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Electric Co-ops Raise Funds for NC Jaycee Burn Center

Donations total more than $1.8 million over the years

By Lindsey Listrom

Electric Co-ops Raise Funds for NC Jaycee Burn Center

(Left to right) Dr. Bruce Cairns, medical director of the NC Jaycee Burn Center; Dr. Melina Kibbe, chair of the UNC Department of Surgery; Lindsey Listrom, communications manager for North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives; Dale Lambert, CEO of Randolph EMC and Burn Center Advisory Board member; Wes Googe, U.S. Airways and chair of the Burn Center Advisory Committee; Lonnie Moore, SVP and COO of the Tarheel Electric Membership Association.

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.

In support of that work and mission, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives recently presented a donation of $146,193 to the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, a division of the UNC Department of Surgery.

“The Burn Center provides an incredible service in our state, and one that is especially appreciated by electric cooperatives whose linemen face dangers on the job every day,” said Dale Lambert, CEO of Randolph EMC and a member of the Burn Center advisory board. The funding was raised at the co-ops’ 19th annual golf tournament and fundraiser in October. Electric cooperatives, in partnership with more than 80 organizations and individuals, have donated more than $1.8 million to the Burn Center over the years. That support has helped the Chapel Hill-based Burn Center become one of the leading comprehensive burn centers in the world.

“The magnitude of the investment you make is outstanding,” Dr. Bruce A. Cairns, medical director of the NC Jaycee Burn Center, said in accepting the donation.

About the Author

Lindsey Listrom is the communications and media relations manager for the North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives.

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