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42nd Annual Gala Dinner


The CBCF 42nd Annual Armand J. Cantafio Gala will be held on Saturday October 28th, 2023 from 6-11pm at the Trumbull Marriott.

Tickets are $160 per person

Invitations are being sent but you can call us at 203-878-6744 for more information and make an early reservation!

Susan Howard
December 9, 1954 – August 17, 2023

The Connecticut Burns Care Family deeply mourns the passing of our Administrative Leader, Co-worker, and of course, friend. Susan was with the CBCF for over 18 years giving of herself mentally, physically, emotionally, and all of her heart to our Champions, the children.

All that knew Susan walked away with a sense of direction and feeling loved. Distinct in the way she led the daily business of the CBCF, she secured years of legacy to be enjoyed by all.

She will never be forgotten, always remembered with love, and revered as one of our great leaders. We will miss her greatly.

As a tribute to our beloved Susan’s passing, a GoFundMe has been dedicated to her cherished pets that were left behind. Her daughters have graciously and lovingly given these animals homes without hesitation. In lieu of flowers and a way of condolences, please contribute to the care of these three rescue dogs and two elderly cats: https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-honor-of-susan

The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp is a safe, natural, outdoor environment for kids 8 to 18 from around the world who have survived life-altering burn injuries.

Camp Dates: August 20 – 27, 2023

This year’s camp will be help at Deer Lake Camp in Killingworth, CT!


‘I’ve never seen anybody like me’:
Childhood burn survivors embrace their scars at summer camp

The little girl stands in a clearing in the woods, her chin tucked to her chest, her gaze cast down on the sun-dappled forest floor. Beside her, her camp counselor leans close to see her face, searching for the words to ease the child’s fear.

The girl is named Nevaeh, heaven spelled backwards. This is her third day at summer camp. Here on the ropes course this flawless July morning, she watches as one by one, the other four campers in her group all brave the “swing shot.” Each is pulled high into the trees by a line clipped to her back, then soars forward in a wide arc across the clearing. Now her turn has come, and Nevaeh is paralyzed, unable to move or even meet her counselor’s eyes.

PHOTO: Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff


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Why Donate to The Connecticut Burns Care Foundation?

We are the Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp.

We provide financial aid to existing burn care units.

We promote the education of public and professional personnel for burn care treatment.

We promote burn prevention.

We promote financial aid for research on burn care.

We carry on any and all other matters as may relate to burn care.


Watch the Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp in action!

Filmed by award-winning videographer, Pat Lore!


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