Local Fire Companies Donate $3,100 to Crozer’s Regional Burn Treatment Center
Pictured from left to right: Ed Grossman, Folsom Fire Co.; Geri Bozinko, Crozer-Keystone Burn Outreach Program Coordinator; Mike McNeely (back), Folsom Fire Co.; Jay Volpone Sr., Deputy Chief, Milmont Fire Co.; Mary Lou Patton, M.D., Crozer-Keystone critical care surgeon; Ben Salmieri, Deputy Chief, Folsom Fire Co.; Richard Sullivan Jr., Captain, Milmont Fire Co.; Betsy Sullivan (back right); Deborah Love, MBA, MSN, Director of Marketing, Burn and Psychiatry; and Cynthia Reigart, BSN, Director, Burn Treatment Center.
Representatives from the Milmont Fire Company and Folsom Fire Company recently visited Crozer-Chester Medical Center to present a donation of $3,100 to benefit the medical center's Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center. The money was raised through "The Battle of the Boulevard," a charity softball game between the companies held on Sept. 8 at Nall Field on MacDade Boulevard.
All proceeds from the event, including food sales, raffle ticket sales and donations, went to the Burn Treatment Center.
Dan Brees and Chase Frost, two firefighters injured in a 2007 Parkside Borough townhouse fire, threw the first pitch. Brees suffered from burns over 5 percent of his body along with respiratory problems. Frost suffered first- and second-degree burns over 50 percent of his body. The Ridley Area Little League All-Stars, who made it to the state finals, were also honored during the game.
The Crozer Burn Center is celebrating the 40th anniversary of specialized burn care in the Delaware Valley, providing care for patients from the tri-state area. For more information, visit http://crozerburn.crozerkeystone.org.
For more information about the Milmont Fire Company, visit www.mfd49.com. For more information about the Folsom Fire Company, visit www.folsomfireco.org.