No Hero Left Behind
Team Foster is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit dedicated to supporting and rehabilitating injured combat veterans. Team Foster raises money to partner service dogs with tri-state area veterans suffering from combat-related disabilities including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). We ensure these dogs are obtained, cared for, and provided a special training team—all at no cost to our veterans.
Mission: No Hero Left Behind
The U.S. military nor the VA nor the government provide funding or support for service dogs for veterans. While service dogs are vital tools in rehabilitation and recovery, they are also expensive and resource intensive. One service dog can take two years and more than $25,000 to properly prepare to partner. Team Foster raises money to provide trained service dogs at no cost to local veterans #NoHeroLeftBehind.
Inspiration: Captain Erick Foster
Team Foster honors the spirit and sacrifice of Captain Erick Foster who was killed while engaging enemy forces in 2007 in Iraq. Erick was a warrior, a leader, and an inspiration. He pushed himself and those around him to be better—to go a little farther, to give a little more. And that’s what Team Foster does. We go a little farther, give a little more to support the service men and women who kept us safe.
Friendly Forces: How You Can Help
The Foster 100 is our signature fundraising event that tests your physical and mental strength. A fully supported and escorted ride, cyclists pedal 100 scenic miles from Philadelphia to Cape May. As a recruit, your responsibility is clear: Charlie Mike. In military speak, that means Continue Mission—never give up until you complete your mission.
Individual and corporate donations support the Team Foster mission.
We’re always looking for a few good men and women to share time and talent during the Foster 100 and other fundraising events.
Mail: Team Foster, PO Box 2145, Philadelphia, PA 19103