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Viking Sponsors Annual Phoenix World Burn Congress, Uniting Burn Survivors in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 8am


Grand Rapids, Michigan, USAThe 30th Annual Phoenix World Burn Congress will be held Sept. 12-15, 2018 at the Amway Grand Plaza and DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The World Burn Congress is the largest gathering of the burn community, connecting attendees with support, resources, and each other. This annual international conference unites nearly 1,000 burn survivors, their families, caregivers, burn care professionals, and firefighters for three days of transformational healing. For many, it is the first chance to connect with others on the journey of recovery from a burn injury. Anyone who has been touched by a burn injury is welcome to attend.

Viking Group, Inc. is a Diamond Sponsor of this year’s event. “Viking is proud to support the amazing work the Phoenix Society is doing to bring both physical and emotional healing to burn survivors. We’ve seen first-hand the difference they’ve made in so many lives” said Jeff Norton, Viking’s Vice President of Marketing. “We are looking forward to a great four days in Grand Rapids.”

For nearly 40 years, The Phoenix Society has been dedicated to empowering anyone affected by a burn injury. Their burn recovery programs have been developed from collaboration with burn survivors, families, firefighters, and members of the medical community. Each year, 40,000 people are hospitalized with a burn injury. The Phoenix Society strives to reach everyone impacted through initiatives that include:

  • Peer support through Phoenix SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery), now available in over 70 burn centers across North America.
  • Each year, nearly 1,000 members of the burn community come together at the Annual Phoenix World Burn Congress.
  • Since 2013, more than 80 burn survivor students have benefited from Phoenix Education Grants to further their post-secondary education.
  • Thousands of people find resources and support through The Phoenix Society’s website.

To learn more about the Phoenix Society, the World Burn Congress, and opportunities for volunteering and giving, contact

The Phoenix Society, Inc.
525 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(800) 888-2876


Viking is a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of innovative fire protection and life safety systems.  For nearly 100 years the company’s products and services have protected lives and property worldwide from the devastating effects of fire.  For more information on Viking’s complete line of fire protection products and services, please visit or call 800-968-9501.