09 Feb Virtual VA 5K Proceeds Donated to Friends of Lexington Fisher House
The first-ever pandemic influenced ‘Virtual’ VA 5K in 2020 raised more than $11,000 for the capital campaign to build a Fisher House in Lexington.
Friends of Lexington Fisher House received the money during a virtual check presentation.
The money will be used to build “a home away from home” for veterans’ families to stay for free while their loved one is hospitalized at either of the two VA hospitals.
THANK YOU to the more than 200 race participants, including the event’s first-ever international contingent as three deployed Kentucky National Guard members stationed near Poland took part in the race.
Special thanks to primary sponsors Columbia Gas of Kentucky and the Lexington Division of Community Corrections.
Another event sponsor, Keurig-Dr. Pepper, for the second year in a row, donated a new vehicle to a deserving veteran.
Thanks to all the great sponsors who made the annual event possible while supporting our veterans and their families.
The Lexington VA Health Care System also received more than $11,000 in race proceeds. The money will help purchase, train and care for a service dog that will help patients receiving care for post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse and mental health at the Franklin R. Sousley Campus on Leestown Road in Lexington.
Mark the date, Sunday, November 7, 2021, for the next VA 5K, which is scheduled to be held both virtually and in-person. Run, walk or wheel to help veterans and their families.