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Team Fisher House Journal
April 2012

Thank you very much for supporting Fisher House Foundation through the Team Fisher House Program - as a fundraiser, volunteer, or donor.  Your participation in our program is making a real difference in the lives of service members, veterans, and their families at their greatest times of need.

The Team Fisher House Journal is the monthly e-newsletter designed to keep you informed about our program.  Each month I highlight an event, a fundraiser, and a Fisher House guest or house story.

As a grassroots program, I depend on Team Fisher House supporters for story ideas.  If you know someone who has done a great job raising funds and awareness for Fisher House Foundation, please call or send me an email.  I'd love to feature that story in an upcoming issue.
Cathy Cabrey
Team Fisher House Program Director
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2012 Army Ten-Miler Fundraising Team
Suprise Reunion at the Fisher House
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MICA is the professional association of the U.S. Army's Military Intelligence Corps. MICA members represent the active duty, reserve component, and retired Army (military and civilian) as well as defense contractors and others who support the MI mission and are dedicated to ensuring that Army Intelligence remains "Always Out Front!"

The Augusta Chapter of the Military Intelligence Corps Association hosted the 3rd annual MICA 10K Trail Run/5K Walk at Fort Gordon,Georgia on 10 March 2012. In addition to supporting the organization's activities, a portion of all proceeds was donated to the Fisher House Foundation.

Thank you, Augusta Chapter, for raising funds ($3,550 to date) and awareness for Fisher House.  You are "Always Out Front" in our book!
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October 21, 2012 - Washington, DC

The Army Ten-Miler is America's largest ten-mile race, held every October in Washington, DC and sponsored by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington.  The course takes 30,000 runners by the National Mall and famous landmarks like the World War II Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and the Vietnam Memorial.   


The Army Ten-Miler created a new Military Community Partnership program in 2012 which allows military non-profits to offer hard-to-get race slots to their supporters.


Team Fisher House was able to secure more than 100 race slots at this year's Army Ten-Miler through the new program, giving many of you the opportunity to run this great race all while raising funds and awareness for Fisher House Foundation.


By joining Team Fisher House at the 2012 Army Ten-Miler, you will receive un-matched support along the way - fundraising, training, and during race-weekend:

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  • Online fundraising made easy and fun with proven strategies and customized tools
  • Fundraising team capability
  • Comprehensive training programs, support, and guidance from a qualified professional
  • Exclusive team shirt and hat  
  • Fantastic gift bag with commemorative Team Fisher House items
  • Great rates at the Team Hotel (very close to finish line)
  • Outstanding volunteer support along the course (TFH Cheering Squad is expected to be 100+ people strong) 

Not a runner? Help us recruit team members by posting our link (http://www.TeamFisherHouse.org/ATM) on Facebook or by tweeting.  You can even download our Recruiting Flyer and post it at your local gym, running store, community center, or place of worship. 


The Army Ten-Miler opens registration to the public on May 15 and is expected to sell out in record time. You can avoid registration day anxiety and stress by securing your 2012 ATM race slot RIGHT NOW with Team Fisher House. Find out more at: http://www.TeamFisherHouse.org/ATM    


A Home Away From Home for the Hoffmann Family

A Kind Note from Ray & Barbara Hoffman (grandparents):

My son and daughter-in-law's son was wounded in Afghanistan a few weeks ago.  He was flown from Germany on a MedEvac flight to Andrews Air Force Base.  I was put in contact with Janet Grampp, the manager of the Fisher House at Andrews Air Force Base.   Under a time of extreme intensity, Janet is to be commended for how she put our minds at ease, and took care of details we hadn't even had time to think of, all which resulted in our being able to greet our grand[son] within minutes of his arrival on the MedEvac flight -- this all within a time frame of 3-hours.  In turn, she provided lodging at the Fisher House for our son and daughter-in-law, who flew in from Houston, TX.

From Joseph's grandparents' vantage, thanks so much for the support of the Fisher House Foundation.  With Joseph getting some rather immediate support from his family, it no doubt helped in his recovery ... physically and mentally.

By the way, Joseph has been released from the hospital and is progressing nicely in the Fort Lewis Warrior Transition Unit.  Thank you, Fisher House!

From Janet Grampp (Fisher House Manager):

Joseph didn't expect his parents to be at his bedside when he arrived at the hospital because they lived so far away.  The surprise reunion with his parents and grandparents was so emotional for Joseph - the hospital staff was moved to tears. It was an honor and privilege to help the Hoffmann family at their time of need.  They were so grateful, appreciative, and thankful for everything we were able to do for them.