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Child burn survivor from Camp Hill to attend international Burn Camp

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.
  • 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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