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Kelly McElligott Appointed New Board President

Camp I Am Me is thrilled to introduce new Board President, Kelly McElligott.  Kelly McElligott, a dedicated leader from Loyola Medical Center, has been chosen as the President of Camp I Am Me’s Board of Directors. With immense pride, we celebrate Kelly’s long-standing commitment to our mission, her unwavering dedication to the burn survivor community, […]

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Harness the Power of Social Media to Promote Fire Safety and Burn Prevention

In the digital age, social media has emerged as a powerful tool for spreading awareness and promoting causes. When it comes to fire safety and burn prevention, leveraging social media platforms can have a significant impact on reaching a wider audience.

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CIAM Winter Party: A Festive Celebration for the Burn Survivor Community

Camp I Am Me, the renowned summer camp for burn survivors, is excited to announce its upcoming Winter Party. This no-cost, end-of-year event is designed to bring together current and past participants of the Summer Camp program, as well as the entire burn survivor community.

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A Memorable Week of Adventures & Connections at International Burn Camp

Camper Tayvon and I had the incredible opportunity to attend a burn camp organized by the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). It was a week filled with amazing experiences, from visiting fire stations and historical landmarks in Washington, D.C., to bonding with fellow survivors and exploring new friendships.

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Fire Safety Advocates Honored at Annual Fire Prevention Week Luncheon

Camp I Am Me by the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance honored several fire safety and prevention advocates at the 82nd annual Fire Prevention Week Luncheon on October 12th. The event, which took place in Woodridge, included award presentations to the Arlington Heights Fire Department, Niles Fire Department, Carm Welsh of the Beecher Fire Protection District, and Commissioner Annette Nance-Holt of the Chicago Fire Department.

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Volunteer Award Nominations Now Being Accepted – Help Us Recognize the Unsung Heroes of Camp I Am Me!

Camp I Am Me programs and events cannot succeed without the support of so many dedicated volunteers and groups. The priceless contributions provided have allowed the organization to support those affected by burn-related injuries for more than 30 years. To acknowledge these deserving individuals and groups for their volunteerism and service with Camp I Am Me, “Above & Beyond” Volunteer Award nominations are received throughout the year

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Camp I Am Me, OSFM, & Millikin University Join Forces with The Nick Project to Promote College Campus Fire Safety

The Project was initially presented verbally to educate the students of risks of fires and how to prevent them. Now years later and with the help of the Decatur community, Millikin University, Camp I Am Me, and the State Fire Marshals Office, this initiative is continuing to supply students with free fire safety equipment – including fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, and even escape ladders.

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