The Last Patrol - Helmand Province, Afghanistan, 2010 - In the aftermath of the Battle for Marjah a young US Marine joins his last patrol. His tour of duty finished. The only thing between him, safety and his family, 28 km's of dusty road and the Taliban. Read the rest of this entry »
His mobility has been hindered, but his direction has never been clearer.
It’s been more than nine years since a roadside bombing during his patrol in Iraq took a portion of Savannah native BJ Ganem’s lower left leg, leaving him now with a prosthetic leg below the knee.
But the attack couldn’t take away his spirit. Read the rest of this entry »
Camp Lejeune, NC to Camp Pendleton, CA - Matt Littrell a former Marine Infantryman, has created an incredible fundraiser to benefit the Semper Fi Fund that will take him from Camp Lejeune, NC to Camp Pendleton, CA on horseback.
Update: The Long Trail Home surpasses $50,000.00 raised!! Way to go Matt!!
His goal is to raise awareness about our mission while raising funds to assist our wounded and ill service members and their families. To learn more about Matt and his 2 mustangs, please visit his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Thelongtrailhome and to donate, please visit his fundraising page http://fundraising.semperfifund.org/fundraise?fcid=249300 Read the rest of this entry »
Across America - As you gather with family and friends this weekend to watch the game, consider supporting our service members and their families by having a "Semper Fi Bowl" out at your party to help raise awareness and support for our mission. Simply print out the flyer to your right and tape it to the inside of a "donation bowl" and help us serve those who preserve our freedoms!
Enjoy the game!!
Camp Pendleton, CA - Our own B.J. Ganem and Cpl. Dan Lasko, USMC (Ret.) joined ESPN's "Outside the Lines" to discuss their involvement in the Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team and their game against former NFL players and 9/11 first-responders!
See their appearance on the show and learn more Read the rest of this entry »
Tanzania, Africa (UPDATE) – We are happy to report that father and son team, Mark and Marine Sergeant Brad Dixon, have made the incredible hike to the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro in support of the Semper Fi Fund! Their efforts are to raise $1 for each foot to the summit elevation - $19,341 - for our wounded and critically ill service members and the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »
Event Location: Online - www.teespring.com/ohdoctor - To honor the late, Jerry Coleman, an American hero and a San Diego baseball icon, Friarhood.com has designed a special t shirt with 100 % of the proceeds going to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Please log on to www.teespring.com/ohdoctor to purchase these iconic t shirts. Read the rest of this entry »
By Beth Bourgeois | Jan. 24, 2014, 10:45 a.m. (ET) | Link to article
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Today U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee, announced that the 2014 Warrior Games presented by Deloitte will take place Sept. 28-Oct. 4 utilizing venues at the U.S. Olympic Training Center and the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Read the rest of this entry »
Temecula, CA – The Brotherhood of Marine Riders would like to invite everyone to join in their continued support of the Semper Fi Fund by attending their 10th Annual Poker Run on May 17, 2014. The event has expanded to include a Hot Rod Show and Biker Games, along with a change in venue to accommodate a larger crowd. Read the rest of this entry »
New York, NY - The Semper Fi Fund will be hosting its annual NYC invitational "Evening with the Semper Fi Fund" where our supporters and those we support come together for an intimate evening, full of special guests who share our passion for our mission and those we serve.
Held annually to discuss our mission and raise awareness of the challenges our service members and their families face, the Evening with the Semper Fi Fund is a wonderful opportunity for those who "can make a difference" to gather together and discuss strategies for success. Read the rest of this entry »
Now retired from the Marine Corps, Corporal Eric Lyons grew up in Novi, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. He played football and lacrosse in high school and was 20 when he enlisted in the Corps.
He served with the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines (the 2/9, known as Hell in a Helmet) based out of Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, and was an infantryman with Fox Company. Read the rest of this entry »
Kailua, Hawaii - “Aloha” in the Hawaiian language means affection, peace, compassion and mercy—all qualities that are found in abundance among those who work with, volunteer for and are helped by the Semper Fi Fund.
All qualities, too, that are found in abundance at the monthly Semper Fi Fund spouses’ dinners held at various restaurants around Hawaii’s Oahu island, Read the rest of this entry »