*(Fremont County, Wyo.) *- November 13, 2015 would have been Zephan van Dijk's 6th birthday. Zephan passed away, along with his brother Noah, in a tragic house fire in July of 2014. The Van Dijks knew they wanted to do something special, positive and uplifting on this day. To honor Zephy, the Van Dijks are holding a Chili Cookoff Fundraiser to raise money for children who have survived a fire through the University of Utah Burn Camp Project. The Van Dijk family recently attended the Burn Camp in Utah and it greatly influenced their decision to hold this fundraiser. "It was very encouraging being surrounded by peers who continue through life with a history of trauma much like ours. To see them thrive and keep going was inspiring," said Feike van Dijk, Zephy and Noah's father. The University Health Care Burn Camp
was established in the
early 90's to help support burn survivors with the challenges associated
with surviving a burn injury. The programs offered at the Burn Camp are
designed to help with self-esteem, teamwork, peer interaction; a wonderful
way to begin the healing process.
Monies raised from the Chili Cook-off Fundraiser will be donated to
children who have survived a fire so that they can participate in the
rewarding Burn Camp. The Van Dijk family is inviting the whole community to
support this amazing cause and honor the lives of Zephy and Noah van Dijk.
There will be a Chili Cookoff, live music by the Fluffy Buffalo, face
painting, and a silent auction. If you are interested in participating in
the Chili Cookoff, you would like to donate auction items or buy tickets
for this event, contact Feike at 307-349-3795 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will also be available at the door.
- *When: *November 13, 2015, 6-9:00 pm
- *Where:* Lander City Fire Hall, Lander, WY
- *Cost:* $10/person or $25 for a family (kids 10 and under are free)
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