Washington, DC - Now in its 30th year, the Army Ten-Miler (ATM) is held each October in Washington, DC and the Semper Fi Fund and our America's Fund Program are proud to be a part of their 2015 Military Community Partners. Runners will be able to choose to fundraise for the Semper Fi Fund and our America's Fund Program! Read the rest of this entry »
New York, NY - The Semper Fi Fund is thrilled to announce that, once again, we have been chosen as a charity partner for the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon! Join our team for this exclusive race and run for our injured and critically ill service members. Read the rest of this entry »
Washington, DC - Registration is now open for the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon, to be held October 25 in Washington, DC. Here are 10 reasons why YOU need to register as a marathoner or a volunteer today and join our 2015 Semper Fi Fund Marine Corps Marathon Team: Read the rest of this entry »
In January 2010, the former Marine Corps helicopter pilot suffered massive blood loss after an emergency C-section surgery. Many surgeries later, she now has severe nerve, muscle and tissue damage to her abdomen, undissolved abdominal mesh and other problems. Read the rest of this entry »
Charleston, SC – The Cooper River Bridge Run is a world-class 10-K in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. The Semper Fi Fund is excited about participating again this year and we would love to have you join our team! Read the rest of this entry »
Jacksonville, NC - Be a part of a unique race event coming to Jacksonville, NC on April 11, 2015. Our event will highlight the beauty of the City of Jacksonville, the commitment the military community and local community have to working together, and the determination and optimism of local athletes. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
“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 »
There are a lot of ways to help raise money for the Semper Fi Fund that we’ve posted to our fundraising page—but none of them involve kayaking 2,552 miles from one end of the Mississippi River to the other.
That’s exactly what Marine Corporal Nic Doucette is planning to do beginning May 31, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »
Boston, MA - Siobhan Cooper and her husband Ted had just returned home to Boston after a red-eye flight following a friend’s wedding. They arrived back in their apartment in the Fenway area of the city and laid down to rest at about 2:30 p.m.
Minutes later, their cell phones began buzzing and ringing with calls from concerned friends and family members asking Siobhan and Ted if they were all right. Read the rest of this entry »
We hope you’ve been reading about the incredible adventure of Lieutenant Colonel William Conner—the 40-year-old Hawaii-based Marine who raised money for the Semper Fi Fund on March 9 by running a marathon … in Antarctica.
Bill’s fundraising goal was initially $17,750, to honor the USMC being founded in 1775. He raised his goal to $53,250 (17,750 x 3) and as of this writing is just over $46,000. His other goal was to reach 239 individual donors; Read the rest of this entry »
Washington, DC - This year marks the fifth time that former Marine Mike Tomlinson will be running the Marine Corps Marathon. Once again he’ll be leading his team, the Two-Foot Onions—which has been among the top fundraisers each year they’ve competed.
Why the “Two-Foot Onions”? As Mike explains, it has nothing at all to do with gardening. Read the rest of this entry »