Children’s Burn Camp Fundraiser to Honor Late Local Teen
A fundraiser for the Great Lakes Burn Camp (a camp for burn-injured children) will take place Saturday, April 27 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at Stout Irish Pub in Brighton. The fundraiser is in honor of Sarah Grundy who was injured in a bonfire accident in 2013 and passed away from her injuries in January 2014, when she was 19 years old.
The Great Lakes Burn Camp (GLBC) is a place where burn injured children from the ages of 6-17 can meet, play, heal, laugh and grow together. GLBC promotes healing, self-esteem, confidence and general well-being for burn injured children like Sarah Grundy.
Grundy suffered third degree burns to 86% of her body in March of 2013, and was not expected to live through the night. However, after seven and a half months at the University of Michigan Trauma/Burn Intensive Care Unit (TBICU) and rehabilitation center, Sarah walked out of the hospital. While in the TBICU, she met a SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery) volunteer who told Sarah about the GLBC. Sarah, unfortunately, succumbed to her injuries and passed away unexpectedly in January 2014, before getting the chance to visit the camp.
In honor of Grundy, all proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the Great Lakes Burn Camp. Tickets for the fundraiser are $20, and include a spaghetti dinner and entertainment. Guests may enjoy a 50/50 raffle and silent auction as well. Past silent auction items include Signed Detroit Red Wings memorabilia, 300 square feet of Chelsea Plank Flooring, a package from Gander Mountain, fire truck rides with station tours and much more. The committee is on track to acquire the same caliber of items to bid on this year. Anyone who wishes to support the GLBC is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Items to be raffled or auctioned are in need, and those interested in donating are asked to contact Catherine O’Brien at 517.861.9640. Monetary donations are also accepted.