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Charity of the Month: Edmonton Firefighter Burn Treatment Society

At Parati Yoga & Wellness, we believe in the power of community and the importance of giving back. Each month, we highlight a charity that is making a significant impact, and for this month, we are thrilled to support the Edmonton Firefighter Burn Treatment Society (EFBTS). This cause is particularly close to our hearts, as our own son is a burn survivor. We have witnessed firsthand the incredible work that EFBTS does, and we are committed to supporting their mission.


About the Edmonton Firefighter Burn Treatment Society


EFBTS LOGO

The Edmonton Firefighter Burn Treatment Society (EFBTS) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for burn survivors. Founded by Edmonton firefighters in 1977, the society focuses on prevention, education, and treatment of burn injuries. Their initiatives extend beyond immediate medical care to include long-term support and rehabilitation for survivors, ensuring they receive the best possible care throughout their recovery journey.


Key Initiatives of EFBTS


  1. Burn Treatment and Rehabilitation: EFBTS funds advanced medical equipment and research to improve burn treatment methods. They work closely with the University of Alberta Hospital’s Firefighters Burn Unit to provide cutting-edge care for patients.

  2. Public Education and Prevention: EFBTS runs programs to educate the public about fire safety and burn prevention. These initiatives aim to reduce the incidence of burn injuries through awareness and proactive measures.

  3. Support for Burn Survivors: The society offers extensive support for burn survivors, including financial assistance, counseling, and access to specialized rehabilitation services.


Alberta Burn Camp


Alberta Fire Fighters' Burn Camp  Logo

One of the most remarkable programs supported by EFBTS is the Alberta Burn Camp, which started in 1988. This camp is a pivotal week for young burn survivors, offering them a unique opportunity to connect with others who have had similar experiences. At Alberta Burn Camp, children aged 7 to 17 can enjoy a week of fun, adventure, and healing in a supportive and understanding environment. The camp activities are tailored to help build confidence, resilience, and a sense of community among participants, all while they make lasting memories.

Burn Camp is filled with dedicated volunteers, including burn nurses, firefighters, and even plastic surgeons, creating a safe and nurturing environment for the children. You can learn more about Burn Camp here or more about EFBTS here.



Child playing with water fight

Join Us for a Special Charity Yoga Event


To support the incredible work of EFBTS, we are hosting a special charity yoga event:


Date: May 28th

Time: 7:00 PM

Class: 75-minute Relaxation Flow, Yin Class


Experience a soothing 75-minute relaxation flow designed to calm your mind and nourish your body. We will start with gentle flow movements and finish with Yin-inspired poses and meditation. This class is suitable for all levels, making it a perfect way to unwind and contribute to a worthy cause.


How to Participate


You can secure your spot for as little as a $10 donation, or choose any amount that you feel comfortable giving. Every dollar raised from this class will be donated to the Edmonton Firefighter Burn Treatment Society to help cover the costs of the Alberta Burn Camp and other vital services they provide.


Register Now to reserve your spot and support burn survivors in their journey to recovery. If you are unable to make it to the event and would like to make a monetary donation, please email hello@paratiwellness.com for more information.


Ways to Get Involved:


Golf Tourney

Upcoming Golf Tournament

Join us for EFBTS’s annual golf tournament, an exciting event that supports a great cause:

Date: Monday, July 15th, 2024

Location: The Quarry


There are many sponsorship opportunities as well as the need for auction donations. The event will feature contests, prizes, a silent auction, dinner, and entertainment. We would love for you to be part of this amazing event! For more details, check out their Instagram post.






Turn Up the Heat Calendar 2024


The wait is over! Get your Turn Up the Heat Calendar today to heat up any wall and support a great cause. Calendars are $25.00 CAD plus $7.00 for shipping. Order your calendar here.


By participating in our charity yoga event or making a donation to the Edmonton Firefighter Burn Treatment Society, you are truly making a difference in a burn survivor's life. Your support helps provide essential resources, programs, and care to those who have experienced the challenges of burn injuries. Together, we can offer hope, healing, and support to individuals and families affected by burns. Thank you for your generosity and compassion. Be sure to follow EFBTS on Instagram and Facebook for future events and updates.

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