Media Contacts

Suzanne Winchester

Associate Director, Public Relations, University of Utah Health
Email: suzanne.winchester@hsc.utah.edu
Phone: 801-581-3102

Oct 10, 2019 10:00 AM

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT: Firefighter teams from around the state will be bringing their chili cooking skills to the ring - competing for the coveted “Battle of the Axe” trophy.  Winning this event gives bragging rights for the yearly winner throughout the Intermountain West. This year 20 to 30 teams are expected to compete for the coveted titles. There will be a special panel of judges to award honors on the teams who have the Best Chili, Best Booth and Most Donations.This year there will also be a special “People’s Choice Award” given for the best chili as decided by the public.

 

WHO: Firefighters and burn survivors from around the state will be available for interviews regarding the details of burn camp programming, stories of burn survival and healing, as well as the chili they’ve made for the event!. The relationship between burn survivors and firefighters is a special one, filled with energy and excitement. 

WHEN/WHERE:Saturday, October 12th – 11:00am - 3:00pm (judging at noon), South Towne Mall (west parking lot), 10450 South State Street

WHY: Severe burn injury is everyone’s worst nightmare. Unfortunately, for many young kids this becomes a reality. U of U Health’s Burn Center admits approximately 200 children annually for severe burn injuries. The 6-12 year old burn camp program, called Camp Nah Nah Mah just celebrated its 20th year, which is an incredible milestone. Hundreds of children and families have been impacted by the program and many are now adults giving back to the community. This one-day event will help make it possible for these survivors to attend even more camp programming. 

Informational booths will be presented by AirMed, LifeFlight and nurses from the burn unit. Don’t miss out on this yearly event to see our community’s firefighters show off their culinary skills for an amazing cause!

 

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