Cougar Chill fundraiser benefits Hoosier burn victims

Sunday looks dry
Sunday looks dry

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Student Nurses Association at the University of Saint Francis hosted the first-ever Cougar Chill event Saturday morning to raise money for children going to the Hoosier Burn Camp this summer.

Participants had to raise money beforehand and then jumped into the university’s Mirror Lake on Spring Street Saturday morning. NewsChannel 15’s Rob Lydick emceed the event.

Toni Winslow, a 21-year-old USF student, suffered burns to half of her body in a house fire when she was three years old. She helped organize the event.

Winslow said they’re hoping to raise $10,000 for the Hoosier Burn Camp, which provides an expense-free summer camp experience to children who have burn injuries. That’s enough money to send 10 kids to camp. As of Saturday afternoon, the Cougar Chill had already raised around $5,000.

“We’re just hoping for that high goal and just to help send as many kids as we can,” Winsoow said.

For more information on the camp, click here.

The Student Nurses Association at the University of Saint Francis is a chapter of the Indiana Association of Nursing Students (IANS) and the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA). provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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