An Evening with the Semper Fi Fund

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February 28, 2013

New York, New York – Invitation only: an informational dinner with business leaders, loyal donors, and future supporters to share and promote the mission of the Semper Fi Fund. The evening will include cocktails, dinner, testimonials by our service members, our guest speaker General James F. Amos, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, and an auction of service-member made items.

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This event was made possible thanks in part to the generosity of our sponsors. The Semper Fi Fund is extremely grateful for the support of TriWest, and also for John and Carole Dowd and their generous contribution. We are excited to have this opportunity to share our crucial mission. Thank you!

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Cooper River Bridge Run 2013

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February 28, 2013

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!

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**Registration Now Open**
Date: April 6, 2013
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Mt. Pleasant/Charleston, SC
Fundraising: $300 recommended
Registration Options:
1) $40 until 2/15/2013 or $45 until sell out (38,500)
2) $150 Charity Bib with Semper Fi Fund logo

**Here are two options to run in support of the Semper Fi Fund**
1) $40 until 2/15/2013 or $45 until sell out (38,500)
– Go to Cooper River Bridge Run to register for the race. You have two options for fundraising either through Active or Crowdrise.
– Active: a fundraising page will automatically be created for you.
– Crowdrise: go to Semper Fi Fund Team on CrowdRise and click the "I'm already registered but want to fundraise" text to create your fundraising page.

2) $150 Charity Bib with Semper Fi Fund logo
– Go to Semper Fi Fund Team and click Charity Registration to register for a charity bib until they sell out.
– It's a $150 fundraising minimum and at the end of the registration process, you will guarantee your minimum with a credit card and create a fundraising page.

If you have any questions about participating in the Cooper River Bridge Run, please contact Elizabeth O'Connell by email or by calling 516-567-6014

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Ongoing Giving Opportunities: Book: Al Gray, Marine, The Early Years, 1950-1967, Vol. 1

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February 27, 2013

General Al Gray – the 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps – served in that billet from 1987 until his retirement in 1991. Through the years he became an inspiring figure for Marines of all ranks, though not much is known of his early days as an enlisted Marine and young officer. In this first of two volumes, Scott Laidig gives a detailed account of Al Gray as a young sergeant in the Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon through his tour as the Commanding Officer of a Special Intelligence unit in Vietnam in late 1967. Read the rest of this entry »

Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund host a “Beauty Night”

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February 27, 2013

The Semper Fi Fund and America's Fund hosted a "Beauty Night" for our military spouses, moms, and girlfriends at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on Tuesday, February 26. The Semper Fi Fund partnered with NEX Bethesda to create a special evening of for our ladies night out. Read the rest of this entry »

Semper Fi Fund Founder Karen Guenther awarded Marine Corps Spouse of the Year 2013!

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February 25, 2013

To date, the Semper Fi Fund has provided more than $72 million in assistance to over 9,100 injured or critically ill service members and their families, and it all started because of a few amazing women and their kind, open hearts. Karen Guenther – the President, Founder and CEO of the Semper Fi Fund – has been awarded Marine Corps Spouse of the Year 2013, and she is more than deserving of this honor! Her passion and dedication to our nation's service members and their families is inspiring and contagious. Thank you to all who voted in support of Karen! Read the rest of this entry »

Community Athlete: MGySgt Jonathan White at USA Rock N Roll Marathon

February 20, 2013

USA Rock N Roll Marathon, Washington, DC – Throughout previous years, MGySgt White has been a massive supporter of the Semper Fi Fund and has been a great representative for us. He raised funds while spreading the mission of our need to support our injured service members. He is taking on a list of races, including the New Orleans RockNRoll Marathon, Dallas RNR, USA RNR, Historical Half Marathon, and the Army 10 miler. Thank you, Jonathan, for your efforts to raise funds and awareness!

