Camp RED - In Honor of Chuck Cook

We have set up this GoFundMe campaign to raise funds to support Camp RED, a Hennepin County Medical Center's Burn Care charity . Camp RED stands for Realize Every Dream. It is an opportunity for burn victims aged 6-16 to attend camp to not only facilitate their emotional healing but to be kids again. Children are a huge focus in Chuck's life so we would love to raise as much money as possible to really make a difference for them.

On Thursday, August 23rd, at around 11 am, Chuck was returning to the Anoka County airport from a fly-over in his T28 warbird. On approach for landing, he reported to the tower that there was smoke in the cockpit. Chuck landed the plane short of the runway, and at some point, there was a fire in the cockpit. He was able to get himself out of the aircraft and onto the ground. Fortunately, two good Samaritans had stopped and witnessed Chuck outside of his aircraft in distress. They scaled the fence to pull him to safety, and away from the fire. We cannot thank them enough for their quick thinking and heroic actions. Shortly afterward, Chuck was airlifted to HCMC where he is currently in the burn unit ICU.

You can find updates on Chuck and his recovery here:
  • Kristina Fechner 
    • $419 
    • 42 mos
  • Richard and Nancy Haluptzok 
    • $200 
    • 44 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 46 mos
  • Pam & Kevin O'Leary and Family  
    • $500 
    • 47 mos
    • $50 
    • 47 mos
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Fundraising team: Team Chuck (2)

Denise Cook 
Raised $1,941 from 16 donations
Andover, MN
Nathan Cook 
Team member
Raised $300 from 3 donations

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