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The Arthur C. Luf Children's Burn Camp

July 14-21, 2014

From left to right:
Steve Lupinacci, Camp Director
Bill Ahern, 2013 Counselor of the Year
Sofia Gralton, 2013 Camper of the Year
Armand Cantafio, President of the Foundation

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Patient AirLift Services uses a network of volunteer pilots to arrange free air transportation based on need to individuals requiring medical care and for other humanitarian purposes. Individuals who utilize PALS have limited financial resources or are receiving diagnosis, treatment, or follow-up care for various types of acute or chronic illnesses or conditions that make it either financially impossible or other infeasible to use public commercial or private charter transportation. PALS arranges this transportation primarily in the Northeast covering Maine to Virginia and out to Ohio. 888-818-1231

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9:00 pm to 10:30 pm EST
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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!

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

The Connecticut Burns Care Foundation was recently featured on NBC30, Connecticut Newsmakers Show with Attorney Bill Bloss of Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder in Bridgeport, CT. 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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Click here to watch a featured segment about The Arthur C. Luf Children's Burns Camp on NBC's Family Matters »


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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 »

Naomi Seguencia: Growing Up at the Burn Camp
When Camper of the Year Naomi Seguencia recalls her first day at The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp, she is amazed how far she has matured since then...more »

Counselor of the Year Tom Smith: Memories For a Lifetime
In 11 years as a counselor at The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp, Tom Smith knows he has gathered memories that will last him a lifetime. When he recalls all the children that have passed through the Burn Camp, he hopes he helped make their lives a little better and their future a bit brighter...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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ServPro of Meriden/Green Construction Co. Builds a Stronger Foundation for the Children's Burn Camp Future
ServPro of Meriden, CT/Green Construction has become the exclusive restoration company sponsor of The Connecticut Burns Care Foundation for 2012...more »

Watertown FD Hockey Jamboree Heats Up the Ice for the Children’s Burn Camp
The Watertown Fire Department hosted is first annual Hockey Jamboree that scored $3,487 to support The Children’s Burn Camp...more »

Paul Grimmer Goes the Distance For The Children’s Burn Camp
It was November of 2010 when Paul Grimmer first laced up his running shoes and started logging the miles...more »

Mayor of Bridgeport, CT Proclaims Dec. 13th as Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder Day
In recognition of Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder’s 75 years of support of the City of Bridgeport and many of the area’s top non-profits, the Mayor of Bridgeport proclaimed Dec. 13th as Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder Day...more »

Helping Hand Community Thrift Store & Furniture Bank is Now Open 7 Days a Week!
Many people have asked and Helping Hands has responded! Beginning November 20, 2011, Helping Hands will be open from 9:30 am until 3:00 pm on Sundays!!! Just in time for the Holidays! ...more »

The CT Burns Care Foundation To Honor Its Camper & Counselor of the Year & Benefactor of the Year
The CT Burns Care Foundation will honor its Counselor and Camper of the Year and Benefactor of the Year at the 32nd annual Gala Dinner Dance Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Bridgeport, CT...more »

Westport Soccer Kids Score For The Children’s Burn Camp
Adam Vengrow of Westport, CT wanted to honor the memory of his fellow workers of and friends at Cantor Fitzgerald who perished in the attack on 9/11...more »

Renegade Knight Pig Roast: A Succulent Success
From across the expanse of Fireman’s Field in Guilford, CT, you could smell the delicious aroma of pork roasting at the first annual Renegade Knights Motorcycle Club Pig Roast on August 7th. In fact, five whole pigs were turning slowly for hours on spits to feed the hundreds of supporters who attended the event to raise funds for The Children’s Burn Camp, operated by the CT Burns Care Foundation...more »

Life Changing
Bryttany Pauly, a Florida resident, attended The Children' s Burn Camp for nine years and graduated this year. She has run several fundraisers to help support the Children’s Burn Camp. Bryttany wrote this poem that was published in The International Day, the daily Burn Camp newspaper, to express her sentiments about her experience as a camper and what it has meant to her...more »

Mr. Junker Designates The Burns Foundation As Its Charity of the Month
Mr. Junker Outlet Store, located at 116 Main St. Milford (Devon), has selected The Connecticut Burns Care Foundation as its Charity of the Month for July. Mr. Junker will contribute a portion of the proceeds for all sales this month to the Foundation...more »


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