Team Semper Fi at 2013 Tunnel to Towers

September 25, 2013

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

Ongoing Giving Opportunities: Semper Fabulous Scarf

September 21, 2013

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!
http://www.heatherhoward.shophts.com/home.aspx
Semper Fabulous Scarf - Red
Semper Fabulous Scarf - Orange
Semper Fabulous Scarf - Blue

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White House Black Market Sale Event

September 18, 2013

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.

Using brawn to raise bucks

September 16, 2013

Using brawn to raise bucks | Navy Times | navytimes.comBy 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 »

GI DASH UNDEAD

September 13, 2013


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/

Glenn C. & Keith J. Oehl Charity Golf Tournament

September 13, 2013

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 doehl@wwmarz.com.

The 2013 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is upon us!

September 12, 2013

CFC LOGOAre 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 »

Warriors of Steel Virtual Run

September 12, 2013

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Event Location: Online - Log on to Warriors of Steel Virtual Run Facebook Page
Event Date: November 1 - November 12, 2013
Event Summary: It's the new, fun way to stay fit and give back to a great cause! This November, choose between a 5K, 10K or 13.1 Run to support the Semper Fi Fund. Register online, grab your bibs and post updates and photos about your journey on the "Warriors of Steel Virtual Run's" Facebook page. Don't miss your chance to be part of something super fun and super cool. Besides getting fit, you'll "run" away with some fantastic prizes for participating.
POC: Liz Bellville - 760-859-7558 - lizzyruns13@gmail.com.

Always Faithful, Never Forgotten

September 11, 2013

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Dear SFF Supporters,

It’s been twelve years since that crisp September morning in 2001 that reshaped the course of history. Who among us doesn’t still remember where we were at the moment we heard that the Pentagon was attacked and Flight 93 had crashed, how it felt to watch the Twin Towers fall? We lost more than just the lives who perished on 9/11—our sense of security, something we took for granted as Americans, was rocked to the core.

But despite all we lost that day, we never gave up hope — it’s what gave us the strength to come together, rebuild, and show the world Read the rest of this entry »

Bob Evans Restaurants in MD and DE to Support Semper Fi Fund

September 10, 2013

BobEvans_flyerCome dine at a Maryland or Delaware Bob Evans Restaurant listed below on Wednesday, September 18th and support our wounded and critically ill service members and their families through the Semper Fi Fund. 15% of all sales will be donated to the Fund. Please visit their website www.bobevans.com or download the Bob Evans event flyer for more information Read the rest of this entry »

Semper Fi Fund is highlighted in Stars and Stripes!

September 6, 2013

2013-09_stars_and_stripes_karen_guenther's_semper_fi_fund_-_spouse_calls_-_stripesBy Terri Barnes | Stars and Stripes - Washington, DC | stripes.com | Published: September 5, 2013

At a luncheon to honor outstanding military spouses from all service branches, Marine wife Karen Guenther was introduced by Bonnie Amos, the first lady of the Marine Corps.

Guenther’s family was at a nearby table. Her husband sat tall and straight in his uniform as the wife of the Marine Corps Commandant described the Semper Fi Fund, a nonprofit Guenther started in 2003 to meet the needs of those returning injured from war. Read the rest of this entry »

SC Rider Benefit Bike Wash

September 5, 2013

SC Rider Bike Wash 2013
San Clemente, CA – Do you own a bike? Stop by SC Rider Supply on Sunday, September 8th to get your bike washed and raise funds for wounded warriors!

SC Rider Supply will be hosting the benefit bike wash, as well as a BBQ, live band, and huge raffle to benefit the Semper Fi Fund.
For more information, please contact event organizer and SC Rider Supply owner, Roxanne Lucido at (949) 388-0521, or check out the SC Rider Supply website: http://www.scridersupply.com/.

Honolulu Marathon 2013

September 3, 2013

Honolulu, Hawaii - The Honolulu Marathon starts on Ala Moana Boulevard, which in Hawaiian means "path by the ocean." This phrase is an appropriate description for the entire race course. An expo will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center from Wednesday December 4th through Saturday December 7th. Race week activities include Concert/luau on Friday December 4th and a race day concert at Queen Kapiolani Bandstand on December 8th.

For more race information and to register visit: www.honolulumarathon.org.

Enter the Semper Fi Fund Community Athlete 50% Discount Code when registering: SEFIHON2013

Join the team and create your fundraising page at http://www.makeyeshappen.com/SemperFiTeamHonolulu

Title of event: Honolulu Marathon
Start date and time: December 8, 2013 at 5am
End date and time: December 8, 2013, finish line at Kapiolani Park, Honolulu, Hawaii
Venue: Honolulu, Hawaii
Address, city, state: Ala Moana Boulevard/Queen Street Extension, Honolulu, Hawaii
Brief info/write-up about the event: POC: Marianne Espinoza at marianne.espinoza@semperfifund.org

Honolulu Century Ride 2013

September 3, 2013

Honolulu Century Ride 2013Honolulu, Hawaii - Aloha! Come join us on the Honolulu Century Ride, Hawaii's largest cycling event. The Honolulu Century Ride annually attracts thousands of riders from around the world. The ride is fully supported with the support of our local bike shops and Honolulu police officers. Aid stations serve locally grown bananas, oranges, and a refreshing sport drink. After riding, relax at Kapiolani Park enjoying Hula and eat ono (yummy) food served by community groups.

To Join Team: Register for the Honolulu Century Ride at www.hbl.org and join Semper Fi Fund Team at http://www.ir4c.com/TeamStory/SemperFiCenturyRide

Date: September 29, 2013

Venue: One Hundred Miles of Oahu Scenery. The ride starts and ends in Kapiolani Park on the Diamond Head side of Waikiki.

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For PDF version of the flyer - click here

Impact of Images

September 3, 2013

Palm Desert, CA - Fabulous & gifted artist Grant McMillan would like to donate proceeds from the sales of his art work to the SFF. His art work will be on display at the City of Palm Desert's Art Gallery from September 12 to November 15, 2013, and there will be an opening night September 16, 2013. Price for each photo is $1294.35 and there will be 10 to 15 pieces up for sale. Please support Grant in his efforts to help our injured and their families. His art work is amazing and very inspirational!

The Semper Fi Fund is so grateful to Grant for his generosity and for his support to our mission.

POC: Grant McMillan - 604-374-4453. grant.e.mcmillan@gmail.com

A few Samples of Grant's wonderful works!

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