suffering and how they may feel when re entering life in their community.

About Wild Child: The vision for the Wild Child event is to create laughter and love for children by empowering and strengthening the connection of our community through a 5k run and kids 1k dash. The mission is to provide hope and a new beginning for burned children and their families. 100% of donor investments will directly support the Burned Children Recovery Foundation. For donations and run registration, please visit: www.facebook.com/wildchildrun

About Burned Children Recovery Foundation: Burns can be one of the most painful injuries to recover from. Over 280,000 children are burned each year in America. The Burned Children Recovery Foundation offers counseling, financial aid and two recovery programs for burned children and their families. Phoenix House is a 10 bed recovery center for recluse and high trauma children who are struggling in their recovery. Camp Phoenix is their national Burned Children's Recovery Camp and both programs are an important step to the recovery of the child. They offer support and encouragement during and after hospitalization, letting no child walk alone. For more information, please visit: www.burnedchildrenrecovery.org

 

Charitable Contribution

IMA Guatemala: With roots in establishing medical clinics to help the women of third world countries, beginning in Africa in 1983, IMA’s founders were drawn to Guatemala and began the IMA Guatemala School for Girls in 1992 to provide education to girls and women in Guatemala City, Guatemala.  While over the years our methods have changed to meet the needs of the communities we serve, what has remained is our passion for serving underprivileged women and children of the world... Read more http://www.imausa.org/

Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. We are helping to make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place -- one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time... Read more http://www.specialolympics.org/