Welcome to My Fundrasing Page for Beazer!
My Very First 5K...
Thank you for taking a moment to visit my fundraising page for Beazer-Fisher House. Through my company's (Beazer Homes) fundraising initiative made possible by your help, we will make it easier for wounded veterans to heal and adjust to his or her "new normal." You can read more about this fundraiser and Fisher House below--I highly recommend you check it out.
I have been running 3 days a week for the past 7 weeks. I have never been a runner. Running is very challenging to me, but it's a challenge that I decided to overcome 7 weeks ago. Pushing through the shin splints, I have ended almost every training session with ice packs on my legs. I've worn compression socks more times in these past few weeks than I though I ever would in a lifetime. I've googled symptoms of stress fractures a concerning number of times. I wanted to give up after about week 2. Here I am at week 7 and I'm so glad I didn't.
Around week 4, my employer announced its Fisher House fundraising initiative: a rock 'n roll 5k weekend event in Nashville in April 2020, and a fundraising goal of $300,000. I have never ran in a 5k in my entire life! I decided that I would let this awesome event be my 5k debut!
I have set my fundraising goal at $3,000. Accomplishing this goal would mean that my expenses for the Nashville trip will be paid for. What's more amazing than having my first event PAID FOR?! Please help me in making this moment happen, while knowing your dollars are going to help a veteran.
I have a lot of training left to do, that's for sure. But through all of the soreness and frustration, I am extremely excited about the opportunity to accomplish a personal physical goal alongside my co-workers, in Nashville, for an outstanding cause.
I am so very thankful for your support.
(Please read below.)
Beazer Homes is Proud to Support Fisher House Foundation as our National Charity Partner
Last year, Beazer employees raised more than $200,000 for Fisher House Foundation, doubling the campaign’s $100,000 goal. This year, we set our sights on raising $300,000! The organization provides local no-cost housing for military and veterans’ families while their loved ones receive treatment at military and VA medical centers.
For almost 30 years, the Fisher House program has provided “a home away from home” for these families. Many homes are in the same communities we serve across the country. We’re proud to support them!
Many thanks to the countless employees, friends, family and partners who have donated and fundraised for this worthy cause.
Celebrating $300k in Nashville
Our favorite race is back! To celebrate our fundraising efforts, top Beazer fundraisers and our partners will gather in Nashville for the 2020 Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon, half,and 5k races.
Corporate Partners: donate at http://engage.fisherhouse.org/goto/BeazerPartners
Trade partners and division vendors may contribute to the appropriate division page.
How Fisher House Makes a Difference:
Jeremy Chwalik's Fisher House Story
Senior Master Sergeant Richard (Joe) Chwalik was awarded a Purple Heart for injuries suffered during a deployment to Afghanistan. But it was the birth of his son, Jeremy, that brought Fisher House into his life.
When Jeremy was born, the Chwaliks were a dual-military couple stationed in Ramstein, Germany. His mom, Erika, knew there were going to be complications when he was born, but not the extent. The base hospital wasn’t equipped to deal with Jeremy’s two congenital heart issues, a club foot, and Down syndrome. He needed specialty pediatric care that meant leaving his dad and brother in Germany, while he and his mom came back to the States for his medical treatment.
Within hours of his birth, Jeremy and his mom were on a military cargo plane headed to Washington, D.C. After settling Jeremy into the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Erika headed to the Fisher House.
This would be the first of many stays at a Fisher House for the Chwalik family, as little Jeremy received treatment as a newborn, and again four years later when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
“Since Jeremy’s birth five years ago, the Fisher House has been a saving grace when we least expected it,” said Erika. “Fisher House allows you to have a normal life in an abnormal circumstance.”
You can help military and veterans’ families, like the Chwalik’s, feel that sense of normality when they need it most, during a medical crisis.
Donate with confidence: Fisher House has received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator 15 years in a row and an A+ rating from CharityWatch/American Institute of Philanthropy.
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