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June 14, 2007

Name: SGT Sack
Posting date
: 6/14/07
Stationed in: Iraq
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Milblog url:

Well, not me exactly. I was on the Fisher House website the other day (getting a link for my post about the forthcoming Sandbox book), and noticed that they have a Marine Corps Marathon support team, where soldiers/sailors/airmen/marines that are running the MCM can raise money to support the Fisher House. I thought to myself, "Wow, what a great idea, too bad the Chicago Marathon (catch up on my training here) and MCM are on the same day." Not so fast, my friend. They have another program where basically you can support Fisher House via any race you feel like running. So, a few short minutes later I had everything set up for Team Sack.

This program is particularly good, because unlike other race sponsorships (where if you collect a certain amount they will pay your race entrance fee, travel/hotel, etc) the Fisher House team will get every dime of any money that you pledge. Also, they have very little overhead -- according to their website, 97 cents on the dollar go directly to help the families of wounded soldiers. These guys have a great reputation in the military community and are truly supporting a needed service.

I would like to raise $1,000 over the next 16 weeks. Please consider a gift to this worthwhile organization. Since I'm running 26.2 miles (I hope!) you could consider a dollar a mile and donate 25 bucks, and I'll do the last 1.2 miles for free. This would only require 40 people to contribute to meet my goal.

The easiest way to donate is to go to my pledge website and use your credit card. They will send you your receipt immediately and your donation is tax deductible. What could be better than that? Thanks in advance for your support!


Good idea, training for a marathon, but I found that anyone can do the twenty miles it seems that last 10km is what drives the nail in my coffin. Good luck, Chicago was nice to me a few times may it be a great day for your run. The check is in the mail.

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