“Burnouts for Kids” from the Bring it Back Meets organization donated more than $7,000 of children’s toys today for pediatric patients throughout Doctors Hospital of Augusta including the Joseph M. Still (JMS) Burn Center. The money was raised at their annual “Burnouts for Kids” event held each fall at the Carolina Dragway.
“We started Burnouts for Kids two years ago. It has evolved very quickly, and this past year we were able to raise over $24,000 which allowed us to purchase toys to go to children at local hospitals. Today we are donating over $7,000 worth of toys. We wanted to provide a toy to brighten a kid’s day while they are in the hospital here. If there is even the smallest toy that could bring a little happiness to their life and put a smile on their face, it is worth it.” – Nate Prater, an organizer from Burnouts for Kids, Bring it Back Meets organization.
“We live in a great community, and this donation is a testament to that,” said Brad Griffin, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer at Doctors Hospital. “Thank you to the Burnouts for Kids organizers, volunteers and attendees for this generous donation of toys to our pediatric patients.”
“We are so grateful for the donation for our pediatric patients, and to Nate and his team for always keeping JMS in their minds and helping us in our mission of Healing Patients. Healing Families. Healing Lives.” Dr. Zaheed Hassan, President of Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Inc.