Tompkins Cortland Community College to host event for burn survivors

Editor's Note: The following is a press release from Tompkins Cortland Community College.

DRYDEN, N.Y. - In connection with National Burn Awareness Week (Feb 4-10, 2018) TC3 is hosting the Burn Foundation of CNY’s survivor overnight celebration Saturday, Feb 17th, 2018.

Children, ranging in ages from 5-22, coming from Watertown to Binghamton and Rochester to Utica, will be gathering at the college to reunite with their fellow burn survivors and create new memories with students at the college.

The Burn Foundation of CNY brings these children together several times a year so these brave young people can truly get away from the rigors of life. Just imagine having such a visible reminder of a traumatic event. The overnight is a way to heal on the inside.

The Burn Foundation of Central New York is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with no overhead. All contributions are tax deductible. That means 100% of what is given goes directly to the foundation’s mission and supports events like this.

Please join us to celebrate with these amazing young kids and share the message of National Burn Awareness Week, that the majority of fires are preventable.


  • Kids arrive at TC3 (Saturday Feb 17th) around 6pm.
  • Dinner 6-7
  • Swimming 7-9
  • Music videos in the TV studios between 9-10
  • Dodgeball in the Athletic Facility 10-11:30
  • Movies & popcorn 11:30-? (last one standing)
  • Breakfast 9am at the Neptune Fire Dept in Dryden
  • Sponsor presentation of checks 10:30 till 11:30
  • Children heading home by noon

Special thanks to the Dryden Fire Department and the Dryden Hotel for providing breakfast for our event. Also, thanks to American Food and Vending for assistance with dinner and to Clark’s Grocery in Dryden for drinks and snacks.

Chris Xaver [email protected] or at 315.436.5666
Jim Ennis [email protected] or at 315.430.0340

TC3 address:
Tompkins Cortland Community College
170 North Street
Dryden, NY 13053

The event is being held in the main building at the student center/lower cafeteria. Parking is free and plentiful.