180 miles? 7 Athletes?? In 2 DAYS???!!! YOU BET!! We're raising funds and awareness for Fisher House Foundation. Please click on the DONATE! button on the right to make a contribution to Fisher House through our team page.
The Run to the Border!
On 14 June 2013, our seven person team will start at Grand Forks AFB, ND and run/walk to the Canadian Border at Gretna, Manitoba, Canada before returning to Grand Forks AFB. We'll cover 180 miles collectively, and our goal is to complete the trek in under 48 hours! Show your support, not only for the team taking on this huge task, but for Team Fisher House. Please donate what you can; every dollar counts!
Why are we doing it?
There are far too many military families affected by illnesses and injuries, and the financial burden resulting from travel, food, and lodging costs can often be devastating. The journey we'll undertake on 14-16 June pales in comparison to the tremedously difficult times families face when unexpected injuries/illnesses touch their families. If by covering this distance we can help, even in some small way, we feel honored to do it.
A Tangible Way to Say "Thank You for Your Service"
Join us in making a true difference in the lives of service members, veterans, and their families.
Patriotic and grateful citizens publicly thank service members at airports and train stations across the country, but sometimes these thoughtful, kind words are just not enough. A simple "thank you," although greatly appreciated by travel-weary troops, doesn't come close to meeting the physical, emotional, and often, financial needs of an injured or ill service member, veteran, or family member being treated at a hospital far from home. That's where Fisher House comes in.
Fisher Houses provide "a home away from home," a warm and welcoming place, where families can stay and support their loved ones at no cost while the patient receives specialized medical care at a military or VA medical center. These homes allow families to be together to focus on what's most important - the healing process.
Because of donors like you, Fisher House reached a significant milestone this year - 60 houses in operation! But the needs of service members, Veterans, and their families continue to grow, and the Foundation strives to meet this challenge all across the country. Our construction projects in 2013 include:
- Travis AFB, CA
- Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
- Gainesville, FL
- Fort Bragg, NC
Do more than say "thanks" - take action today by making a donation to our campaign for Fisher House.
Donate with Confidence - Fisher House has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator 9 years in a row!
If you would like to donate by check, please write the check to "Fisher House Foundation" and mail it directly to the fundraiser. The fundraiser will send the check to the Foundation with the appropriate paperwork.
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