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Team Fisher House at the 2009 Marine Corps Marathon*

Team Fisher House is hosting a team of 300+ runners at the 2009 Marine Corps Marathon. The members of our fourth annual team at the “People’s Marathon” in Arlington, VA have set a Team Contribution Goal of $400,000!

You can support this runner online by using the “Make a Contribution” box on this page. Any amount you are able to contribute is greatly appreciated.

Raising awareness for the Foundation is equally as important as raising funds. Please click on the “Invite Others to Contribute” button to forward this page to friends and family, even if you are unable to contribute at this time.

The Fisher House™ Program

The Fisher House™ program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House™ Foundation donates "comfort homes," built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times - during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.

There is at least one Fisher House™ at every major military medical center to assist families in need and to ensure that they are provided with the comforts of home in a supportive environment. Annually, the Fisher House™ program serves more than 12,000 families, and have made available nearly 3 million days of lodging to family members since the program originated in 1990. By law, there is no charge for any family to stay at a Fisher House operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs; and Fisher House Foundation uses donations to reimburse the individual Fisher Houses operated by the Army, Navy, and Air Force. No family pays to stay at any Fisher House!

Fisher House Costs:

  • $10 – cost of one night’s stay
  • $50 – airlines fees for a Hero Miles’ ticket
  • $3,000,000 to $6,000,000 – cost to build one Fisher House (depending on location and size of home)

In addition to constructing new houses, Fisher House™ Foundation continues to support existing Fisher Houses™ and help individual military families in need. We are also proud to administer and sponsor Scholarships for Military Children, the Hero Miles program, and co-sponsor the Newman's Own Award.

The Foundation has received the highest possible ratings from the “watch dog” organizations that evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of nonprofit organizations: For every dollar donated to Fisher House™ Foundation, 97 percent goes directly into the Fisher House program.

Online donations are completely safe and the most efficient way of donating (saving time and money), but checks are accepted. Please download and print the 2009 MCM Check Donation Form and mail the check and completed form to the address on the form.

Fisher House™ Foundation, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. Donations are tax-deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law.

* No Federal or Marine Corps endorsement of advertisers or sponsors is implied.

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Fundraising has ended.

Total Donations: $14,028.00
Contributor Amount Comment
Charles Kaye $100.00 "Kimberly... Thank you for doing this! Charie"
Steve Kathan $100.00 "Go Kimberly! Hope to see you when a group that includes me comes down to see Cami. We're thinking Nov 8-9. xoxo"
Susan Spencer $250.00 "What a great thing you're doing - for a great place... Best to Cami and GO TEAM! spencer "
Elizabeth and Peter Maer $100.00 "Kimberly and Cami: You Inspire! "
Sam Litzinger Laura King $100.00 "Try not to leave the other runners TOO far behind, Kimberly! Thank you for doing this. Sam and Laura "
Kathleen Biggins $100.00 "Way to go, Kimberly! Thanks so much for taking care of our girl, Cami!"
Camilla Webster $100.00 "I have been watching your recovery from afar and you've often been in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you the best on this next journey. Good Luck and Take Care. Camilla Webster camillawebster@yahoo.com"
Scott Saloway $100.00 "Thank you Kimberly. You and Cami are inspirations!"
Malini Wilkes $150.00 "From the Fox Baghdad Bureau - Best wishes to Kimberly, Cami, the troops and their families."
Jeff McCausland $50.00 "Kim -- way to go! Jeff McC"
Tom Foty $100.00 "Keep going .. both of you. "
Douglas Ollivant $100.00 "Way to go, KD. Doug"
Jon LaPook $250.00 "Kimberly, What a great thing to do. Thanks. Jon"
Anonymous Hidden "Kimberly & Cami, you are both such an inspiration that you make the rest of us want to aim higher."
gary nurenberg $100.00 "we admire your good work on and off the air. Martha and Gary Nurenberg"
Lynn & Paul Farry $100.00 "Thanks, Kimberly, for doing this. We'll be cheering for both you and Cami every step of the way!"
Mark Talercio $100.00 "Thanks Kim...one day soon, Cami will no doubt be running along side you!"
Peter Scott $150.00 "On ya"
Mitchell Krauss $100.00 "Kimberly, I remember you from my days on the air on the CBS Radio Network. Your coverage was always right on target, especially from the Middle East where I served as CBS Correspondent in Cairo in the early 80s. And your remarkable recovery has been an inspiration to all of us who know the hell of war or who agonize over war at home. My best to you and Cami and all the other wounded veterans. You deserve a purple heart as much as any uniformed soldier and your work in helping the families of those recovering from their injuries is deserving of a Nobel! Mitchell"
Mitch & Arleen Lebe $100.00 "All you need is heart, and you and Cami have so much of it. Our hearts are with you and all the wounded warriors! "
Lesli Singer Hidden "Good luck on your run in honor of Cami! "
Patricia Corrigan $100.00 "Thanks for doing this Kimberly! We're with you and Cami every step of this journey."
Sam Ketterman $250.00 "Good luck, Kimberly, and thank you for keeping the needs of our troops and their families in the public's eye. Sam Ketterman"
Bill Whitney $100.00 "Go, Kimberly - there are many people behind you!"
Thomas Krajeski $100.00 "Run, KD, run! "
Terry Callanan $100.00 "I was very moved by Kimberly's interview on WBAL in Baltimore Maryland. It inspired me to donate. Good luck."
Anonymous Hidden "Run Kimberly... for Cami... and all the woundeds' families"
Tom & Donna Sabella $25.00 "Great job, Kimberly! You and Cami are an inspiration to all of us! Thanks."
Andy Stevenson $100.00 "Fantastic Kimberly. I would only run if someone was chasing me so well done you on completing the run. :)"
David Martin $100.00 "Congratulations, Kimberly. You raised some serious money!"
Nancy Dinsmore $100.00 "I would like to support Kimberley in her run. Way to go!"
Mimi Spillane Hidden "Well done! Congratulations and thank you."
william Deane $250.00 "Way to go Kimberly....for showing us what determination and positive thought can do! Please say hello to Cami McCormick and tell her our prayers are with her. I miss you both and thank you, Kimberly and Cami for meeting all those Radio deadlines, consistently with quality material. Bill Deane "
Richard Loy $150.00 "Kimberly good work on the 10K I assume you won. Much better work on with the cause you have taken up. Remember everything happens for a reason Richard "
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