Al’s Garden Centers – Christmas Trees

November 19, 2012

Sherwood, OR – Al's Garden Centers will donate $1 from every Christmas tree sold this season to the Semper Fi Fund. Visit Al's Garden Centers, purchase a tree, and support the Semper Fi Fund. Please visit their website for more information and locations.

LCpl Patrick B Kenny Memorial 5k Run/Walk

LCpl Patrick
November 19, 2012

Emsworth, PA – "Like" on Facebook for updates on registration, etc., or email with questions. Also check out the family fundraising page for the Semper Fi Fund.

100% of the proceeds to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Race will begin at 9:00AM.

Checks should be made to LCPL PATRICK B. KENNY MEMORIAL FUND. We also accept cash. Download the event brochure for more information.

The 5K Run/Walk will take place on a USATF Certified Course through Ben Avon and Emsworth. The start and finish will take place at the Lance Corporal Patrick B. Kenny Memorial Field and the course passes by Patrick’s childhood home. Lance Corporal Patrick B. Kenny Memorial Field is located off of Route 65 (Ohio River Blvd.) in Emsworth on Memorial Drive.

– Come dressed to run.
– Parking is available across the Ohio River Blvd (Rt. 65). Please use the tunnel for access to the start and finish line. If parking on the residential streets , please arrive early to avoid road closures.
– Race will take place rain or shine.
– Aid stations and EMS will be on hand.

Race Day:
7:00-8:30am: Packet Pick-Up/Race Day Registration
9:00am: Opening Ceremony & Start of the LCpl Patrick B. Kenny Memorial 5k Run/Walk
Award Ceremony will immediately follow the race!

Pre-Registration (Encouraged!):
Register online now!

Or Download the registration form, fill it out and send the form and payment to:
LCpl Patrick B. Kenny Memorial Fund
176 Center Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15202

Pre-Registration Fees:
(Mail-in registrations must be postmarked or delivered on or before Friday, May 17, 2013 for pre-registration price)
*Online registration fees may apply!

Runners and walkers can register after May 17th or on race day at the Patrick Kenny Memorial Field.
(Race T-Shirt is not guaranteed if registering on race day.)

Registration Fees:
$25 after May 17th or on race day.

Email: email.
Interested in sponsorship? Email us for pricing and options!

**Mail in registration forms will not be accepted after Tuesday, May 28, 2013.**
***Make all checks payable to LCpl Patrick B. Kenny Memorial Fund***

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Hostile Horde MC of Southern Tier 2nd Anniversary Party

November 19, 2012

Corning, NY – $20 donation gets you food, music, and a good time! 50% of proceeds from admission and 50/50 raffle will benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Event sponsored by Corning VFW Post 524.

Contact Donald Kinney with any questions by email or visit the website.

Download the event flyer.

Go Daddy and the Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation Support the Semper Fi Fund

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November 18, 2012

The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation and will match up to $1 million in donations to the Semper Fi Fund in this year's United States Marine Corps 237th Birthday Tribute! Thank you Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation and, from the bottom of our hearts, for your generosity and your dedication to our nation's injured service members and their families.

The good news does not stop there! Go Daddy announced at a press conference in Phoenix that NASCAR driver Danica Patrick will sport the Semper Fi Fund logo, along with the matching donation message, on both her Nationwide and Sprint Cup Chevys at the Phoenix races the weekend of November 10th.

Check out photos from the press conference: Read the rest of this entry »

Sharing our stories in honor of Veterans Day: Corporal Todd Love

Todd Love at the Lt. Dan Band Fundraiser
November 16, 2012

Marine Corporal Todd Love is a third-generation Marine who served in Afghanistan with the 1st Recon out of California. On October 25, 2010, Todd was the point man on a foot patrol when he triggered an IED. He suffered the loss of both his legs above the knee and had severe damage to his left hand, resulting in amputation.

Todd retired from the Marine Corps on September 29th, and the Semper Fi Fund helped with a transition grant to relieve the financial pressure of adjusting back into civilian life. Read the rest of this entry »

Sharing our Stories in honor of Veterans Day: Sergeant Eric Frazier

Eric Frazier
November 14, 2012

In March of 2005, Sergeant Eric Frazier was shot in the back several times, resulting in spinal cord injuries. Although it has been a long road to recovery, Eric has been an unstoppable inspiration for many people with his continuous strive to better himself. He has been part of the Semper Fi Fund family since he was injured, competing alongside our Team Semper Fi members in handcycling and wheelchair basketball. As Eric gained strength and confidence during his recovery, he became an elite athlete and now competes on the US Paralympic Nordic Ski Team. We look forward to seeing him in Russia in 2014! Read the rest of this entry »

Hire A Patriot: Hosted by The Patriot Group

November 14, 2012

Anaheim, CA – The Patriot group is hosting the 1st ever in Orange County military hiring resource and educational event. The Patriot Group, Inc. (TPGI) is a Professional Military Career-Hiring Event and Staff Placement Firm. TPGI is a Certified California Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise and a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business based in San Diego, CA with offices in both San Diego and Huntington Beach, CA. They will provide veterans connection with employers ready to hire.

For more information please contact Carolyn Hall at 714-369-0922 or visit their website.

