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The show focused on the potential burn dangers of some Halloween costumes and how the Arthur C. Luf Children's Burn Camp offers a nurturing environment for young burn survivors.

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Join us for a moderated, burn support chat tonight! Chat is for anyone impacted by a burn injury (survivors, family, friends, etc).

To enter the chat room, click here ( > Support Network), then log-in. Once logged in, click Join Chat Now located in the left column. A link in the center column will appear that reads, Open Chat Room, click on it. Once the Flash Chat program appears, log-in with your username and password at the top of the screen. Once in, click on the chat room box to join!

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Connecticut Burns Foundation
Board of Directors

President: Armand J. Cantafio
1st Vice President: Andrew J. Pandiani
2nd Vice President: Anthony Musto M.D.
Treasurer: Walter M. Leask, C.P.A.
Corporate Secretary: Peter Ambrose, Esq.
Executive Director: Frank Szivos

Peter Ambrose, Esq. 
James Birarelli
Armand J. Cantafio 
Tim Cantafio
Leo Czajkowski 
John DePalma 
Robert Kepchar 
Walter M. Leask, C.P.A.
John Lounsbury 
Anthony Musto, M.D. 
Andy J. Pandiani 
Robert T. Parnell 
Richard Popilowski
Donald E. Wetmore, Esq.


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The Connecticut Burns Care Foundation is happy to announce the following three winners of the first annual Gift Card Raffle, which was drawn May 16th at the CBCF office:

  • Vincent Cordone of Shelton took the first prize – a $1,000 American Express gift certificate.
  • Dawn Cantafio of Trumbull won second prize - $550 Amazon Gift Card.
  • Kevin Larkin of Bridgeport claimed third prize - $500 Brooks Brothers Gift Card.

CBCF sold 396 tickets, which helped raised $3,960 to support The Children’s Burn Camp, which is offered to burn survivors ages 8-18 at no charge for one week every July. This year the Burn Camp will take place from July 17-24.

We thank everyone who participated in the Gift Card Raffle, and hope we can count on your support again next year. As usual, we will hold our annual Sports Ticket Raffle in the fall, which we expect to feature tickets to the NY Giants, New England Patriots, and New York Mets. We will announce the specifics in June. For information, please call CBCF, 203.878.6744.


Campers Feel the Holiday Spirit
Forty campers and their parents and counselors from the Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp kicked off the holidays at the Christmas Show November 22nd, playing Radio City Music Hall in New York City...more >>

Camp Counselor Tom Brown Gives Back To Find Purpose
As published in "Springfield Triangle", the Springfield College alumni magazine...more >>

Her Journey to Medical School Began at the Burn Camp
When Rebecca Ukaegbu (Ooo-Kay-Boo) thinks back on how she ended up in the University of Massachusetts Medical School, she realizes the journey began as a child at The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp...more >>

9th Annual Sports Celebrity Golf Tournament Drives for Success
WOODBRIDGE, CT - Sports celebrities and other golfers, totaling 100 players, teed off in the 9th Annual Sports Celebrity Golf Tournament at Country Club of Woodbridge on August 29th to benefit the Children’s Burn Camp...more >>

Danbury Firefighters Nip the Police in Softball to Benefit the Children’s Burn Camp
Danbury Firefighters trailed early in the game but roared back to outlast the Danbury Police 20-19 in the first annual charity softball game to benefit the Children’s Burn Camp at Rogers Park on Sept 16th...more >>

Bradford Manor Ladies Auxiliary Supports the Burn Camp in Memory of a Long Time Member Ruth Wyllie
To honor their mother, the children of Ruth Wyllie - Bud, Bill, and Karen Wyllie Goodale - asked that all donations made in honor of their mother go to the Bradford Manor Ladies Auxiliary Hose Company #4 to benefit The Children’s Burn Camp...more >>

Finish Line Gets Campers Off on the Right Foot
Finish Line, the athletic shoes and apparel store, got five Children Burn Camp campers in step with a second annual sneaker giveaway August 22nd at the FL store in the Westfield Mall in Trumbull, CT...more >>

And the Winners Are...
The Connecticut Burns Care Foundation announces the winners of the Sports Ticket Raffle, which was drawn August 27, 2015 in the Foundation Office...more >>

Kayakathoners Paddle 26 miles for the Burn Camp
The kayak trip was a great success again this year.  Thank you all for your support!  The cost per child for burn camp is approx $2500/wk. So far we have raised over $6,770 between all of the participants and donations are still coming in!...more >>

The Ross Jenacaro Memorial Antique & Classic Car Show Cruises
SHELTON, CT – One hundred and twenty antique and classic cars of diverse makes and models with their chrome flashing and pristine paint jobs glistening rolled in for display at the sixth annual Ross Jencaro Memorial Antique & Classic Car Show July 12th , 2015 on the grounds of the Corporate Towers...more >>

