UNC-Chapel Hill football coach and players raise spirits and awareness for the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center
Helping survivors find their place in the world, teaching children to prevent burns, advancing scientific knowledge of burn treatment — these are all things the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center does in addition to saving lives and providing compassionate care to patients.
North Carolina’s electric cooperatives, whose linemen face dangers on the job every day, have supported the essential work of the Burn Center in Chapel Hill for more than 40 years. In total, the electric cooperatives have given more than $1 million.
Beyond financial support, the co-ops facilitate an uplifting visit by UNC athletes to patients at the Burn Center each year. More than 30 athletes and Tar Heel football coach Larry Fedora took part in the visit earlier this month. This visit was captured on video and shown at a UNC football game and on social media to raise awareness of the world-class Burn Center.