8th year in a row supporting Fisher House at the Marine Corps Marathon!!!!
Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment.
These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, close to the medical center or hospital they serve. Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living room. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is never a lodging fee. Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans’ families an estimated $360 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation.
Fisher House Foundation also operates the Hero Miles program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members as well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge. The Foundation also manages a grant program that supports other military charities and scholarship funds for military children, spouses and children of fallen and disabled veterans.
Why do I run for Fisher House?
- Families served: More than 28,000 in 2016
- Daily capacity: 950 families
- Families served: More than 305,000 since inception
- Number of lodging days offered: Over 7 million
- 11,000 students have received $18,000,000 in scholarship awards
- Over 65,000 airline tickets provided by Hero Miles to service members and their families, worth nearly $100 million
Where does the money go?
Per Charity Navigator:
91.7% of all money donated actually goes to expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers! Unlike so many other supposed "Cahrities" the money actual does go to helping service members and their families during times of need!
Please consider making a donation, not only to support me towards my goal of $2000 but to help support the families of our service memebers while they are recovering from wounds, injuries, or sickness while wearing the uniform of this great nation.
EVERY DOLLAR BRINGS MORE COWBELL!!!!!
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