Team Semper Fi – Athlete Update – 2013 Veteran’s Day edition

Sgt Jon Lujan (Incomplet Spinal Cord Injury) - Alpine Skiing
Jon Lujan, who served in the Marine Corps for nearly eight years, suffered two ruptured discs in his back during his missions in Kuwait. During the surgery to repair his back, his spinal cord was damaged and initially Lujan was left unable to feel either leg. Following the advice of a fellow wounded veteran, Lujan took to sport for rehabilitation, eventually becoming a ski racer. He was named to his first U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing National Team in 2012. In his first season with the team, Lujan earned three NorAm Cup silver medals. He is now attempting to qualify for his first Paralympic Winter Games.
November 17, 2013

Dear Supporters,

The US Paralympics website gave a Veteran's Day tribute to the 19 Service Members competing for spots on the 2014 US Paralympic team in Sochi Russia. Team Semper Fi is proud to be represented by 9 of these amazing athletes: Read the rest of this entry »

Fox 45 Baltimore – Marine Corps Vet Cycling From ME to CA

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November 16, 2013

Baltimore, MD - A Marine Corps Veteran is cycling across America, going from Maine to California. Today in Howard County, FOX45 had the privilege of getting the meet the double amputee, who hopes to 'pay it forward.'

Rob Jones, a Marine Corps Veteran, was wounded in Afghanistan in 2011, when the IED he was searching for exploded. Jones lost both of his legs below the knee. Jones told FOX45 he wanted to do an adventure after he finished recovering.

"So I figured riding a bike across the country would be pretty cool," Jones said. Read the rest of this entry »

Baltimore Sun – After cycling stop in Howard County, Marine sets sights on California

November 15, 2013

Columbia native, injured in Afghanistan, wants to raise $1 million for veterans

By Katie V. Jones, Baltimore Sun Media Group, 9:23 a.m. EST, November 15, 2013, Link to Article

On a bicycle built just for him, 28-year-old Rob Jones rode into the parking lot of Chapelgate Christian Academy in Marriottsville on Thursday to the cheers of the student body and the family and friends who came to see him. Read the rest of this entry »

Tulsa World – Nonprofits aid veterans, families

November 12, 2013

Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 4:33 pm, Mon Nov 11, 2013.
By CASEY SMITH World Staff Writer | Comments | Link to Article

Tulsa, OK - When their military family moved back to Oklahoma last year, Sgt. Legrand and Carrie Strickland were determined to find a way to send their teenage sons to private school.

They wanted Noah, 16, and Nathan, 15, to be in a stable, Christian environment. One where class sizes were small enough for students and teachers and parents to really get to know and understand each other. Read the rest of this entry »

ALWAYS FAITHFUL, NEVER FORGOTTEN – To all of our Veterans… Thank you for your service

From left to right: Brad Petersen, Karen Guenther, Corey Petersen
November 11, 2013

A Note From Our Founder

Dear SFF Supporters,

Every November, we come together to remember those who sacrifice so much for our freedom. It's easy to forget that the liberty we enjoy as Americans is only possible because of the brave men and women who risk everything to maintain it. Read the rest of this entry »

A “Beautiful Hour” for Service Member Spouses

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November 10, 2013

Carlsbad, CA - On Election Day 2013, spouses of wounded and critically ill Marines and sailors in southern California cast their votes for wellness and relaxation as they elected to spend their afternoon and evening (after voting, of course!) at Bella D’ora spa in Carlsbad, California. Read the rest of this entry »

Send a Semper Fi Fund Holiday Donation Card

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November 9, 2013


Please note: The deadline for sending 2013 holiday cards has passed and they are no longer available for this holiday season. Please check back in 2014 to send them for the 2014 holiday season!
Thank you for your wonderful support!!


Having trouble coming up with a gift idea for your friends and family this holiday season? In lieu of gifts, you can send Semper Fi Fund holiday cards to your loved ones, co-workers, someone you know who is serving in the military, or anyone else on your list.

Give back this holiday season! For a minimum donation of $20 per card, the Semper Fi Fund can send a holiday card to anyone on your behalf. You can pass on your holiday wishes and help our injured service members and their families at the same time.

Our wonderful card is fitting for any holiday, and is a creative gift idea in this season of giving. You have the option of having us mail the cards out to your selected recipients, or we can send them directly to you. Read the rest of this entry »

Allie’s Bracelet Fundraiser!

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November 8, 2013

Online - Allie Martinez, a 1st grader from Beaufort, SC, is the proud daughter of SSgt Eric Martinez, USMC. Allie is selling bracelets to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. All profits from her sales will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund on Thanksgiving Day. Please support this young entrepreneur as she supports our wounded and critically ill service members and their families. Read the rest of this entry »

Shrapnel Happens 5K

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November 7, 2013

Richfield, MN - UpTempo Race Management is organizing this year's Shrapnel Happens 5K held at the Veterans Memorial Park. This race has raised funds and awareness for the Semper Fi Fund mission for the last four years. The Semper Fi Fund appreciates their continued support. Read the rest of this entry »

Workout for a Cause

November 6, 2013

Darien, CT - Pamela Everson has challenged two local police departments to participate and compete against each other while completing her one hour intense workout. The Stamford Police Department and the Darien Police Department will not only raise funds for the Semper Fi Fund; they will raise awareness of the needs of our wounded, injured and ill Service Members. It is not a coincidence that these officers will compete near the Marine Corps' Birthday because some of them are Marines. Heroes helping heroes!

Happy Birthday Marines and thank you for your service!

Calloway’s and Cornelius Nursery 2nd Annual Veteran’s Day Sale

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November 6, 2013

Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston, Texas – Calloway's and Cornelius Nursery is a 18-store garden center chain serving the Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston markets. The company strives to make gardening fun, easy and successful for customers and takes pride in supporting the community. Read the rest of this entry »

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 5K Run/Walk in support of the Semper Fi Fund

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November 5, 2013

Las Vegas, NV - On March 5, 2014, Maximum Capacity Media will host the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 5K Run/Walk held in Las Vegas, Nev. The 2014 event will benefit the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. The Semper Fi Fund is a nonprofit set up to provide immediate financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Read the rest of this entry »

Shaull Elementary School Fundraiser

November 1, 2013

Enola, PA - The PTO at Shaull Elementary School will be collecting spare change from their students from November 4th - 8th. On November 11th the school will have an assembly at 2:15pm and announce the amount collected and donated to the Semper Fi Fund. Our wounded, injured and ill service members certainly appreciate the fund-raising efforts of the students at Shaull Elementary. Thank you!

GoDaddy and The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation to Match Up to $1 Million!

2012  $1 million check presentation from GoDaddy and The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation. Photo courtesy of GoDaddy
November 1, 2013

Web Hosting Company and Charitable Organization to Match Customer Donations Dollar-for-Dollar

The incredible support continues for the Semper Fi Fund and our program America's Fund! As this month marks the 238th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps (November 10th), GoDaddy and The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation are giving our injured and critically ill service members and their families a very special gift. From November 1 through December 31, the charitable foundation and Web hosting company will match donations, dollar-for-dollar, up to $1 million to the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Hugh Hewitt Veterans Day Show 2013

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October 30, 2013

San Diego, CA and National - This Veteran's Day, national radio personality Hugh Hewitt will be hosting his annual three hour special on the Semper Fi Fund at 3:00PM PST. He is interviewing service members who have received assistance from the Semper Fi Fund, as well as a few of our Team Semper Fi athletes. We are excited to be able to tell our stories to the nation and spread awareness for our injured service members and their families. Read the rest of this entry »