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Burn Institute of Inland Empire to Host 10th Anniversary Celebration Oct. 11

The Burn Institute-Inland Empire is a non-profit resource agency for the prevention of burn injuries and for the support of burn victims and their families, executive director Sherri Laffey-Long said.

The Burn Institute of the Inland Empire is planning its 10th Anniversary Celebration on Oct. 11 at the National Orange Show, Redlands Fire Chief Jeff Frazier announced Monday.

The Burn Institute-Inland Empire is a non-profit resource agency based in Colton for the prevention of burn injuries and for the support of burn victims and their families, executive director Sherri Laffey-Long said.

The Oct. 11 event is billed as "Wine and Food Under the Stars" with live jazz, celebrity chefs, local restaurants, wineries and Hangar 24 Craft Brewery of Redlands.

Tickets are $75 per person and $125 per couple, with proceeds benefiting the Burn Institute-Inland Empire, Santa Claus Inc., the Rotary Club of San Bernardino, the San Bernardino Symphony Guild, and the Assistance League of San Bernardino.

The Burn Institute-Inland Empire is an affiliate of the Burn Institute, based in San Diego.

"Since 2002, the BI-IE has sought to re-create the successful programs and services of the Burn Institute – one of the largest and most-effective fire and burn prevention and burn survivor support agencies in the United States," the Burn Institute-Inland Empire website states.

"Together, the BI-IE and the Burn Institute reach communities in four most southern California counties, including the largest county in the contiguous United States (San Bernardino). . . . The Burn Institute-Inland Empire is a non-profit health agency dedicated to reducing burn injuries and deaths through fire and burn prevention education, burn survivor support programs and the funding of burn care research and treatment."

The celebration is scheduled 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday Oct. 11 at the National Orange Show Events Center, 689 South E St., San Bernardino..

A pdf flier for the event is attached. For more info contact Derrick Vasquez at the National Orange Show at (909) 888-6788 or Laffey-Long at (909) 580-6339.

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