Tripler Fisher House seeks boots for memorial event

| May 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Pacific Regional Medical Command Public Affairs
News Release

TAMC

TAMC

HONOLULU — In memory of fallen service members, the Tripler Fisher House, here, is collecting 6,719 pairs of boots for the 2012 Fisher House Hero and Remembrance Run, Walk or Roll, scheduled for Aug. 18.

Each pair of boots will represent a service member who has died since Sept. 11, 2011, and will be displayed with a photo of the service member.

The boots will line the path of the run.

Donated boots don’t need to be new. In fact, donors are encouraged to include a note with the boots about themselves or the path the boots have traveled.

The event will raise awareness of the Fisher House and the importance of supporting military families during a medical crisis or loss.

This year is the first that the Tripler House has organized the run, but it plans to make the event an annual one.

TAMC is home to two Fisher Houses and provides lodging to service members, retirees and their families from throughout the Pacific region.

Fisher houses, built by the Fisher House Foundation, a nonprofit organization, are provided to the U.S. government as gifts.

Tripler’s Fisher House supports families and patients receiving treatment at Tripler Army Medical Center.

Boot Collection

Drop off boots by Aug. 4 at either Fisher House at Tripler Army Medical Center, or mail them to the Fisher House at 317 Krukowski Rd., Honolulu, HI 96819.

Units wishing to start their own collection sites can contact Theresa Johnson, Fisher House manager, at 433-1291, extension 28, or email her at theresa.m.johnson2@us.army.mil.

Fisher House Hero and Remembrance Run, Walk or Roll

This event is scheduled for 7 a.m., Aug. 18, at the Pacific Aviation Museum on Ford Island, and will include a Keiki Fun Run. A Family Fun Day, featuring interactive military static displays, information booths, an air show and entertainment, will follow.

There is no cost to register for the run; however, shirts will be available for purchase.

The event and Family Fun Day are open to service members, Department of Defense civilians, families and the general public.

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