The Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, close to the medical center or hospital they serve. Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living room. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is never a lodging fee. Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans’ families an estimated $235 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation. Fisher House Foundation also operates the Hero Miles program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members as well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge. The Foundation also manages a grant program that supports other military charities and scholarship funds for military children, spouses and children of fallen and disabled veterans.
The goal of the Lexington Institute to inform, educate, and shape the public debate of national priorities in those areas that are of surpassing importance to the future success of democracy, such as national security, education reform, tax reform, immigration and federal policy concerning science and technology. By promoting America’s ability to project power around the globe we not only defend the homeland of democracy, but also sustain the international stability in which other free-market democracies can thrive.
Each year, Kingfisher Systems, Inc., participates in November cancer awareness by hosting a contest for best beards or mustaches among the male members of our overhead staff. The movement for prostate cancer awareness started circa 2004 in Australia as a Movember (Mustache November Movement), which has become worldwide, including the U.S.:
In 2012, we rapidly discovered the worldwide impact of this movement as several of us visiting the British Virgin Isles (BVI) discovered that “Movember” was central to November BVI activities with a large following generating relatively large donations to prostate cancer research:
Since our inaugural contest in 2012, Kingfisher has participated in both the “no mustache” track and the “no shave” track:
We are committed as a company to supporting research in all forms of cancer and have tended to the “no shave” track to support research in and fight all forms of cancer. As a family and a company we have been touched by issues related to cancer and are particular focused on a cure for cancer. We believe awareness regarding all forms of cancer is particularly important. This is particularly true of those cancers such as colon, breast, or prostate cancer where early detection can mean a very high chance of survival.
If you have come to this page because you received a card or information from one of our staff participating in our “No Shave November” activities, please consider contributing to the cancer research or prevention charity of your choice. Two that we are aware of with high ratings as non-profits are the Colon Cancer Alliance (http://www.ccalliance.org/) and more locally the Fight Colorectal Cancer Organization (http://fightcolorectalcancer.org/).
Millions of times each year at thousands of locations around the world, the USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families. The United Service Organizations (USO) is a nonprofit, congressionally chartered, private organization, the USO relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support its activities.