Community Athlete: Megan Shimp at San Diego Half Marathon

February 20, 2013

San Diego Half Marathon, San Diego, CA – Community Athlete Megan Shimp will be participating in the San Diego Half Marathon to raise funds and awareness for the Semper Fi Fund. Thank you, Megan, for your efforts!

Community Athlete: Nathan Merithew at GUTS Reactor Run

February 20, 2013

GUTS Reactor Run, Dawsonville, GA – Community Athlete Nathan Merithew will be participating in this run to raise funds and awareness for the Semper Fi Fund. Thank you, Nathan, for your efforts!

Community Athlete: John Hulsey-prior Cpl 85-87 at Phoenix marathon

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February 20, 2013

Phoenix marathon, Phoenix, AZ – While serving in the Marine Corps from 1985-87, John learned the full value of the Marines. Now he wants to give back to his fellow Marines.

Please join him in his fundraising efforts by donating to his fundraising page!

Community Athlete: Robert Rouleau-prior at Phoenix Half Marathon

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February 20, 2013

Phoenix Half Marathon, Phoenix, AZ – Robert has been a longtime supporter of the Fund, raising funds and awareness for multiple years. He plans to continue to do so for the upcoming 2013 season! He says, "Now that I am out of the Marine Corps I wanted a way to still have the back of my brothers returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan."

Robert is participating in the IMS Arizona Marathon in February, Phoenix Half Marathon in March, and National Veterans Day Run in November.

Please join his fundraising efforts by donating to his fundraising page!

Community Athlete: Kevin Fagerburg at Phoenix Marathon

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February 20, 2013

Phoenix Marathon, Phoenix, AZ – Kevin is a Community Athlete for the Semper Fi Fund, and he participated in the PF Changs Phoenix Rock N Roll Marathon in January and will be running the Phoenix Marathon in March. He is running these races in the honor of Cpl Brad Ivanchan.

Please join us in celebrating Kevin's efforts to support all that the Fund has provided to the Ivanchan family and so many other service members by donating to Kevin's fundraising page!

Community Athlete: Bill Greineisen at Double Iron Triathlon

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February 20, 2013

Double Iron Triathlon, Tampa, FL – Bill has been a consistent participant in the hardcore races. He takes on the multiple aspects of physicality in races such as the Ironmans! This year he is planning on competing in the Lavaman Waikaloa in April, the Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas in May, the Ironman 70.3 Hawaii in June, Ford Ironman Coeur d'Alene also in June, Lavaman Keauhou in August, and the IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP in October! He does these races with the mindset to help our mission of serving those who preserve our freedom.

If you would like to join his fundraising efforts, please donate to his fundraising page!

Community Athlete: John Hulsey-prior Cpl 85-87 at Ragnar Del Sol

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February 20, 2013

Ragnar Del Sol, Tempe, AZ – While serving in the Marine Corps from 1985-87, John learned the full value of the Marines. Now he wants to give back to his fellow Marines.

Please join him in his fundraising efforts by donating to his fundraising page!

Community Athlete: Jaime Sauer at New Orleans RockNRoll Marathon

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February 20, 2013

New Orleans RockNRoll Marathon, New Orleans, LA – While her husband a Marine is busy workign at the Pentagon, Jaime is taking care of her 5 year old, 3 year old and a 6 month old! But that’s not enough for this Momma! She is taking on fudnraising for the Semper Fi Fund while running the New Orleans RockNRoll Marathon in February 2013.

Please help her out by donating to her fundraising page!

Community Athlete: Master Gunnery Sergeant Jonathan White at New Orleans RockNRoll Marathon

February 20, 2013

New Orleans RockNRoll Marathon, New Orleans, LA – Throughout previous years, MGySgt White has been a massive supporter of the Semper Fi Fund and been a great representative. He has fundraised along with spread the mission of our need to support our injured service members. He is taking on the New Orleans RockNRoll Marathon in February and could use your help to continue his mission to fundraise for the fund.