10th annual Burn Run 2019 to send kids with burns to camp


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – For 10 years, the Brother’s Keepers Motorcycle Club in Lexington has helped children with burns be able to go to camp.

“It costs $1,000 a week to send one kid to burn camp,” said road captain Steve Martz.

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Brother’s Keepers Motorcycle Club is a club for firefighters. Their 2019 ‘Burn Run’ fundraiser will take place this weekend.

Martz says last year, they sent 25 kids to the camp from funds raised at their event.

Martz says they are one of 39 chapters in the world. This weekend, many members of other chapters will travel to Lexington to take part in the Burn Run.

Patti Martz is a club member, “It means a lot when we see the children after they’ve been to a burn camp. It builds their confidence and they’re just different people. And for the one week at camp, they get to be kids again.”

The event will take place at Proud Mary’s and is open to the public, not just club members. Martz says they will have live music, an auction, and much more.

A full schedule of events is available HERE. For more information on the club, click HERE.

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