"burn injuries are devastating,
and the majority take
a lifetime to heal."
"Out of the worst experience..."
"...came unexpected blessings, like hope, healing, good friends and opportunities."
Burn accidents can happen to anyone in the flash of a moment, and the pain that's endured long afterwards goes far beyond physical.
The financial burden alone is crippling, as most insurances do not cover aftercare or efforts to improve the mental health and quality of life for these survivors and their families.
Ken Putnam, KCFD, Burn Survivor
"When the fire overcame me,
I struggled for survival..."
"I had no idea that many years later, as a burn survivor, it would open up so many doors of friendship and change all of life's experiences for the better."
Having dedicated their efforts to the immediate treatment and ongoing recovery of burn survivors in Southern California and all over the world, the Grossman Burn Foundation and Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors, exist to bring wholistic healing to these everyday extraordinary individuals who exemplify strength in overcoming unimaginable odds through Direct Patient Services, Burn Education Prevention and Survivor Support Groups.
To join this effort, 100% of the funds raised by this year's SoCal Burn Ride will go to Family Camp - a three day weekend where a safe environment is provided for burn survivors and their families to have the opportunity to build confidence and independence, learn teamwork and develop problem-solving skills through diverse sports and camp programs while also providing forums for peer support.
Help a family work through their tragedy by contributing what you can, how you can.
There is no cure for a burn injury, but here in Southern California, there are good people and worthwhile programs in place to assist with recovery.
Click here to see how you, your business or organization
can Get Involved.
Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors
Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors is a non-profit managed by firefighters and civilians who volunteer their services and are dedicated to assist those that have been affected by burn injuries. Founded in 1996 following the Southern California Malibu Brush Fire in which six firefighters were injured, its mission is to provide awareness to communities about burn injuries, promote the prevention of burns and raise funds to assist burn survivors, burn centers, burn foundations and burn associations.
The Grossman burn foundation
The Grossman Burn Foundation was established in 2007 by Dr. Peter H. Grossman and his wife Rebecca Grossman as the philanthropic arm of the Grossman Burn Centers, a pioneer in international burn treatment facilities. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, GBF seeks to provide encompassing care to burn survivors and their families by providing programs focused on education, access and integration for communities in the United States and around the world.