My name is Scott Mellon and I have been a Hanford Fire Fighter for nearly 11 years. For 6 of those years I have been a participant in the Fresno Urban Run, a wonderful event in downtown Fresno. In order to keep myself accountable to the job, I have ran this strenuous 5k each and every year wearing full turnout bunker gear, helmet and SCBA (the big pack we wear on our backs). It isn’t easy and this year I decided to use this event to raise money and awareness for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation.
Formed in 1971, the AARBF helps burn survivors and their families cope, heal and thrive while dealing with injuries that range from debilitating to severe all with dignity and grace. I have been a supporter of this foundation for 5 years and my goal is to raise $1000 in order to send one child to the AARBF’s premiere event, Champ Camp. Champ Camp is the largest event of it‘s kind in the United States, a week long summer camp for burn survivors ages 5-18, a safe place for kids to let go of the stigma of their scars and thrive as what they are, beautiful crazy kids.
Please help me as I work to raise money for this wonderful organization!
To learn more about AARBF please visit: www.aarbf.org