There are so many worthwhile charities and events, and which ones to support with a limited charity budget is sometimes overwhelming. After all, riders are notorious for lending a helping hand. Sometimes, however, it's unrealistic that one can attend and support every charitable event in the community. But, when it comes to children, even the hardest, toughest biker bows and lends a helping hand. The twelfth annual Brother's Keepers Burn Run to raise money for the Ark-La-Tex Burn Foundation and Camp I'm Still Me to support child burn victims, will take place this Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12, 2014.
Camp I'm Still Me is held in Scottsville, Texas every June at the Scottsville Camp and Conference Center. The campers enjoy air conditioned cabins, pavilion, dining hall, playground, canoeing, swimming pool, fishing on the lake, and much more.
The camp accepts children ages 5 to 17 who have had burn injuries. Thanks to your generous donations and money earned at this event, the camp is free for all children, including meals and supplies. The camper to counselor ratio is 4 to 1 or better. During camp week the camp is staffed with members of the Burn Care Team, doctors, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, teachers, social workers, firefighters and adult burn survivors.
Pediatric and adolescent burn survivors from all over Louisiana and the surrounding states will participate in activities such as fishing, swimming, boating, canoeing, arts and crafts, volleyball, baseball and more.
The Burn Run events to raise money for Camp I'm Still Me will kick off Friday at Lake Bistineau State Park, and has been moved to area I, in Doyline, Louisiana. It's the same great event and is free with a $25 poker run.
The Burn Run is one of the largest annual fund raisers in the spring in this area. The main event, a poker run will be held on Saturday. Cost is just $25 for the poker run, but the event entry is entirely free, as always. In addition, there will be vendors, music, food, a bike show, and a live auction. Food and beverages will be available for purchase on Saturday. All clubs and all bikes are welcome.