The Fisher House organization has impressed me since I learned about it in 2003 One of my patients at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antoinio, TX needed a place for their family to stay while they underwent treatment. They were given a comfortable home for the duration of his treatment at the Fisher House on base, and gained the support network of other families whose loved ones needed care. Since then Fisher Houses across the globe have helped the families of may children and troops I treated. Meredith and I have been able to raise money for Fisher House through sales of our book. When the opportunity came help more by running the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon on Team Fisher House, we jumped at the chance. We hope you will help us support this worthy cause.
To register as a fundraiser at this event, click on "Register for This Event" at the top of this page. You will have your own online donation page to raise funds and awareness for Fisher House.
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 time - during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury. Download the Fisher House Fact Sheet and Map of Locations to learn more.
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. 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, 96 percent goes directly into Fisher House programs that help military families.
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 2012 MCM Check Donation Form and mail the check and completed form to the address on the form.
Fisher House Foundation makes online campaigns available to fundraisers with the following conditions: campaigns must be family-friendly, apolitical and supportive of our military and veterans families. If you believe that this campaign is in violation of these policies, please report it to the Team Fisher House Program Director by Clicking Here
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"Let's show injured veterans and their families we appreciated all they have done for us!"