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Knapp Burn Foundation

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The Knapp Burn Foundation was established in 1989 by the family and friends of Rick Knapp. He was injured in an automobile accident in 1975, inflicting severe burns and other traumatic injuries. Throughout the ordeal, it became apparent that burns can also have a victimizing effect on family and friends. Drawing on our experiences, we (Rick and his family) came to a disturbing realization: current support systems are not adequate to cope with the losses suffered through burns. Therefore, the Knapp Burn Foundation was created as a not-for-profit organization committed to:

  • Assist burn victims and their families to cope with the temporary and/or permanent physical, emotional, social, and economic changes.
  • Educating others in allowing survivors to return to socially fulfilling and occupationally productive lives.
  • Equipping the public with burn prevention information.

We strive to provide the support and resources to prevent burns, improve awareness, and allow survivors to move past their burns and to continue with their lives. Some of our most requested and rewarding programs are:

  • John Bennett-Saviano/Knapp Burn Foundation Educational Grant.
  • Pressure Garment Grant.
  • Working with fire and medical professionals to understand the lifelong commitments of survivors and their families.
  • Educating professional organizations and schools.
  • Being available.

For more information, please contact us:

The Knapp Burn Foundation
P.O. Box 1135
Bloomington, Illinois 61702

Central Illinois (309) 663-1008
Indiana (765) 567-2217

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