Christmas Lights in Delaware

November 13, 2012

Townsend, Delaware – Each year, Bob Hairgrove organizes a display of 150,000 Christmas lights at his home, synchronized to music and complete with an operational Christmas train in his yard. Approximately 25,000 people attend this each year. This year, as he prepares for his son to join the US Marine Corps, he has decided for the first time to accept donations. While the event is held nightly November 30th through December 31st from 5:00PM – 9:00PM, he will have two weekends dedicated to fundraising for the Semper Fi Fund: December 7th, 8th, 21st, and 22nd.

Point of contact: Bob Hairgrove by email.

Read an article about this event from Delaware Online.

Marines Over Mukwonago

November 13, 2012

Mukwonago, Wisconsin – Social event with live music, appetizers, and wine tasting, plus basket raffles donated by local businesses. The raffle tickets will be $2 each or 20 for $20, for items such as a 40" flat screen tv, Blu-Ray player, spa packages, and more. 100% of proceeds from raffles will benefit the Semper Fi Fund.

Sponsored by Pam's Fine Wines. Check out their website and Facebook page.

Point of contact is George A Jozwiak 262-378-0535 or by email.

HMX-1 Officers’ Holiday Dinner and Basket Auction

November 13, 2012

Fredericksburg, VA – HMX-1 Officers' Holiday Dinner and Basket Auction

When: Saturday, 15 December 2012 at 7:00PM
Where: The Clubs at Quantico

Cost is $35 per person, includes dinner and entertainment. Holiday attire/coat and tie requested. Raffle tickets for basket auction will be sold at the event for $1 per ticket. Proceeds from basket auction will be split between Semper Fi Fund and Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation.

Submit payment (cash or check) along with name, work phone, and guest name to Major Hullinger/S-5 no later than Wednesday 30 November 2012. Checks made payable to "HMX-1 Officers' Spouses Club".

Download the event flyer and registration form for more information.

Pacific Marine Credit Union O’side Turkey Trot

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November 13, 2012

Oceanside, CA – 7th annual PMCU O'side Turkey Trot is scheduled Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. Featured are 5 Miler, 5K, Kids Runs. Join a tradition. Help local schools and charities. The Move Your Feet Before Your Eat holiday tradition continues in Oceanside. Last year, 8,000 runners and walkers got their holiday off to a fast start at this fun, community event. Complete our secure 2012 entry form to be a part of the fun this year. Get discounts with multiple entries, support local schools/charities, order souvenirs, and more. A mail-in form also is available. Register today!

If you register and make the Semper Fi Fund your Charity we would love to have you run in our T-shirt. Please give our office a call and we will try to set up a time for you to pick up your shirt: 760.725.3680.

Visit the website for more information.

Sharing our stories in honor of Veterans Day: Chief Warrant Officer TaMarsh Thompson

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November 13, 2012

Chief Warrant Officer (CWO3) TaMarsh Thompson is an Apache helicopter pilot in the United States Army and has been serving his country for eighteen years. TaMarsh was on his fourth deployment to Afghanistan serving in the line of duty when he was involved in a helicopter crash on March 22, 2012 and sustained a severe traumatic brain injury.

TaMarsh was surrounded by his loving family from the time he arrived at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Read the rest of this entry »

Sharing our stories in honor of Veterans Day: Staff Sergeant Courtney Petersen

Corey Peterson
November 12, 2012

Staff Sergeant Courtney "Corey" Petersen (Ret.) was injured in 2007, leaving her paralyzed from the chest down. During her month-long stay in intensive care, The Semper Fi Fund assisted Corey's husband to ensure that he had the resources needed to care for his wife.

"Sometimes you can do everything right, plan, take safety precautions, and accidents will still happen. Read the rest of this entry »

Sharing our stories in honor of Veterans Day: Gunnery Sergeant Brian Meyer

Brian and Jesseca Meyer
November 11, 2012

In March 2011, Gunnery Sergeant Brian Meyer was deployed as a Staff Sergeant when he was injured by an IED blast that resulted in the complete amputation of his right hand and leg, and amputation of the thumb and index finger on his left hand. Despite the severity of his injuries, Brain is amazingly positive and refuses to let his injuries keep him from living a rich and fulfilling life. Read the rest of this entry »

Homecoming Trunk Shows Semper Fi Fund Fundraiser

Semper Fi Fund Shopping Fundraiser
November 9, 2012

Camp Lejeune, NC – Please join us for an evening of friendship, cocktails and boutique shopping provided by Homecoming Trunk Shows to benefit the Semper Fi Fund!

Savannah has graciously offered to host this fundraiser! We (HTS Stylists, Heather Howard and Stacey Reynolds) will be donating 15% of the total sales to the Semper Fi Fund for all items purchased from this event.

HTS is a new company, only 18 months old, and is headed up by a Navy spouse. Our roots are in the military community and we are fashion on a mission! Heather and Stacey are the local stylists in the area. HTS sells all the latest trends in clothing, jewelry, handbags and accessories and is committed to giving back to the community! To learn more about HTS you can check out the website.

We will have plenty of cash and carry items available at Savannah's as well as samples that can be ordered that evening! Please join us as we raise money for a wonderful cause that is near and dear to all of our hearts! This is a drop in event so pop on by whenever you can, Open House style! Should you not be able to attend but would like to place an order in an effort to contribute to the fundraiser, click here.

Contact Heather Howard for party address: email Heather.

Semper Fi Fund Shopping Fundraiser