CPT Robert Revels CPT Matthew Doellman CPT David Byrd
We are going into year three of our fundraiser for the Fisher House Foundation! We are a group of friends and Army officers with a bizarre addiction to running ridiculous distances in ultra-marathons. We have no disillusions of setting records or winning races against world class athletes. The three of us are just average men that enjoy pushing our minds and bodies to extremes we previously thought impossible.
Yet, the pain and extremes we endure pale in comparison to the sacrifices our wounded warriors and their families experience while recovering at our military medical centers. The Fisher House Foundation provides families of wounded service members comfortable housing next to military medical centers where their loved ones are recovering. You can imagine how having family close can help the physical and emotional health of a wounded soldier, sailor, airman or Marine. This is a wonderful foundation and we encourage you all to read more about the charity below.
We encourage all our friends and family to donate just a small amount for each race and for each person that donates to ask two other people to donate a small amount. The amount does not matter. Anything helps.
So, the deal is quite simple; you donate to a wonderful cause and we run ourselves into the ground for all of 2013. So what do you get in return? Well, we guarantee to entertain you with our video race updates. You get to grimace at our pain, laugh at our borderline psychotic exploits and perhaps see grown men cry.
Listed below are some of our major races. This is a dynamic schedule; Races may be added or swapped throughout the year. The past two years have been great. Rob completed the inaugural 126.2 mile Rouge-Orleans in 2011. Matt finished the Leadville 100, Rouge-Orleans 126.2, Western States 100, and Vermont 100. David finished his first 100 mile race, the Keys 100. Thank you for your support!
2013 Race Schedule
Bataan Marathon 26.2 Mile
17 Mar 2013
Hells Hills 50 Mile
6 Apr 2013
Pandoras Box Marathon 26.2 Mile
4 May 2013
Badwater 135 Mile
15 Jul 2013
Total Donations Collected:$2,010.00
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!
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 TFH 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.
"Thanks so much for your service to our country, above and beyond the call of duty!
Thanks for running your toenails off to help the wounded warriors and their familys.
Don & Joyce Siemens (Michelle's Grandparents)"
"I'm donating a $1 for each mile mile I run in each month. "
"Good luck with the races!! You all continue to amaze and inspire so many. ~twink"
"Great cause! Good luck with all your races. "
J. C. Harsh
"Thanks for your service and dedication to this worthy cause!"
"You are all crazy. But I'm proud of your insanity. Love to you, and all the people you help."
"$50 = $1 per mile for Hells Hills, GREAT work Matt!
Rangers Lead The Way!"
"Just learned about this yesterday on shift with Capt Doellman! What an impressive physical feat and a worthy cause! Good luck fellas!"
"Thanks for your service and good luck guys!"
"This is such a wonderful thing you guys are doing, thanks for all your efforts guys!"
"Y'all are awesome!!! "
"Good luck in the Badwater Ultramarathon. I'll be riding in the Whitney Classic bike ride on Sep 28-29 at Death Valley.
Thanks for your support of the Fisher House (no relation). I've volunteered at several events with them at Walter Reed though Operation Homefront. The Fisher House(s) do a great job at accomodating our wounded warriors and their families.
"May the force be with you!"
"Go Baby! 1 dollar for every mile of Badwater! Best of luck from the SAMMC ENT department"
"Way to go CPT Matt Doellman!! You are an inspiration!!"
"Inspirational, admirable, and selfless service. Good Luck!"