Sunday, January 2, 2011

Run for Fisher House

April 16-17 I will be running a 24-hour race, the Fool Moon 24-hour Trail Run in Calabassas, CA. It's not run for any specific charity, but on the wonderful recommendation from my awesome sister, I decided that it would be great to support a local charity and good motivation for the run. I know that you are all probably hounded by different charities on a regular basis, but I wanted to reach out and ask you if you can donate ANY amount to the Fisher House of San Diego. Below you will find a description of what Fisher House provides for families of active and retired military members who require in-patient medical care.
There are two different ways to donate:

1) Pledge to donate a specific amount of money per mile that I accomplish - this means that right after I run, I send out the total distance I completed and you base your donation amount on that.

2) Lump Sum - a specific amount donated to Fisher House, regardless of the miles I complete.

Any amount will help and I want to thank you all in advance for your contributions! If you are able to donate, please e-mail me ( and I will give you further details.

Semper Fidelis,

Fisher Houses I & II at Naval Medical Center San Diego provide a “home away from home” for active and retired military families of patients who have been admitted for medical care at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Both houses are comfortably furnished homes with a combination of 18 suites with adjoining baths, common kitchens (fully equipped), laundry rooms, living and dining rooms. Fisher House I has a stair chair for orthopedic challenges and two ADA compliant bedrooms. Fisher House II is completely ADA compliant with an elevator.

The Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Houses are available to families who are coping with the medical crisis of a loved one and have no local accommodations. The Fisher House Foundation generously provides a grant to pay lodging fees for all families to stay at the Fisher Houses.

The Fisher House is available to families of Active Duty and retired military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve, as long as the patient has a military sponsor.


The Fisher Houses are a non-profit organization that depends on volunteers and donations for support to enhance daily operations and program expansion. The San Diego Fisher House Federal /State Tax ID number is: 95-1645429. Checks should be made out to: Fisher House Foundation.


  1. Jessica,
    I am the Program Director for Team Fisher House, the online fundraising program for Fisher House Foundation. If you would like to set up an online donation campaign for your event (and get a free wicking shirt), please email me at for more information.

  2. This is wonderful!!! I'll talk to Brian and get back to you but count on us to make a donation! You should totally set up an online donation thing!

  3. Website is up and open for donations!!!

  4. I checked out the website! Looks good. What a convenient way to donate. Just to up the ante like your friend did, I too will donate $0.50 for each mile up to 80, but if you make it more, then I'll give $1.00 per mile. Good luck!!!