Child burn survivor from Camp Hill to attend international Burn Camp
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
From: The International Association of Fire Fighters;
Major burns change human flesh in an instant. They leave physical scars that last a life time and emotional wounds that can take years to heal. But a child in your community is getting help from those who understand the lasting damage burns can inflict: fire fighters.
Cody Argo, 13 from Camp Hill, arrives in the Nation's Capital on Saturday, September 21 to attend the International Burn Camp, a special one-week camp designed to help young burn survivors come to terms with their life-changing injuries.
Media coverage opportunities:
We can arrange interviews with campers and counselors in person, on the phone or via Skype.
We can provide photos of campers as they visit the sites in Washington, DC.
Also, check out the Burn Camp Blog and track their progress throughout an eventful week.
Join these campers and their fire fighter counselors as they as they take in a Washington Nationals baseball game, visit the monuments, enjoy a boat ride on the Chesapeake Bay all in a nurturing environment of understanding and shared experience.
DID YOU KNOW?
More than 500,000 people suffer burn injuries each year in North America
160,000 Americans receive treatment for scald injuries each year
75 percent of burns to children four years old and younger are scalds
4,000 people die from fire and burn injuries each year in the U.S.
The IAFF Charitable Foundation has awarded $2.7 million to burn research since 1982
There are 50 regional burn camps in North America
An estimated 2,500 children attend burn camps each year
Over the past 18 years, approximately 700 children have been invited by the IAFF for a special one-week International Burn Camp in Washington, DC
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