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The 2014 39th Marine Corps Marathon: We Can’t Thank Everyone Enough!

Here’s the bottom line up top: The weekend of October 23-26 was absolutely amazing!

It marked the 39th running of the Marine Corps Marathon--and the 10th year that the Semper Fi Fund has been involved with this incredible and inspirational event. Of the 27,422 entrants in this year’s Marathon, more than 900 runners and cyclists participated as Semper Fi Fund Community Athletes (more than 730 of them!) and members of Team Semper Fi and Team America's Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

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Medal of Honor recipient to start marathon with skydive

Fox News | Oct. 25, 2014 - 2:51 | Link to Video

Kyle Carpenter on record-breaking attempt and representing the Semper Fi Fund Read the rest of this entry »

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Handcyclist Competing in Third Marine Corps Marathon

4 NBC Washington | By Julie Carey | Friday, Oct 24, 2014 | Link to Article

Washignton, DC - A Marine who lost his legs to an IED in Afghanistan will be one of dozens of handcyclists racing alongside runners in the Marine Corps Marathon Sunday.

Sgt. Michael Frazier was introduced to his first handcycle while being treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after the explosion. Frazier has also served three tours in Iraq. Read the rest of this entry »

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Semper Fi Fund Returns to Marine Corps Marathon 900+ Strong to Raise Funds and Awareness for Injured Veterans

Washington, DC – On Sunday, October 26th, before most of us have even had our morning coffee, a sea of red-shirted runners and hand-cyclists will queue up for the 39th Annual Marine Corps Marathon in support of the Semper Fi Fund. For the fifth year in a row, the Semper Fi Fund will be the MCM’s largest charity partner, with over 900 runners and hand-cyclists raising funds and awareness for injured, ill and wounded service members. Read the rest of this entry »

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1 Marine, 12 Races, 12 Months, 1,200 Miles

“I didn't expect the outflowing of emotion and support as a result of my quest,” says retired Marine Captain Felicia Wilkerson. “I don't consider myself that remarkable, this is just what I do. I run.”

Felicia’s modesty aside, her quest really is quite remarkable: Her goal is to participate in one distance race each month for a full year, with an expected total distance of about 1,200 miles. She’s taking on this personal challenge—which she calls the 12for12for1200—in order to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund and Read the rest of this entry »

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2014 Warrior Games: Medals and Memories

When more than 200 service members from all branches of the military gather to test each other’s skills in seven sports (archery, swimming, shooting, cycling, track and field, sitting volleyball, and wheelchair basketball), the result is a level of competition that is both intense and inspiring -- and memories that will last a lifetime.

“The 2014 Warrior Games have come and gone,” said Semper Fi Fund Chairman and CEO Karen Guenther, “but for everyone who competed in Colorado Springs, and for everyone who cheered on the competitors, the excitement and inspiration will never be forgotten.” Read the rest of this entry »

Stetson Bardfield is surprised as he is presented with his own Action Track Chair Oct. 2, 2014, at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado, Colo. After the gold medal sitting volleyball match at the Warrior Games, Bardfield went to help present medals to the athletes and instead was gifted with the all-terrain wheelchair. He is the son of Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Shai Bardfield. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jette Carr)

Army child recognized at Warrior Games

Defense Media Activity - Air Force | Story by Senior Airman Jette Carr | October 4, 2014 17:00 | Link to Article

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Semper Fi Fund and the Fisher House Foundation presented a military child with a special donation after the Warrior Games sitting volleyball competition Oct. 2. Read the rest of this entry »

General James F. Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps,  presents the citation declaring Karen Guenther, Semper Fi Fund's Founder and CEO, an Honrary Marine.  Photo courtesy of the Semper Fi Fund

Semper Fi Fund Founder and CEO Karen Guenther: Honorary Marine

Washington, DC - It’s difficult to overstate how much of a privilege it is to be named an Honorary Marine.

“I receive requests all the time for people to be named Honorary Marines,” said 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps General James F. Amos. “They send stacks of papers and binders making the case for why someone should receive the honor. It’s not a title that’s given with very much frequency.” Read the rest of this entry »

Happy 10th Anniversary Semper Fi Fund!!

Please join us in celebrating 10 inspiring years of serving those who preserve our freedom!
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Learn more about our
America's Fund Program!

See our own BJ Ganem on the David Letterman Show!

For more information click here or the picture below to watch the video: B.J. Ganem on David Letterman

Congratulations on a successful Marine Corps Marathon!

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We're already looking forward to 2015, so look for that info some time in January!!

Thank you for your incredible support and we'll see you in 2015!