Run the Big Sur International Marathon for the Semper Fi Fund!

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September 29, 2014

Big Sur, CA - The Big Sur International Marathon on April 26th, 2015 is SOLD OUT -but you can still run it for the Semper Fi Fund!! Read the rest of this entry »

Semper Fi Fund Supports Service Members and Families at 2014 Warrior Games!

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September 26, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Every year, thousands of injured, ill and wounded service members vie for just 200 coveted slots in the annual Warrior Games, a six-day, Paralympic-style competition for the five branches of the military. Next week, the exceptional athletes who made the cut for the 2014 games will go head to head in seven different sports starting September 28 and running through October 4. Thanks to the Semper Fi Fund, their friends and family will be at the games to cheer them on. Read the rest of this entry »

Vettes for Veterans 2014

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September 24, 2014

Carlsbad, CA – North Coast Vettes was founded in 1978 by a group of Corvette enthusiast who shared a common interest, wanted to have fun and wanted to participate in community functions. Since that time, the Club has grown to involve activities with clubs and organizations of various types, and giving back to the communities in which they live. North Coast Vettes will host this great car show with 125 registered Corvettes in various makes, colors, and years. Read the rest of this entry »

Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle Armed Forces Appreciation Day

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September 22, 2014

Bethesda, MD - Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle invites you to join this celebration and community effort by joining their 1st Annual Armed Forces Appreciation Day and Outdoor Street Festival!

Throughout the day there will be music, live bands, bag pipers, Irish dancers and so much more! Read the rest of this entry »

St. Mark’s Soccer for Soldiers

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September 22, 2014

Southboro, MA - St. Mark's School Varsity Boys Soccer will wear custom jerseys in their home game against Governor's Academy in an effort to raise awareness and funds for the Semper Fi Fund and our wounded, inured, and ill service members and their families. Read the rest of this entry »

Semper Fi Fund Founder and CEO Karen Guenther: Honorary Marine

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
September 21, 2014

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 »

Semper Fi Fund Captures a Decade of Inspiring Service on Film with 10th Anniversary Video

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September 20, 2014

Camp Pendleton, CA - 2014 is a very special year for the Semper Fi Fund marking 10 Inspiring Years of Service in support of our wounded, critically-ill and injured service members. Since 2004, the Semper Fi Fund and its program, the America’s Fund has helped more than 12,300 post-9/11 service members and their families with a wide range of assistance totaling more than $96 million. To celebrate this incredible achievement, we’re proud to share ten years of memories captured on film, in a moving new 3-minute video that tells our remarkable story. Read the rest of this entry »

MRC’s Monday Night Football Benefiting the Semper Fi Fund

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September 19, 2014

San Diego, CA - MRC Smart Technology Solutions will host TWO Monday night football viewing parties at the Tilted Kilt in downtown San Diego right next to Petco Park. Come on out for fun, cash prizes, silent auction, and raffle opportunities. Read the rest of this entry »

MRC’s Monday Night Football Benefiting the Semper Fi Fund

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September 19, 2014

San Diego, CA - MRC Smart Technology Solutions will host TWO Monday night football viewing parties at the Tilted Kilt in downtown San Diego right next to Petco Park. Come on out for fun, cash prizes, silent auction, and raffle opportunities. Read the rest of this entry »

Riverton Country Club Ladies’ Charity Event to Benefit the Semper Fi Fund

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September 19, 2014

Cinnaminson, NJ - This year the Riverton Country Club women will hold their annual charity golf outing on October 2nd. The funds raised from this event will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund. This event will include a golf tournament, dinner and silent auction. Read the rest of this entry »

Washington Post: Marine wounded alongside Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter featured in new video

Marine Lance Cpls. Kyle Carpenter, and Nicholas Eufrazio, right are pictured here in Marjah, Afghanistan, during their 2010 deployment. Carpenter received the Medal of Honor for shielding Eufrazio from a grenade blast on Nov. 21, 2010. (Photo handout by the Marine Corps)
September 15, 2014

Washington Post | By Dan Lamothe | Email | Follow Dan on Twitter | September 15, 2014 | Link to Article

When President Obama presented the Medal of Honor this year to Marine Cpl. William Kyle Carpenter, he recalled the way the infantryman attempted to save his friend, Lance Cpl. Nick Eufrazio, from the devastating effects of a grenade blast on a roof in Afghanistan. Read the rest of this entry »

The Semper Fi Fund Announces New Logo for its America’s Fund Program

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September 12, 2014

Camp Pendleton, CA – The Semper Fi Fund is proud to unveil a new logo for its America’s Fund program, which provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to severely injured and critically ill post-9/11 service members and their families representing all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Read the rest of this entry »

Federal and State Employees: CFC Is Here!

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September 12, 2014

The CFC—Combined Federal Campaign—is the largest and most successful workplace fundraising campaign in the world. It’s also the only authorized workplace charitable giving drive for federal and state employees.

So we want you to remember one thing: 11459. Read the rest of this entry »

The Brandywine Polo Club British Invasion

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September 11, 2014

Toughkenamon, PA – On September 14th, the British Armed Services Polo Team will compete with the Brandywine Polo Team on the grounds at The Brandywine Polo Club starting at approximately 3:00pm. Read the rest of this entry »

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Marine veteran Chris Lowe competes in pole bending at a Jinx McCain event.
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September 11, 2014

Ranch & Reata Magazine | A.J. Mangum | September 11, 2014 | Link to Article

Horsemanship offers veterans relief from the traumas of combat.

In 2002, Chris Lowe was a teenager from a small Texas town, a 19-year-old community college student with an ambition to serve his country. Following a family tradition of military service, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines. Two years later, he was in Iraq, on a combat deployment in the chaotic hotbed of Fallujah, providing security for an explosives disposal team, when an enemy mortar exploded just feet away from him. Only luck saved his life. Read the rest of this entry »