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Happy 56th birthday,
Alisa Ann Ruch

September 8, 2018 will mark Alisa Ann Ruch’s 56th birthday. Sadly, at the age of eight, Alisa Ann was fatally injured in a backyard barbecue accident in Southern California. Bravely using their tragedy as a catalyst for change, Alisa Ann’s parents, local firefighters and medical professionals joined together and created the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF) in 1971 with the goal of preventing burn injuries by teaching, “stop, drop and roll.”

Today, we provide burn prevention education to children all over California through our comprehensive Firefighters in Safety Education (FISE) program, as well as community outreach events.

In honor of Alisa Ann’s birthday, we’d like to invite everyone to donate $56 to support our mission and prevent tragedies like Alisa Ann’s from happening. Please help us make our vision a reality: a safe California free from burn injuries and a community of empowered burn survivors.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to AARBF!

AARBF is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the number of burn injuries through burn prevention education, and enhancing the quality of life for those affected by burn injuries through burn survivor services. Our goal is to provide a sense of community for individuals of any age in California who need full-journey care, whether they’ve been directly or indirectly affected by burns.