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July 16-23, 2017.

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Online Peer Support Chat
Every Wednesday night!
9:00 pm to 10:30 pm EST
(6:00 pm to 7:30 pm PST)

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!

Please contact Pam Peterson at if you have any questions regarding the online community.

Newsletter reproduced with permission from Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors®. The Phoenix Society, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI.

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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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8th Annual Ross Genacaro Antique & Classic Car Show


We are launching a campaign to build a virtual wall.
That’s right, we said “virtual.”

We are asking you to sponsor a virtual brick/s to begin this construction. Starting at $20, you own a brick that can bear your name as a supporter of the Arthur C. Luf Children that will be placed on 24-7 display, right here on the home page of the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation web site. For $35, you can purchase a larger brick/s that allows more text.

Supporting the “virtual” wall is a fun and affordable way to show your support for the camp, which runs from July 17-24th in 2016. Think of the joy you will feel as you help send children with severe burn injuries to camp. Help us build a “virtual” wall that will endure indefinitely.

CLICK HERE to Sponsor a Virtual Brick
to Support the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation!



The Grainger Foundation Supports Children’s Burn Camp
The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation located in Lake Forest, Illinois, has donated $5,000 to the CT Burns Care Foundation in support of its Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp...more >>

IAFF Local S-15 CT State Firefighters Donate to the Connecticut Children's Burn Camp
On September 14, the IAFF Local S-15 was proud to provide a donation of $7,200 to the CT Childrens Burn Camp. This was a result of the outpouring of support we received for our 2016 Golf Tournament. We thank everyone for their help...Click Here for the full Facebook post >>

10th Annual Sports Celebrities Swing for the Burn Camp
Woodbridge, CT – The 10th Annual Sports Celebrity Golf Tournament teed off to raise funds for the Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp August 26th at Country Club of Woodbridge in Woodbridge, CT...more >>

Camp Offers Haven For Young Fire Victims: They're Not 'The Burned Kid' Here
By Vinny Vella, Hartford Courant
UNION — There are seven days each year that Juan Escobar looks forward to most. More than his birthday, more than Christmas, the week he spends at the Arthur C. Luf Children's Burn Camp trumps them all...more >>

The 3 Big Winners of the Gift Card Raffle!
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...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 >>

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 >>

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, CT - 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. The result was the siblings presented the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation with a donation of $1,350...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 >>

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 >>

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)!




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