Letters to the editor

Sep. 07, 2013 @ 08:45 AM

Benefitting burn survivors

We would like to thank the many people who joined us last Saturday night at Carrboro’s Cat’s Cradle for another successful event to benefit burn survivors at the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center.

Our "Healin' with a Feelin’ -- A Night of Burnin' Love" event Aug. 31 raised thousands of dollars for the Anderson Family Fund in the Burn Center. The fund, formed in 2010, provides sun protection garments and aftercare products for burn survivors who have been treated at the center.

For the third year, Frank Heath and his staff at the Cradle provided the venue and expert site support. Musicians from four area bands entertained the enthusiastic audience, dozens of businesses and individuals donated items for a silent auction, and many volunteers worked very hard to help ensure the evening’s success. We’d like to acknowledge everyone’s help in making the night one to remember fondly.

We’d also like to thank Dr. Samuel Jones, the Center’s associate director, for speaking to the crowd about the Center’s mission, as well as to thank Beth Bale, OT, for her account of the aftercare program at the Center. She was eloquent in explaining the way that our fund aids survivors in their recovery.

Personally, I owe very much to the Center and to everyone who makes it the world-class facility that it is. We’d like to thank those in our community who support the Center and the work that it does.

Kim Anderson

Chapel Hill