Circle of Care Burn Foundation Welcomes a New Year of Success and Concludes a Chapter of Extensive Achievement: 2013 Starts First Quarter of Outreach and Support

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The Circle of Care Burn Foundation (“COCBF”) (http://www.circleofcareburnfoundation.org), announces the completion of a successful 2012: a year of significant achievement, including, among other things, the addition of three new board members, a tribute to first responders and the awarding of the A. Richard Grossman College Scholarship Fund.

The Circle of Care Burn Foundation (“COCBF”) (http://www.circleofcareburnfoundation.org), announces the completion of a successful 2012: a year of significant achievement, including, among other things, the addition of three new board members, a tribute to first responders and the awarding of the A. Richard Grossman College Scholarship Fund.

The first quarter of 2013 promises to be equally inspiring, filled with more patient outreach, grants to professionals affiliated with the American Burn Association, expansion of support groups and potential partnerships with major research universities in Southern California.

“2012 was a year of major milestones and increased recognition for COCBF, complemented by the efforts of a number of individuals who seek to improve the lives of burn survivors. Along with our annually scheduled events and the recipients of the A. Richard Grossman College Scholarship Fund, the past year represents the collective work of our many benefactors, board members and inspiring doctors, nurses and health care providers. In this first quarter of 2013, we plan to continue this momentum with renewed energy and strategic alliance that help the communities we serve,” says Linda David, CEO of COCBF.

Key highlights from 2012 for COCBF include:

  •     Expanded burn unit outreach throughout Southern California.
  •     Reached out to Federal employees by participating in the Combined Federal Campaign.
  •     Strengthened strategic alliances with other nationally recognized burn foundations.
  •     Launched new support groups to address the needs of burn survivors and their families.
  •     Funded grants to send burn survivors to the annual World Burn Congress.
  •     Debuted new website and integrated social media components.

Dr. Richard Grossman of Grossman Burn Centers, says: “I admire the success and principles of COCBF, as well as their invaluable support on behalf of burn survivors and their families. This assistance is critical for people facing such challenging circumstances, which COCBF seeks to alleviate with compassion and a variety of resources. I applaud their accomplishments, including the many achievements from 2012, and welcome their plans for 2013. It is an honor to work with COCBF and their team of dedicated professionals.”

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 has expanded its programs and 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

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