Bob Barker to Donate $2 Million to Semper Fi Fund to Help Injured Members of U.S. Armed Forces and Their Families!

Semper Fi Fund Supporter, Celebrity and WWII Veteran - Bob Barker
March 7, 2011
Semper Fi Fund Supporter, Celebrity and WWII Veteran - Bob BarkerTV Celebrity and WWII Fighter Pilot Bob Barker has announced that he will be donating $2 million to the Semper Fi Fund on March 9, 2011!

Hollywood, CA – "Television personality Bob Barker will donate $2 million to the Semper Fi Fund (SFF) to provide assistance to injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Barker, who was a fighter pilot during World War II, is hoping that his donation and support for our young Veterans will inspire others to give and commit to making sure that not one young Marine, sailor, airman and soldier or their family members are in need during their long-term recoveries."

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Twenty-five injured service members of Team Semper Fi to take part in Reedley’s “Blossom Bike Ride”

March 3, 2011
Team Semper Fi at the Blossom Ride

Reedley, CA — The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund will be sending 25 team members from Team Semper Fi to take part in this weekend's Reedley Lions Club's 22nd Annual Kings River Blossom Bike Ride.

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San Diego injured Marine to represent the Semper Fi Fund in TriWest’s “Shot at Glory” during Waste Management’s Phoenix Open

Semper Fi Fund - MSgt Davey Lind, USMC (Ret)
February 1, 2011
Semper Fi Fund - MSgt Davey Lind, USMC (Ret)

San Diego, CA to Scottsdale, AZ – Double leg amputee, Master Sergeant (MSgt) Davey Lind, (USMC Ret.), will compete in the Phoenix Thunderbirds’ staging of Waste Management’s Phoenix Open and TriWest Healthcare Alliance’s Fourth Annual “Shot at Glory,” on the famous 16th hole at the The Player’s Championship (TPC) Scottsdale, Wednesday, February 2, 2011."

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Twelve Members of “Team Semper Fi” to compete in Carlsbad Marathon

January 21, 2011

Annapolis, MD – "Twelve injured Servicemembers of the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund’s “Team Semper Fi” will be competing in this weekend’s Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon (www.carslbadmarathon.com). The Team includes a Sergeant who, though paralyzed and blind, will take on the road through a team effort. In the true meaning of Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful), and in the spirit of Marines and Sailors past and present, the Marines and Corpsman of Team Semper Fi will assist him on his journey as they push him in a specially adapted chair throughout the race and across the finish line."

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Semper Fi Fund Founder nominated “Military Spouse of the Year” by injured Marine

December 7, 2010

Camp Pendleton, CA – "An injured Marine who lost both of his legs in Iraq has nominated Camp Pendleton spouse Karen Guenther, for the 2011 “Military Spouse of the Year Award.” Karen is the founder of the Semper Fi Fund, a mom, and a military spouse of 17 years."

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ManTech Employees And Leadership Donate $100K To Support Injured Veterans And Help Families In Need

December 6, 2010

Fair Oaks, VA – "ManTech International Corporation (NASDAQ: MANT)(www.mantech.com), a leading provider of innovative technologies and solutions for mission-critical national security programs, today announced that the company has completed a charitable campaign that raised $100,000 to support wounded veterans and impoverished families and individuals through the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and LIFT, a nonprofit with a mission to combat poverty."

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Run Honoring Legend of Vietnam War Raises Money for Today’s Injured Veterans

November 12, 2010

Annapolis, MD – "For the second year in a row, the “Colonel John W. Ripley Memorial - Fuel 4 Life Race” will take place to celebrate the life and career of Colonel John W. Ripley, USMC, (Ret.) (June 29, 1939–October 28, 2008), and to benefit the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund."

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International team of six Veterans to finish “Gumpathon” run across U.S. Efforts raise money for injured Veterans

November 10, 2010

Santa Monica, CA – "An international team of military personnel consisting of four British Royal Marines, one British Army Soldier and one United States Marine, will be finishing their epic journey of running across the United States to raise money for U.S. and British military charities, at a celebration on the Santa Monica Pier this Veterans Day."

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Longboarders go 20 miles for injured Veterans with 2nd Annual Skate for the Troops event

November 9, 2010

Oceanside, CA “ "Derek Smith and Honey Skateboards , located in Simi Valley, Ca, are once again setting up a charity ride for the Semper Fi Fund. The skateboard ride, Skate for the Troops will be from Buccaneer Park, Oceanside, Ca to Torrey Pines State Beach, Ca, about 20 miles. The ride will start November 13th at 10:15am and participants will ride south Hwy 101 to raise funds and awareness for the Semper Fi Fund."

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On Veterans Day remember our injured and their families, learn about their challenges

November 8, 2010

Camp Pendleton, CA – "As we approach Veterans Day, we ask that you keep our injured Veterans and their families in mind. Although this year’s mid-term elections and the continuing news about our economy have dominated our news coverage, many young men and women are being injured in Afghanistan on a daily basis. As we approach this holiday season, many family members are receiving dreaded calls that their loved one has been injured and, together, Veterans and their families are beginning to face a lifetime of recovery and challenges.."

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More Than 815 Athletes Support Semper Fi Fund in 2010 Marine Corps Marathon

October 25, 2010

Washington, DC – "The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund is pleased to announce that it will have more than 815 athletes taking part in the 35th Marine Corps Marathon and 10K in Washington, DC on October 31st, making the Semper Fi Fund (SFF) the largest charity team for this year’s marathon.

Among the more than 815 athletes competing for our cause, approximately 80 athletes are injured Servicemembers from “Team Semper Fi” (TSF), a rehabilitative sports program of SFF, and members of their families. Twenty-five TSF team members will be competing on hand cycles; four will be running on prosthetic legs and one will be competing in a wheelchair. More than 735 of our athletes are “Community Athletes” from our “Community Semper Fi” team, a grassroots team that raises funding and awareness for our programs."

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Vienna Mom Battles Cancer and Trains to Run for Injured Veterans

Semper Fi Fund Runner - Judy Laufman
October 19, 2010
Semper Fi Fund Runner - Judy Laufman

Judy Laufman stands with her son Michael and her husband David

Vienna, VA – "Judy Laufman registered for the Marine Corps Marathon on February 22nd –her 49th birthday. In her words, “I wanted to find out if I had one more Marathon in me before I turned 50.” She had run the Marine Corp Marathon in 1997 and the NYC Marathon in 2004. However, this Marine Corp Marathon would be different because her youngest son Michael (a high school senior) had enlisted in the Marine Corp through the Delayed Entry Program."

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New Smyrna Runner to Run in Washington, DC for Injured Veterans

October 19, 2010

New Smyrna Beach, FL - "A Desert Storm veteran, Bill Rotella ran his first Marine Corps Marathon just prior to deploying to Desert Storm with the 2nd Advanced Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO) in 1990. He was a young, accomplished Staff Sergeant in the Marine Corps and he held an 8:30 minute pace for 26.2 miles during that marathon."

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Team Semper Fi sends 35 to compete in “Tunnels to Towers Run”

September 24, 2010

Brooklyn, NY – The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund will be sending 35 team members from Team Semper Fi, to take part in this weekend’s “Tunnels to Towers” race in Brooklyn.

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Kick-off Ceremony on USS Intrepid: A British/U.S. Team of Six Military Personnel to Run Across U.S. for Injured Veterans in “Gumpathon”

September 9, 2010

New York City, NY – A team of military personnel consisting of four British Royal Marines, one British Army Soldier and one United States Marine, will be embarking on an epic journey of running across the United States to raise money for U.S. and British military charities.

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