5th Annual Semper FI 5K

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March 11, 2014

Washington, DC5th Annual Semper FI 5K will be held on May 10, 2014 at 9:00AM (rain or shine) at Anacostia Park in Washington, DC. Please come out and run or walk for this fun event and show your support for our wounded, injured, and critically ill service members and their families!

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Click here to see the course map and for full race details please visit the Semper Fi 5K website.

All proceeds from the race will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund. The registration rates will rise over time, so please sign up early to lock in a low registration fee and ensure your spot in this year's race. Click here to register.

8th Annual Leatherneck 5k Run/Walk

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March 11, 2014

NAS Patuxent River, MD – The 8th Annual Leatherneck 5K Run/Walk will take place May 17th along the beautiful Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay inside the gates of NAS Patuxent River. You can run or walk the 5K. Read the rest of this entry »

Syracuse University Campus Wide Racquetball Tournament

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March 11, 2014

Syracuse, NY – Please join the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Veterans’ Issues and Support Initiative and Outreach Network (V.I.S.I.O.N), and the Syracuse University Racquetball Club for a two day campus wide racquetball tournament. Read the rest of this entry »

Villanova University NROTC Semper Fi Fund 5K Fundraiser

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March 11, 2014

Villanova, PA – The NROTC unit at Villanova University is carrying on the tradition of fundraising for the Semper Fi Fund for the 7th consecutive year. With their ongoing help, the Semper Fi Fund will continue to give back to our wounded, ill and injured Service Members who have sacrificed so much on our behalf. Read the rest of this entry »

Bourbon and Bowties 2014

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March 8, 2014

Baltimore, MD – The Quinntessential Gentleman's annual charity fundraiser, Bourbon & Bowties , will be held on May 8th this year at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. The proceeds for this event will go to Healthcare for the Homeless (HCH) and the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Stars of Sochi: Sgt. Jon Lujan

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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.
March 7, 2014

A Paralympics Profile

Sochi, Russia - On March 7, Fisht Olympic Stadium will host the opening ceremonies of the XI Paralympic Winter Games. Competitors in 10 disability categories will compete in five events—and Team Semper Fi athlete Jon Lujan (bilateral lower-leg paralysis) will be representing Team USA in alpine skiing. For details about televised coverage of the Paralympics, please see this press release. Read the rest of this entry »

The Paralympics Are Here – Meet Our Team Semper Fi Athletes!

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March 5, 2014

The eyes of the sporting world have turned to Sochi, Russia, and the beginning of the XXII Olympic Winter Games.

Exactly one month after the opening ceremonies, though—on March 7—Fisht Olympic Stadium will play host to a second opening ceremony: that of the XI Paralympic Winter Games, a 10-day celebration of athleticism and competitive spirit Read the rest of this entry »

2014 TCS NYC Marathon

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March 4, 2014

New York, NY - The Semper Fi Fund is thrilled to announce that we have been chosen as a charity partner for the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon! Join our team for this exclusive race and run for our injured and critically ill service members. Read the rest of this entry »

11th Annual Military Appreciation Day hosted by Swansboro Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee

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March 3, 2014

Swansboro, NC - The town of Swansboro will once again hold the 11th Annual Military Appreciation Day, hosted by Swansboro Chamber of Commerce's Military Affairs Committee

The Semper Fi Fund will have a booth there, so please stop by and say hi! Read the rest of this entry »

MCAS Cherry Point Air Show 2014

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March 3, 2014

MCAS Cherry Point, NC - The 2014 Air Show will be held aboard the East Coast's premiere Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, NC 28533. MCAS Cherry Point is centrally located in Havelock, NC. The air show is a short drive from anywhere in eastern NC.

The Semper Fi Fund will have a booth at the show, so come by and visit us and enjoy a day of free family fun! Read the rest of this entry »

J. A. Harris – 2014 Appalachian Trail Fundraiser

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March 3, 2014

Appalachian Trail, USA - Marine & Army veteran J.A. Harris will hike the entire length of the Appalachian Trail, which runs 2,180 miles through 14 states, from 8 April – 15 Aug, all to raise funds an awareness for the Semper Fi Fund's mission. Read the rest of this entry »

Marine South Expo

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March 3, 2014

Camp Lejeune, NC - The Marine South Expo is co-sponsored by and held at Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune. Marine South commands from Camp Lejeune; Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point and Marine Corps Air Station, New River are among the attendees.

Held since 1993, this annual exposition showcases the latest innovative displays, trailblazing computer simulations and state-of-the-art technology systems and equipment designed specifically for the U.S. Marine Corps. Courtesy of the Marine South Expo, the Semper Fi Fund will, once again, have a booth there, spreading the word about our mission! Read the rest of this entry »

10 Questions for a Marine with Prosthetic Legs Bicycling Cross-Country

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March 2, 2014

Riding Across the United States - Marine combat engineer Rob Jones was serving in Afghanistan in 2010 when an improvised explosive device claimed both his legs. Now 28 and fitted with a pair of prosthetic legs, Rob is bicycling cross-country to give back to the charitable organizations that he says, “were there for me in my darkest hours.” He began his journey October 14 in Bar Harbor, Maine, and hopes to raise $1 million by the time he reaches San Diego, California. Read the rest of this entry »

Stars of Sochi: Sgt. Omar Bermejo

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In 2000, 17-year-old Omar Bermejo joined the Marine Corps. “The Marines were my way of life until a motorcycle accident took what I thought was going to be the rest of my life in just a couple of seconds,” he wrote in his blog. Just four months after his right arm was amputated as a result of the accident, he rediscovered sport. “It was time to start dreaming again. Dreaming of becoming a Paralympic cross-country skiing athlete.”  He is a member of the 2013-14 U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing Development Team.
March 1, 2014

A Paralympics Profile

Sochi, Russia - On March 7, Fisht Olympic Stadium will host the opening ceremonies of the XI Paralympic Winter Games. Competitors in 10 disability categories will compete in five events—and Team Semper Fi athlete Omar Bermejo (single arm amputee) will be representing Team USA in Nordic skiing. For details about televised coverage of the Paralympics, please see this press release. Read the rest of this entry »

7th Annual Claude D. Alexander Memorial Golf Tournament

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February 28, 2014

Patuxent River, MD – The 7th Annual Claude D. Alexander Memorial Golf Tournament will again be held at the beautiful Cedar Point Golf Course on Patuxent River Naval Air Station, MD on July 18, 2014.

UPDATE: The 7th Annual Claude D. Alexander Memorial Golf Tournament was rained out in May and has been rescheduled to July 18th. There are spaces available, so please contact them for more information!

This annual golf tournament is held to honor the memory of Claude D. Alexander, a Viet Nam Vet, Amputee, a Peer Visitor at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a friend to many. Please join us to honor his memory, as well as raise awareness and funds for our wounded, ill and injured Service Members. Read the rest of this entry »