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Each year, Schomp Automotive hosts a fundraiser for Children's Colorado Burn Center, a program established in 1974 to treat pediatric burn patients and provide burn prevention education.
This year, the four-day event, called Children's Hospital Colorado Sales Event, will take place July 19-22 at Schomp Honda, BMW and MINI, located at 1190 Plum Valley Lane, Highlands Ranch, north of C-470 and east of Lucent Boulevard. Proceeds generated from sales of new and pre-owned vehicles will help provide equipment and services needed to treat kids suffering from burn injuries, a media release says.
This year's patient ambassador — a patient picked by Children's Hospital Colorado caregivers to connect with the community — is 15-year old Melinda Walker, also a student at Legend High School in Parker.
Three years ago, Walker was running on a treadmill when she fell, blacked out and was pinned beneath the machine, suffering third-degree burns to her thigh, arm and stomach. She was sent to Children's Hospital Colorado Burn Camps Program where she received skin grafts and endured months of wearing a cast and compression pants.
The burn camp, which focuses on psychological and rehabilitation needs of a child and their family following a burn injury, helped Walker overcome her fear of having a scar and being different, she said in the news release.
Since its first run in 1990, Schomp's Children's Hospital Colorado Sales Event has raised more than $325,000 for the burn center.
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