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WOWO/Penny Pitch Results 2-17-2016

As one of the 2015 charities to benefit from the annual

WOWO/Penny Pitch efforts, the Burn Council of Northern Indiana announces today that it is

has received over $71,000 as its share of the total funds raised.

“This gift will be transformational,” explains Vince Green, Treasurer of the Board of the Burn

Council. “This gift will all us to expand our services to Burn Survivors and their families in

Northern Indiana, Southeast Michigan, and Northwest Ohio.” In honor of this support, the

organization will create the “WOWO/Penny Pitch Burn Survivor Fund” to help purchase gas

cards, garments, and supplies for Burn Survivors and their families that are un- or underinsured.

The Burn Council also plans to initiate new efforts for the mental health and

school/Job re-entry for child and adult Burn Survivors.

“Being a part of WOWO/Penny Pitch has also helped ‘put us on the map’”, adds Green.

“Unless you have been burned, you probably have never heard of us or the life-saving efforts

of the staff at the Regional Burn Center at St. Joseph Hospital. We thank WOWO staff, the

board of Penny Pitch, Inc., and Bruce Dye at Brigadoon Fitness for their matching support of

Penny Pitch.”