Toran & Brian’s Ride Across America

July 5, 2015

Across the United States - Toran Gaal has set out to do a solo hand-cycle ride across America with Brian Riley following in a support vehicle, and his adventure will benefit the Semper Fi Fund! Read the rest of this entry »

Disfigured by war, veteran now says ‘I found my place’

July 4, 2015

USA TODAY | Gregg Zoroya | 3:06 p.m. EDT July 3, 2015 | Link to Article

LOVETTSVILLE, Va. — Ronny "Tony" Porta was searching for a place where people could see past the disfigurement left by war, where cruel mutterings about his appearance or unfeeling questions about whether such wounds were "worth it" did not exist.

More than two years later, Porta says, "I found my place." Read the rest of this entry »

Happy 4th of July!!

July 4, 2015

This Fourth of July, as we celebrate the freedoms that embody America, let us not forget the sacrifices of the service members and veterans who have volunteered to keep America safe and free.  Read the rest of this entry »

Semper Fi Open raises 135k for injured military

July 1, 2015

U-T San Diego | By Linda McIntosh | 1:10 p.m. June 29, 2015 | Link to Article

Vista, CA — The annual Semper Fi Open golf tournament raised $135,000 for the Semper Fi Fund to help injured service members and their families. Speakers at the event included Rear Admiral Richard Jefferies and BJ Ganem, an injured Marine supported by the nonprofit fund. Read the rest of this entry »

New Hampshire Wounded Heroes Golf Classic

July 1, 2015

Amherst NH, Come join the New Hampshire Wounded Heroes Golf Classic for for great day of golf in support of the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

3rd Annual Josh Misiewicz Golf Outing

June 25, 2015

Tinley Park, IL – For the third year, the Misiewicz family will organize a golf outing to help raise funds for the Semper Fi Fund. The Semper Fi Fund was helpful to the recovery of Josh Misiewicz who was injured by a landmine during his first tour to Afghanistan. The Misiewicz Family now organizes this event to help raise funds and awareness of the needs of those serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Read the rest of this entry »


June 23, 2015

There are times in all of our lives where we need to be brave – whether for ourselves, for our family, for our friends, or even for a complete stranger. Bravelets™ bracelets are more than just something to wear on your wrist. They are a symbol of hope, strength and courage. They are designed to help you be brave in the toughest of times. Read the rest of this entry »

Race Across America – Beau, Babe and Buds

June 20, 2015

Oceanside, CA to Annapolis, MD - The Race Across America (RAAM) ​started Saturday June 20th in Oceanside, CA. It ​is ​a race ​from​ ​Oceanside, CA to Annapolis, MD - 3,000 miles coast-to-coast across the USA. RAAM is widely recognized as the world’s toughest endurance bicycle race. Open to solo racers as well as 2, 4 and 8-person teams. Solo racers must qualify by completing one of 30 qualifying events worldwide. No qualification required for teams. RAAM attracts an international field – competitors from 35 countries have participated. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Father’s Day 2015!

June 19, 2015

On Father’s Day, each of us reflects on how our fathers shaped who we are today. We think about how our fathers held our bike upright while we learned to ride without training wheels. We remember the nights Dad made his famous mac and cheese—we didn’t know or care it came from a box. Sometimes we even catch ourselves mid-sentence, “Like my dad always used to say….” Read the rest of this entry »

American Hero Candle

June 16, 2015

As a way to show our gratitude To the Semper Fi Fund for being generous, supportive and "angels in disguise" from the day our son was severely injured in 2011, please visit our company MixedEmotionsCandles on We have created a special candle called "the American Hero," dedicated to all the heroes. For every American Hero Candle that sells, we will donate $5.00 To benefit The Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Corey Flores & Kara Manoogian Wedding

June 16, 2015

State College, PA - Former Marine Corey Flores and his wife to be Kara Manoogian would like to share their special day with the Semper Fi Fund by asking their guests to donate to the Semper Fi Fund, in lieu of gifts. Read the rest of this entry »

Rock Solid Mud Run 2015

June 16, 2015

Englishtown, NJ – The Rock Solid Mud Run is an exciting, fun-filled day for race enthusiasts who are looking for a new physical and mental challenge. The Mud Run is the ultimate challenge combining running with an obstacle course and of course mud!! Read the rest of this entry »

The March – Forging Forward for the Fallen

June 12, 2015

Oklahoma City, OK - James Armontrout and Rachel Louise Cobb Farinelli plan to hike 1000+ miles from the Oklahoma City National Memorial to Cleveland,OH. Read the rest of this entry »

Wounded vets stop in Williams on cross-country journey

June 11, 2015

Williams News | by Wendy Howell, Reporter | 6/9/2015 10:02:00 AM | Link to Article

Williams, Ariz. - Toran Gaal and Brian Riley are paying it forward. The Purple Heart recipients have embarked upon the Ride Across America to create awareness of disabled veterans and raise donations for the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Department of Defense Warrior Games – 2015

June 10, 2015

Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA - Nearly 200 wounded, ill, or injured athletes will compete in this year’s Department of Defense Warrior Games to inspire others, celebrate recovery, and earn bragging rights for their branch. Athletes from across the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, U.S. Special Operations Command, and the British Armed Forces will have the opportunity to compete in eight different sports to be held over nine days at Marine Corps Base Quantico, June 19-28, 2015. Read the rest of this entry »