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Diane Ruch Host Turning Mourning into a Movement
Feb 25, 2021

Diane Ruch Host Turning Mourning into a Movement

At age eight, Alisa Ann Ruch was fatally injured in a backyard barbecue accident in Southern California. Bravely turning their mourning into a movement, Alisa ...

AARBF Love Stories
Feb 10, 2021

AARBF Love Stories

Spoiler alert...this love story has a sad ending. But it’s a true Burn Foundation love story from meeting at camp in 1993, hanging out and ...

February 2021 Burn Bulletin
Feb 08, 2021

February 2021 Burn Bulletin

On January 6, AARBF hosted a virtual yoga led by Dr. J, Poindexter and Sunflower. We appreciate our instructors for leading this session and thank our participants for joining us!

January 2021 Burn Bulletin
Jan 11, 2021

January 2021 Burn Bulletin

In a year full of firsts, we ended it with our first Virtual Holiday Party on Friday, December 11, with more than 360 burn survivors & their families!

December 2020 Burn Bulletin
Dec 04, 2020

December 2020 Burn Bulletin

In celebration of this anniversary, we are working on putting together a commemorative coffee table book that will include 50 stories….YOUR stories! These will be stories from burn survivors, volunteers, firefighters, nurses, educators, donors, family members, friends…everyone who has made AARBF what it is today!

Ethan, David and Frani Ruch’s Stories
Nov 23, 2020

Ethan, David and Frani Ruch’s Stories

“When a family grieves together, a family heals together. And if one doesn’t heal the same way, they can help each other through it differently.”-Ethan ...

November 2020 Burn Bulletin
Nov 08, 2020

November 2020 Burn Bulletin

Each year, the first full week of October is dedicated to Fire Prevention Week. This year’s national theme was “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen.” Although kitchen safety is a very important topic, especially in recent months with so many people spending more time at home and preparing their own meals, it is not the most important issue facing California.

Tremone’s Story: From Burn Injury to Burn Survivor Advocate
Oct 29, 2020

Tremone’s Story: From Burn Injury to Burn Survivor Advocate

“The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation kept me from going over the cliff. I was raised in a bad environment but AARBF exposed me to ...

October 2020 Burn Bulletin
Oct 12, 2020

October 2020 Burn Bulletin

Each year, AARBF hosts The Getaway, a weekend camp for burn survivors and their families. This camp is important to our burn survivor families so we modified it for a virtual experience.

September 2020 Burn Bulletin
Sep 04, 2020

September 2020 Burn Bulletin

We are quickly approaching our 50th Anniversary.  Fifty years of providing prevention education and supporting burn survivors and their families throughout California. So many memories, so many stories. We would love to hear your story!