Student athletes are known for working together toward a goal on the field, but earlier this fall, UNC student athletes rallied around a different kind of a goal—encouraging patients at the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center.
This year marks the 13th annual visit by UNC student athletes, which is part of a long-standing partnership between UNC Athletics and the Burn Center.
North Carolina’s electric cooperatives have supported the Burn Center at UNC Health Care since 1972, when the cooperatives’ Board of directors pledged $40,000 to help create the center. Over the years the state’s electric co-ops, in partnership with more than 80 organizations and individuals, have donated nearly $2 million to the Burn Center, helping it become one of the leading comprehensive burn centers in the world.
Beyond providing the very best in compassionate care, the Burn Center’s mission extends to advancing burn prevention education and outreach, innovative treatment, research, rehabilitation and life-long after care.
Learn more about our ongoing support for the Burn Center and its programs in the In the Community section of our website.