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Aug. 16, 2007

Golf Invitational Benefits Burn Patients At UI Hospitals And Clinics

Proceeds from the second annual Burn Treatment Center Golf Invitational on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Brown Deer Golf Course in Coralville will help people with burn injuries by supporting the Burn Treatment Center at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

The Burn Treatment Center is the state's only verified burn center. Specialists provide comprehensive care to adult and pediatric patients throughout their entire recoveries, including following their discharge from the hospital.

The Burn Treatment Center and UI Children's Hospital provide an important opportunity for ongoing healing for burned children. The Miracle Burn Camp helps children between the ages of 7 and 17 learn in a positive environment how to live with their burn injuries.

The Burn Treatment Center and UI Children's Hospital also offer a key fire safety program for children. The Kids on the Block puppeteer program reaches students in their classrooms and helps them learn how to prevent burn injuries. Specialists also provide re-entry programs to help ease the transition back to school or work for burn patients. Funds raised during the second annual Burn Treatment Center Golf Invitational will support these and other efforts.

Registration and lunch for this four-person, best-shot event will open at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. A dinner and auction will follow the tournament. The Iowa Fire Sprinkler Contractors Association is presenting the event. For more information, contact Lisa Falkers at 319-356-2496 or lisa-falkers@uiowa.edu.

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu.