Fisher House Foundation, a long-time supporter of the Invictus Games, has become a Premier Partner of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020, presented by Jaguar Land Rover. As in previous Games, the focus of the partnership is on supporting the 1000+ family members and friends travelling with the competitors to The Hague in May next year.
“For nearly 30 years, the Fisher House program has helped military and veterans’ families by offering ‘a home away from home’ when their loved ones experienced a medical crisis,” said Ken Fisher, Chairman and CEO of Fisher House Foundation.
“These families exemplify the very meaning of the word “Invictus” or unconquered. It is why the Foundation has focused on supporting Family and Friends since the Games’ inaugural event in London in 2014 and will be there at The Hague in 2020.”
The Invictus Games The Hague 2020 is an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans.From May 9-16, 2020, the Zuiderpark, The Hague will be transformed into the Invictus Games Park. Five hundred competitors from 19 countries will participate in 10 adaptive sporting events, joined by 1000 family and friends.
“The commitment of Fisher House to the Invictus Games is amazing,” said Gen (ret) Mart de Kruif, Chairman of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020. “The Foundation has been supporting the Family and Friends program from the very beginning and we couldn’t be more grateful that we are able to continue the legacy in The Hague. Each competitor shows that anyone can be Invictus, if he or she receives support from their families and our society”.
About Fisher House Foundation
Fisher House Foundation is best known for its network of 82 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, and in Europe, close to the medical center or hospital it serves. 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 $451 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. www.fisherhouse.org