New York, NY (September 10, 2018) — More than 80 runners completed the 12-hour-long Relay for Heroes race in Manhattan on September 8 to raise money for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund(IFHF). The event raised more than $150,000 at its 3rd annual race.
“Relay for Heroes was started as a way to raise funds for our military heroes who are suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury or Post-Traumatic Stress,” said Winston Fisher, Partner at Fisher Brothers, and IFHF board member. “It has now grown into a 12-hour team relay in support of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which recently opened two new Intrepid Spirit Centers and has plans for three more to help treat these debilitating conditions.”
This year’s winning 6-person team ran a total of 15 five-mile laps while the winning 4-person team ran a total of 19 five mile laps.
Since 2015, the annual Relay for Heroes race has raised more than $1 million for the IFHF, a not-for-profit organization and national leader supporting the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families. Every dollar raised goes directly toward building Intrepid Spirit Centers, diagnostic and treatment facilities that aid military heroes suffering from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and psychological health conditions. The IFHF is engaged in a $100 million fundraising campaign to build ten Intrepid Spirit Centers at military bases around the country. Currently, Intrepid Spirit Centers are operational at Fort Belvoir, VA; Camp Lejeune, NC; Fort Campbell, KY; Fort Hood, TX; and Fort Bragg, NC; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA; and Camp Pendleton, CA. Three additional Centers still need to be built. Each Intrepid Spirit Center costs approximately $14 million to construct and equip with the latest in brain technology and treatment facilities and spans 25,000 square feet.
Sponsors of the 2018 Relay for Heroes included Fisher Brothers; Rockport Group LLC;Berdon LLP; CBRE; The Johnson Company; Plaza Construction; Capital One; Cosentini Associates; Donnelly Mechanical; Douglas Elliman; Fisher Real Estate Developers, Inc.;HaynesBoone; James E. Fitzgerald Inc.; Langan, Stroock; PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP;Trip of a Lifetime; and Upgrade Services.
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in New York. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund)
Posted on September 10 2018 in News