University of Iowa News Release
June 29, 2005
Eagles Raise $160,000 For Miracle Burn Camp
Members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles across Iowa recently donated more than $160,000 to help children who have received treatment for burn injuries to attend the Miracle Burn Camp of Iowa held annually at Camp Foster in East Lake Okoboji, Iowa.
Eagles members around Iowa participated in the yearlong fundraising campaign. Miracle Burn Camp of Iowa began as a one-day outing for children with burn injuries ages 7 to 17 in 1995. It evolved into a weeklong event jointly sponsored by St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City and the Children's Hospital of Iowa Burn Treatment Center at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
Since the founding of the Miracle Burn Camp, the Burn Treatment Center at Children's Hospital of Iowa has helped children attend the camp through a variety of fundraising efforts, including private donations and local fire department and other community activities. Campers participate in horseback riding, fishing, skiing, archery, canoeing, arts and crafts, swimming, sailing and various physical challenges.
The goals of the Miracle Burn Camp of Iowa include providing pediatric burn survivors a fun summer camp experience in a non-threatening environment; providing esteem building opportunities through physical activity and attainment of personal goals; and allowing staff and patient interaction away from the intensity of painful procedures in the hospital setting.
Miracle Burn Camp of Iowa is conducted by a professional staff of firefighters, burn survivors, burn care professionals and YMCA Camp experts who volunteer as camp counselors and activity leaders.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at http://www.uihealthcare.com.
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