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The Phoenix Society Community Board is provided for local hospitals, caregivers, professionals, firefighters and other members of the burn community to share resources or events that are occuring in their community.


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Local Events and Resources


Canadian Burn Survivors Conference

Winnepeg, Manitoba

The Canadian Burn Survivors Conference invites burn survivors, their families, and any person or people affected by burns to this powerful event where education and support regarding burn recovery is offered. The Canadian Burn Survivors Community (CBSC) is a community comprised of burn survivors, fire-fighters, burn unit staff, and advisors. 

For more information download the conference flyer.  To register, download the registration form.

Support Event: Burn Survivors Together

St. Florian Fire and Burn Foundation, University of Iowa Burn Treatment Center, local fire departments


We invite burn survivors and their families in Iowa and surrounding states to attend Burn Survivors Together -a joint initiative of St. Florian Fire and Burn Foundation and the University of Iowa Burn Treatment Center, in partnership with local Fire Departments and service organizations. Our goal is to gather people together whose lives have been and continue to be affected by burn injuries – burn survivors, family members, care providers, and firefighters – to

  1. Connect members of the burn community in a geographical area;
  2. Educate them about resources, support opportunities, and burn community events; and
  3. Plant the seeds for ongoing social and support events in each area.

Upcoming BST gatherings:

  • (Please note: this session has been POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE) April 2nd in Iowa City, 10:00am-2:00pm, at the Moose Family Center (3151 Hwy 6 East).  Download the April 2nd flyer;
  • April 9th in West Des Moines, 10:00am-2:00pm, at West Des Moines Fire Station #18 (5025 Grand Ave.) Download the April 9th flyer;
  • April 30th in Sioux City, 10:00am-2:00pm, at Sioux City Fire Station #3 (2630 3rd St.). Download the April 30th flyer.

    Please RSVP a week in advance of the event to Nancy Johnson: nancy-e-johnson@uiowa.edu or 319-356-2248.

50th Anniversary: Shriners Hospitals for Children-Galveston

Galveston, Texas

For 50 Years, Shriners Hospitals for Children-Galveston has been bringing Love to the Rescue for children with burn injuries.  We invite you, as a burn survivor who was treated at our hospital, to celebrate with us on our 50th Anniversary April 23-25, 2016.  If you are interested in attending and/or having additional questions please contact Kathy Epperson at 409-770-6573.

You are cordially invited to our hospital’s Legacy of Love 50th Anniversary Celebration! The festivities will start on April 23 and continue through April 25. Festivities include patient reunions, a gala, celebratory brunch, parade, an island cookout and a hospital homecoming. We are very excited about this celebration and would like you to join us in the festivities to commemorate this milestone for our hospital!



Kids: Champ Camp

Wonder Valley, Sanger, California

Champ Camp 2016 dates are June 11th-18th. Mark your calendars!

Champ Camp is a week-long, residential summer camp experience for child burn survivors ages 5-17, who have been treated at California hospitals or are current residents of California. Download the flyer about Champ Camp. 

Champ Camp is free to all burn survivors and it is fully staffed by medical doctors, nurses, program staff, volunteers and counselors – many of whom are also burn unit nurses, burn doctors, adult burn survivors and firefighters. Activities at the camp include fishing, horseback riding, crafts, canoeing, archery, water slides, camp fire, a dance, and team building activities. The main focus of camp is for burn survivors to have fun and just be kids away from medical procedures and financial hardships.  Camp provides a safe environment where burn survivors can play, learn, grow, gain self-esteem, and make new friends.

Champ Camp is sponsored by Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, California.


Support Group: "Burn Survivors Connect"

Where: Tampa General Hospital in room R201, Tampa, FL

When:  Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month from 5-7 pm

Burn Survivors Connect is a peer support group for burn survivors, their family members, and healthcare professionals. This group meets monthly for guest speakers, outings, and to discuss topics of interest.

For more information, you can contact Molly Morris at 813-844-3381 or mollykmorris@tgh.org. Hope to see you there!!



Kids: Camp Hopetake

Camp Hopetake is a week long summer camp for children aged 6-17 who have survived a burn injury. The camp is usually held the second week in June.

This camp is free of charge for the camper. It is operated by Tampa General Hospitals Regional Burn Center and Tampa Fire Local 754. The camp is located on the University of South Florida Campus and activities and field trips are arranged daily. For more information, please contact Molly Morris at 813-844-3381 or mollykmorris@tgh.org