Student Nurses’ gala benefits young burn victims
Student nurses at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside host a charity gala Friday, March 23, to benefit the Wisconsin Alliance for Fire Safety (WAFS) Summer Camp for Burn Injured Youth. Organized by Student Nurses at Parkside (SNAP), the event begins at 5 p.m. in Roma Lodge, 7130 Spring St., Racine.
"SNAP selected WAFS' Summer Camp for Burn Injured Youth to support the camp's mission," said SNAP President Amy Noto. "The camp helps local youth burn survivors develop self-esteem, coping skills, and new friendships through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. We felt the gala would spread awareness and allow us to make a contribution to this wonderful organization."
The camp is open to young people ages 7-17 years who have endured significant burn injuries. It provides for the unique needs of burn injured youth while they have fun, build relationships, and move to a phase of life beyond their injuries.
"It's important because the camp not only addresses the needs of burn injured youth, but it also provides encouragement and support, enabling survivors to persevere," said Noto.
Past recipients of funding from the SNAP Gala are the March of Dimes, the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation, the Southeastern Wisconsin Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Kenosha Community Health Center, and Southeastern Wisconsin Special Olympics.
The gala begins at 5 p.m. with cocktails followed by a buffet dinner at 6. During the evening, guests will hear from Wisconsin Alliance for Fire Safety officials, participate in raffles and silent auctions, and dance until 11:30 p.m. Evening attire is suggested.
Tickets for the 6th annual SNAP Gala are $25 and can be purchased by calling 262-595-2480 or by accessing firstname.lastname@example.org by email. Tickets must be purchased before Mar. 15. Sponsorship opportunities are available.SNAP is the student organization of the consortial nursing program based at UW-Parkside and administered by UW-Milwaukee. SNAP activities foster professionalism, improve the quality of nursing education, and increase cohesiveness between students and faculty to positively impact the health and well-being of students, the community, and the world.