Since 2001, the Niles Burn Run has grown to send about 40 kids to The Great Lakes Burn Camp each year to help them heal and gain self esteem and confidence. 

The Niles Burn Run is happening July 8th, 9th and 10th in Downtown Niles. The Burn Run was started by 2 Niles Township Firefighters in 2001 and has grown into an amazing 3 day event with a car show, live entertainment, food and of course, a motorcycle ride.

The Great Lakes Burn Camp is located at the Pretty Lake Vacation Camp in Kalamazoo County and starts July 7th this year. there Mission Statement is:

Great Lakes Burn Camp (GLBC) provides a unique experience that promotes healing, self-esteem, confidence, and general well-being for burn injured children.

Steve and a few others that manage this event were at the Kalamazoo Backyard BBQ. They said they are always looking for sponsors and volunteers. If you are interested in learning more, supporting or volunteering, you can contact the Niles Burn Run Coordinators here.