Solana Beach, CA (PRWEB) November 16, 2011
The Circle of Care Foundation (“COCBF”) announced today its new name: The Circle of Care Burn Foundation (http://www.circleofcareburnfoundation.org), devoted to improving the lives of burn survivors and their families. The name more clearly identifies the organization’s intended purpose, complementing a number of recent achievements that have garnered praise from a variety of doctors, celebrities and other public figures.
These successes also include the First Annual “The Ultimate Trunk Show,” which was held on October 20th, where actor and motivational speaker J.R. Martinez was presented with the “Spirit of Hope” award. The award was created to honor burn survivors who inspire others with their actions. Since being burned while serving as a United States Army infantryman in the Iraq war in 2003, Martinez has dedicated himself to taking his message of resilience and optimism to burn survivors struggling to cope with their injuries.
Linda David, CEO stated, “The Circle of Care Burn Foundation is both a statement of purpose and an accurate description of our mission: providing assistance – and hope – to people who have suffered traumatic injuries. Through our network of medical and community support, COCBF makes a very visible difference in the lives of patients who inspire us to even greater levels of leadership. I encourage people to join our cause and continue this campaign on behalf of those who need our help. ”
Dr. Richard Grossman, Founder of COCBF and the Grossman Burn Centers said: “COCBF is an invaluable source of guidance for burn survivors and their families. Through the foundation’s work, individuals have an ally in the road to recovery. I applaud CCOBF as an institution worthy of the highest respect and admiration.”
COCBF provides assistance to burn survivors and their families. In addition to its close ties to the renowned Grossman Burn Centers, which it supports through direct patient assistance and other programs, COCBF is expanding its programs and its reach to include all of Southern California.
To learn more about the Circle of Care Burn Foundation, or to make a secure, tax-deductible donation to support its work with burn survivors, please visit: http://www.circleofcareburnfoundation.org.