Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation

Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation www.aarbf.org

Burn Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to burn prevention and helping children and adult survivors of severe burn injuries.  Possible ways to help are teaching burn prevention to grades K-2, planning holiday parties for burn-injured children, or volunteering for their various youth programs (summer camps, back-to-school support and special events).  The minimum age for volunteers is 14.

The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF) is a California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing burns and fires and providing services to those who have been affected by a burn injury. AARBF brings together health care providers, firefighters, emergency workers, burn care professionals, burn survivors and others to enhance the quality of life for burn survivors and to make burn injuries a thing of the past.

At age eight, Alisa Ann Ruch 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 AARBF in 1971 with the goal of preventing burn injuries by teaching Stop Drop and Roll.