Media Advisory - Press Conference - BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund Presents the Launch of its New Adult Burn Survivor Program with Kim Phuc, Vietnam War Burn Survivor



    
    Event:       Press Conference - The BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn
                 Fund Presents the Launch of its New Adult Burn Survivor
                 Program with Kim Phuc, Vietnam War Burn Survivor

    Date:        Thursday, April 12, 2007

    Time:        Press Conference - 10 AM to 11 AM

    Place:       Port of Vancouver Room, Second Floor
                 Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside, 1133 West Hastings
                 Street, Vancouver, B.C.
    

    VANCOUVER, April 9 /CNW/ - BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund is
pleased to announce its new Adult Burn Survivor Program The Future Is Mine, a
world-first program specifically designed for Adult Burn Survivors.
    BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund is honoured to have Vietnam War
Burn Survivor, Kim Phuc in Vancouver to join in honoring BC's Adult Burn
Survivors as the special guest speaker at the Burn Fund's evening fundraiser
event, April 12th.

    
    PRESS CONFERENCE AND PHOTOS
    -   Photo opportunities of Kim Phuc, adult burn survivors and BC Fire
        Fighters during 10 AM to 12 NOON, April 12
    INTERVIEWS FOLLOWING PRESS CONFERENCE
    -   Kim Phuc interviews following press conference 11 AM to 12 NOON,
        April 12
    -   Interview opportunities with Tony Burke, Executive Director for BC
        Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund, 11 AM to 12 NOON, April 12
    -   Interview opportunities with adult burn survivors:
        -  Burn Fund Director Kristy Storey, who is a fire fighter with Delta
           Fire Department Local 1763
        -  Brady Tupper

    Tickets are available for the evening fundraiser event at Ticket Master:
    Event:       The BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund Presents An
                 Evening with Kim Phuc
                 In support of the Burn Fund's Adult Burn Survivor Program -
                 The Future Is Mine
    Date:        Thursday, April 12, 2007
    Time:        Fundraiser event - 5 PM reception;
                 presentation 6 PM to 7:30 PM
    Location:    Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside, 1133 West Hastings
                 Street, Vancouver, B.C.
    Tickets:     $50 per person Plus taxes & service charges available at
                 www.ticketmaster.ca or phone: 604-280-4444

    About The Burn Fund's Adult Burn Survivor Program The Future Is Mine

    The Burn Fund's Adult Burn Survivor Program components include:

    -   New Beginnings resource book
    -   Survivors Share Their Stories DVD
    -   Mini Reflections on line weekly support messages
    -   The Future Is Mine Program on the Burn Fund Website provides
        connection and confidential exchange with other survivors
    -   Tele-classes facilitated by the Burn Fund to offer information and
        contact for survivors throughout British Columbia
    -   Support for adult burn survivors twenty-four hours a day, seven days
        a week
    

    To learn more about The Burn Fund's Adult Burn Survivor Program - The
Future Is Mine, please contact the Burn Fund at 604-436-5617, E-Mail
survivors@burnfund.org or visit www.burnfund.org.

    About Kim Phuc
    Kim Phuc could be the most-recognized burn survivor in the world. Yet not
everyone knows her name. During the Vietnam War her village was mistakenly
bombed with napalm by South Vietnamese planes. The photo of a little girl,
crying and running along a road - her skin on fire and her burning clothes
torn off - became one of the most famous images of the war. Third degree burns
covered half her body. The photographer who captured her image rescued her,
took her to an American Hospital, and she spent two agonizing years as a burn
patient. Many times, she was near death. And she survived. Kim Phuc and her
photo remains one of the unforgettable images of all wars. In fact, it was one
of the iconic images that led to the end of the Vietnam War. She found
happiness and freedom after years of pain and suffering. Kim Phuc has a
powerful story to tell, and her unforgettable message is about survival, and
about love, peace and forgiveness.

    About The Burn Fund
    A registered charity established in 1978 by the BC Professional Fire
Fighters Association, the Burn Fund provides life saving, life supporting, and
life enriching services to the people in British Columbia. More than 3,400
professional fire fighters from forty-eight communities around the province
are building the Burn Fund's vision. They dedicate their time and skills to
support burn survivors and increase the public's knowledge about fire and burn
safety issues through the work the Burn Fund does with its Burn Awareness,
Research and Prevention Programs. For more information or to make a donation,
please visit www.burnfund.org.

    
    -   IF ATTENDING PRESS CONFERENCE... please confirm with Margo Bates or
        Susan Kirk at Margo Bates Publicity at 604-536-9501

    -   On April 12th, please phone this cell number: 604-315-9959
    




For further information:

For further information: Margo Bates Publicity Inc., (604) 536-9501; On
April 12th, please phone this mobile number: (604) 315-9959

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