Norwalk Fire Fighters Answer the Call for the Children’s Burn Camp
The Norwalk Fire Fighters Local 830 donated proceeds from its first annual golf outing held May 18th at Oak Hills Golf Course...more >>

Send in the Clowns
Two clowns from the Big Apple Circus in New York, trained in working with injured and sick children, will bring campers of the Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp the healing power of humor with their clowning and juggling acts on July 16th...more >>

2014 CAMPER OF THE YEAR: Ebony Bryant
An Outstanding Camper With a Patriotic Spirit
Ebony Bryant watched and listened as all the campers applauded as the winner of last year’s Camper of the Year was announced at the Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp. At that moment, Ebony promised herself that she, too, would win that award one day...more >>

2014 COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR: Judy Reardon
"Judge" Judy Reardon Earns the Best Award of Her Career
It was several years ago that Judy Reardon, 2014 Counselor of the Year, stood backstage at the Bushnell Auditorium in Hartford, waiting to accept an award as a “Woman of Substance.”...more >>

UK Coach John Calipari Scores Big for the Burn Camp
The John Calipari Family Foundation recently selected the CT Burns Care Foundation for a $10,000 grant. The Mens Basketball Coach of the University of Kentucky, the No. 1 team in the country, gave the donation and asked the CBCF to match it...more >>

Norwich University Alumnus John Murray Paddles for the Burn Camp
See the story in the Norwich University Alumni Record (PDF download)

VIDEO: Mets Honor CBS & the Children's Burn Camp

VIDEO: View our segment on Connecticut Channel (12 August 5, 2014)!

Antique/Classic Car Show Put the Pedal to the Metal
The Fifth Annual Antique/Classic Car Show put the pedal to the metal June 29th at Enterprise Corporate Towers, 4 Corporate Drive in Shelton, drawing a record 192 cars...more >>

Finish Line Puts Campers on a New Footing
Yeilani Crespo of New Haven, who will attend the Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp for the first time, wore the biggest grin as she slipped on her new sneakers at the Finish Line store in the Westfield Trumbull Mall June 28th in Trumbull, CT...more >>

Polishing Up Their Act
NORWICH - More than 20 singers and musicians showcased their talents April 6th at the Oates Theater in Norwich to raise funds in support of the Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp...more >>

Bridgeport Hospital Honors Former CT Burns Care Foundation Founding Board Member Dr. Walter Pleban
The late Dr. Walter Pleban, one of the first members of the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation Board, was recently honored for his work as a pioneering surgeon for burn patients by Bridgeport Hospital...more >>

CBCF Celebrates Its 34th Anniversary at the Annual Gala Dinner Dance
The Connecticut Burns Care Foundation celebrated its 34th anniversary by honoring its Camper and Counselor of the Year and Benefactor of the Year at the Holiday Inn in Bridgeport on October 5, 2013...more »

Independent Order of Vikings Supporter Shaving His Beard & Head to Support The Children’s Burn Camp
Jim McRae, the chairman of the Independent Order of Vikings in Braintree, MA, is willing to sacrifice his beard that he’s maintained for 40 years, if people are willing to donate in support of The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp...more »

Four Local Winners Take Home the Prizes of the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation Sports Tickets Raffle
The Connecticut Burns Care Foundation Sports Tickets Raffle winners were drawn on August 15, 2013 at the Foundation office. The winners are...more »

7th Annual CT Burns Care Foundation Celebrity Golf Tourney Brings Out the Stars
Former Mets/Red Sox Manager Bobby Valentine (pictured to right) swapped sports stories with the 84 golfers during lunch at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course in Fairfield, the site of the 7th Annual Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament...more »

John Murray Kayaks For The Children’s Burn Camp Kids
John Murray of Sandwich, MA will take to the open ocean for the second consecutive year in his kayak to support the kids of The Arthur C. Luf Childrn’s Burn Camp...more »

John Brown To Execute Burpee-a-thon for the Children’s Burn Camp
On (date TBD, most likely Friday June 21st) I will do 6 hours of burpees to benefit the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation Children's Burn Camp. A burpee, also known as the squat thrust, is a full body exercise used in strength training and as an aerobic exercise. I will be collecting pledges per burpee, and when I’m done donors will tally up the burpees and make their donation...more »

John T. DePalma Joins Foundation Board of Directors
John T. DePalma of Milford recently joined the CT Burns Care Foundation Board of Directors. DePalma brings a great deal of business experience and community involvement to the Foundation Board...more »

Burn Camp Alumnus Helps Save a Man’s Life
Chris Tingley, an Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp graduate, helped saved a jogger’s life after he collapsed while running on the campus of the University of Maryland Baltimore County. For the first time, he returns to the Burn Camp this year as a counselor.
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