Allie’s Bracelet Fundraiser!

November 8, 2013

Online - Allie Martinez, a 1st grader from Beaufort, SC, is the proud daughter of SSgt Eric Martinez, USMC. Allie is selling bracelets to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. All profits from her sales will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund on Thanksgiving Day. Please support this young entrepreneur as she supports our wounded and critically ill service members and their families. Read the rest of this entry »

Shrapnel Happens 5K

November 7, 2013

Richfield, MN - UpTempo Race Management is organizing this year's Shrapnel Happens 5K held at the Veterans Memorial Park. This race has raised funds and awareness for the Semper Fi Fund mission for the last four years. The Semper Fi Fund appreciates their continued support. Read the rest of this entry »

Workout for a Cause

November 6, 2013

Darien, CT - Pamela Everson has challenged two local police departments to participate and compete against each other while completing her one hour intense workout. The Stamford Police Department and the Darien Police Department will not only raise funds for the Semper Fi Fund; they will raise awareness of the needs of our wounded, injured and ill Service Members. It is not a coincidence that these officers will compete near the Marine Corps' Birthday because some of them are Marines. Heroes helping heroes!

Happy Birthday Marines and thank you for your service!

Calloway’s and Cornelius Nursery 2nd Annual Veteran’s Day Sale

November 6, 2013

Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston, Texas – Calloway's and Cornelius Nursery is a 18-store garden center chain serving the Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston markets. The company strives to make gardening fun, easy and successful for customers and takes pride in supporting the community. Read the rest of this entry »

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 5K Run/Walk in support of the Semper Fi Fund

November 5, 2013

Las Vegas, NV - On March 5, 2014, Maximum Capacity Media will host the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 5K Run/Walk held in Las Vegas, Nev. The 2014 event will benefit the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. The Semper Fi Fund is a nonprofit set up to provide immediate financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Read the rest of this entry »

Shaull Elementary School Fundraiser

November 1, 2013

Enola, PA - The PTO at Shaull Elementary School will be collecting spare change from their students from November 4th - 8th. On November 11th the school will have an assembly at 2:15pm and announce the amount collected and donated to the Semper Fi Fund. Our wounded, injured and ill service members certainly appreciate the fund-raising efforts of the students at Shaull Elementary. Thank you!

GoDaddy and The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation to Match Up to $1 Million!

November 1, 2013

Web Hosting Company and Charitable Organization to Match Customer Donations Dollar-for-Dollar

The incredible support continues for the Semper Fi Fund and our program America's Fund! As this month marks the 238th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps (November 10th), GoDaddy and The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation are giving our injured and critically ill service members and their families a very special gift. From November 1 through December 31, the charitable foundation and Web hosting company will match donations, dollar-for-dollar, up to $1 million to the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Hugh Hewitt Veterans Day Show 2013

October 30, 2013

San Diego, CA and National - This Veteran's Day, national radio personality Hugh Hewitt will be hosting his annual three hour special on the Semper Fi Fund at 3:00PM PST. He is interviewing service members who have received assistance from the Semper Fi Fund, as well as a few of our Team Semper Fi athletes. We are excited to be able to tell our stories to the nation and spread awareness for our injured service members and their families. Read the rest of this entry »

Gloria and Alex’s Wedding!

October 29, 2013

Omaha, Nebraska - Bride and groom, Gloria Chiu and Alex Luedtke, are requesting that in lieu of gifts for their wedding, a donation be made to the Semper Fi Fund to support our service members and their families. They would like to express their thanks to their family and friends for celebrating their wedding on April 12, 2014! Read the rest of this entry »

USA Today Sports – Marine wounded in combat is about to compete in the hardest race on Earth

October 29, 2013

First an Ironman, then he hopes to make the U.S. Paralympic team.
By Laken Litman – October 29, 2013 at 9:47am EDT
ARLINGTON, Va. — Jose Ramos is an example of why there should be no excuses in life.

Ramos, a retired Navy Corpsman who was also a member of a Marine Scout Sniper Platoon, had his arm blown off by a rocket in Iraq in 2004. Sunday, he was one of 30,000 people who competed in the Marine Corps Marathon. Read the rest of this entry »

MCM Community Athlete: $61,000—and the Two-Foot Onions are Just Getting Started!

October 25, 2013

Washington, DC - This year marks the fifth time that former Marine Mike Tomlinson will be running the Marine Corps Marathon. Once again he’ll be leading his team, the Two-Foot Onions—which has been among the top fundraisers each year they’ve competed.

Why the “Two-Foot Onions”? As Mike explains, it has nothing at all to do with gardening. Read the rest of this entry »

Navy Times – Mission: Family – Charities shift with changing needs

October 25, 2013

By Karen Jowers, Staff writer | Oct. 24, 2013 - 08:35PM | Link to Navy Times Article | Filed Under Pay & Benefits

Many military-affiliated charities have been re-evaluating their missions recently. Often, charities can adapt to the changing needs of the community faster than the Defense Department can. That’s good for the military community today, and it will be even more important down the road as DoD resources are constricted, even as the needs of wounded service members and their families continue. Read the rest of this entry »

Swanny Rondack Chair

October 24, 2013

Wilmington, NC - Sit back, relax, and support the Semper Fi Fund. These beautiful, wooden chairs are hand-made by Shawn "Swanny" Swanson, USMC Ret with 100% of the proceeds going back to support our wounded and critically ill service members and their families. Read the rest of this entry »

2014 Semper Fi Fund TD Five Boro Bike Tour

October 24, 2013

New York, NY - Each year on the first Sunday in May, tens of thousands of riders begin their 40-mile cycling tour of New York City in Lower Manhattan. The TD Five Boro Bike Tour is the world’s biggest recreational bike ride. Co-produced by Bike New York and the New York City Department of Transportation, this unforgettable event offers 32,000 cyclists the opportunity to bike through all five boroughs–Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island–on streets totally free of traffic Read the rest of this entry »

Studio Barre – Tuck for a Cause

October 24, 2013

Carlsbad, CA - Studio Barre {strength. defined.} offers a specialized barre class that focuses on building core strength, improving posture and creating a dancer-like body. Studio Barre will offer classes for DONATION ONLY on every Saturday at 4:15pm in November. All donations will benefit the Semper Fi Fund to assist our wounded and critically ill service members and their families. Read the rest of this entry »