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Summer Camp Offers a Place of Healing for Burn Survivors

An empowering, week-long summer camp provides a safe, and judgement-free place for young burn survivors Mount Prospect, Illinois – For the past 33 years, Camp I Am Me by Illinois Fire Safety Alliance has helped young burn survivors throughout Illinois by providing a place of acceptance and healing at its yearly Summer Camp held at […]

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Celebrating our Top Volunteers & Donors!

You are cordially invited to join Camp I Am Me in celebrating and acknowledging the incredible contributions of our top volunteers and donors. These outstanding individuals and organizations have made a significant difference in our mission of supporting burn survivors and promoting fire safety across the state. Their dedication and generosity deserve to be recognized,

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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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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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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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2024 Summer Camp Volunteer Requests Now Being Accepted

Even though the 33rd annual Summer Camp will not be taking place until June of 2024, Camp I Am Me is already beginning to prepare for the signature event. Camp I Am Me’s Summer Camp is Illinois’ camp for young burn survivors which provides a special and unforgettable one-week experience for approximately 60 children a year.

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Camp I Am Me Volunteer Receives Medal of Valor

In February, the City of Highland Park hosted a recognition ceremony for their fire department members’ actions and responses in relation to the mass casualty incident in their community on Independence Day last year. One of the members of the Highland Park Fire Department is a longtime Camp I Am Me volunteer and we’d like

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The IFSA Welcomes Chris Gantz as Newest Board of Director

In September, the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance welcomed Chris Gantz to the 12-person Board of Directors.

Chris Gantz grew up in Northbrook and currently lives in Fox River Grove with his wife and two children. Chris started as a volunteer firefighter while attending the University of Illinois and was hired as a career firefighter/paramedic for the Skokie Fire Department shortly after graduating college. Chris also served as a HazMat Specialist for the State of

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