Staff Report~ 10/3/2013
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A team of cyclists that includes several Marines, including those injured in combat, and families of fallen soldiers will pedal 430 miles in 4 days through Arizona’s mountain ranges to support military service people and their families.
“The Ride 430 Challenge” begins Oct. 9, leaving from DNA Cycles in Scottsdale. It ends Oct. 12 at the Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing Aviation Museum in Mesa.
In 2012, “The Ride 430 Challenge” raised $520,000.
For the event’s sixth year, the cycling team will travel through Arizona towns, including Cave Creek, Wickenburg, Prescott, Payson and Mesa. New this year will be “fan zones” located just outside select towns along the Yarnell Mountain climb during day two of the ride. Family, friends and local residents can line up in these fan zones to support and cheer on the team as they cycle through. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 6:16 pm | Updated: 6:29 pm, Wed Oct 2, 2013.
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By Rich Place, Managing Editor
SALAMANCA, NY — A group of four cyclists will spend tonight at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Salamanca as part of a 3,700-mile trip from Washington to Virginia in an effort to raise money and awareness for the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »
Miramar, CA - The Marine Corps Aviation Association’s (MCAA) Marion Carl Squadron recently hosted two unbelievable days of fundraising to help raise money and awareness for the Semper Fi Fund!
Starting at the Miramar Officers’ Club, Medal of Honor recipient Robert Modrzejewski, Colonel, USMC (Ret) helped in presenting two Action Trackchairs (www.actiontrackchair.com) to two injured Marines, Cpl. Jose Armenta and Cpl. Jon Schumacher. Read the rest of this entry »
Sherwood, Gresham and Woodburn, OR – For the second year in a row, Al's Garden Centers will donate $1 from every Christmas tree sold this season to the Semper Fi Fund. Visit Al's Garden Centers, purchase a tree, and support the Semper Fi Fund. Please visit their website for more information and locations.
Many thanks to Al's Garden Centers' continued support!
Folsom, CA - Come join us for a night of fun and music at Toby Keith's! The evening will include line dancing instruction, entertainment, and silent auction. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund in memory of SSgt Sky Mote. Join us in support of our military heroes and their families.
Scottsdale, AZ - Hitting the hills of Arizona, the 54 amazing riders of Ride 430 will be riding in honor of our heroes for the sixth consecutive year having raised over $1 million in support for the Semper Fi Fund! Though the mission has not changed, the course certainly has! Read the rest of this entry »
Irving, TX - For the third year-in-a-row, The George W. Bush Institute is holding its annual "Warrior Open" golf tournament and, once again, the Semper Fi Fund is among the select few military charities being recognized by the tournament.
Held as part of the George W. Bush Institute's "Military Service Initiative", the Warrior Open is a competitive 36-hole golf tournament that takes place over two days every fall in the Dallas area. Read the rest of this entry »
Brooklyn, NY - For the sixth straight year, Semper Fi Fund will send over 70 injured service members from Team Semper Fi along with 35 of their family members, to take part in the annual Tunnel to Towers Run in New York City. Semper Fi Fund, a non-profit that provides immediate financial assistance to injured service members, makes it its mission to honor our country’s military heroes by supporting them in their time of need; this week, on Sunday, September 29, the men and women of its competitive athletic program Team Semper Fi will honor the brave Americans who risked and sacrificed their lives on September 11, 2001.
The Tunnel to Towers Run is an annual event organized by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The run memorializes all who perished on 9/11 and follows the footsteps of Stephen Siller, a firefighter who raced on foot from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center to help in the rescue efforts. Stephen Siller is one of the many firefighters, police officers and first responders who never made it out of the Towers that day—but it’s thanks to them that so many others did.
“The men and women of Team Semper Fi know the meaning of sacrifice first-hand,” said Karen Guenther, CEO of Semper Fi Fund. “We are proud to honor the heroes of 9/11 again this year by retracing Siller’s steps, helping to keep their memory alive.”
Please come out and cheer them along on Sunday! For more race info visit: https://t2trun.org/site/displaySite.do?siteIdCode=BMJ6KQZ1
Homecoming Trunk Shows' Semper Fabulous Scarf. Our lightweight Semper Fabulous scarf gives you spot on style, shows your Semper Fi Pride and gives back to our wounded and critically ill US Armed Forces service members and their families. 10% of the proceeds from the sale of every scarf goes directly to the Semper Fi Fund's America's Fund program.
Please visit the website to order your scarf today and show your support!
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Arlington, VA - Shop all your favorite fashion finds at this fantastic event to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. 10% of sales from this shopping event will be directly donated to the Semper Fi Fund to support our wounded and critically ill service members. Mark your calendars and shop this Sunday!
For more information, please download the attached flyer.
The Semper Fi Fund is so grateful to WHBM for their support of our mission.
By Patricia Kime | Navy Times - Washington, DC | navytimes.com | Published: September 14, 2013 - 3:46PM | Link to article |
Marine Lt. Col. Bill Conner was stationed in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2008 when he got an email telling him he had won a spot in the prestigious Hawaii Ironman triathlon, a berth he had sought for 13 years. Read the rest of this entry »
Centreville, VA - G.I. Dash UNDEAD is a Zombie Obstacle Event brought to you from "Green Lion Events LLC". The G.I. Dash has traded in its cheery attitude, up-beat music and fun atmosphere for an evil, infestation and survival first mentality. With donations going to benefit the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, this race is not only about having fun while trying to run for survival through the course, it’s also about giving back to a great charity!
Runners armed with a limited number of water balloons will need to defend their 3 flags from our UNDEAD. This Undead Zombie themed event brings you zombies, blood splatter, barbwire crawls, wall climbs and much more! All athletic types are encouraged to come, from the hardcore 10+ mile runners, to the casual competitors. This event is based around great sportsmanship and personally challenging yourself!
Please visit their website for additional information. http://www.gidashundead.com/
Great River, NY - The Oehl family has organized the 23rd Annual Oehl Charity Golf Tournament at the Timber Point Golf Course. Every year friends and family gather on the links to support those in need. This year the Semper Fi Fund is the charity recipient.
Please consider attending this event or becoming an event sponsor. For more information, contact Dennis Oehl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you a federal or state employee or a member of the military?
If so, you have the opportunity this fall to participate in the CFC. It is the only authorized workplace charitable giving drive for federal and state employees. In fact, the CFC is the largest and most successful workplace fundraising campaign in the world!
This year's theme is "I make it Possible". Join us in supporting our heroes through the CFC and your spirit of public service will make the world a better place! Read the rest of this entry »