We recently received this update from the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation:
“The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation is doing phenomenally well! Last year (2015), we celebrated the 30th Anniversary of Champ Camp, the nation's largest and longest running summer camp for burn injured children. The 30thAnnual Champ Camp was held June 6th-June 13th at Wonder Valley Ranch in Central California. In recognition of this milestone year, commendations from President Barack Obama and California Governor Jerry Brown were made. The Fresno County Board of Supervisors declared June 6-13, 2015 as Champ Camp Week in the County of Fresno. More than 130 burn injured children from all over California and beyond traveled to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation’s 30th Annual Champ Camp; a free, safe and fun summer camp environment for children ages 5 to 16 facing one of life’s toughest and most painful challenges: severe burn injuries. More than 2,000 children have been through the program since its inception in 1986, with no cost to them thanks to our generous supporters."
They also are celebrating their 45th Anniversary this year! Since 1971, the AARBF has been fulfilling its mission of enhancing the quality of life for burn survivors and promoting burn prevention. Happy Anniversary and KCCO!