Community Athlete: Beth Schafer, USAF 1/2 Marathon

July 8, 2013

Beth Shafer Community AthleteBeth Schafer participated in the USAF half Marathon and Operation One Voice Special Ops Warrior Challenge 5K in August, benefiting the Semper Fi Fund. She is gearing up to run in the Space Coast Marathon on December 1, 2013.

Please support her journey by donating to her fundraising site today.

Red Nose Run: Del Mar Beach, California

July 6, 2013

rednose-logoPlease join us for the 22nd Annual Red Nose Run in Southern California on December 13, 2013.  Freshstart and Semper Fi Fund are teaming up for this fantastic 3K and  5K walk/run to support each other's cause. Freshstart provides surgical procedures for children. Registration Fee: $40 now thru Dec 7th--- $50 after Dec 7th.

Red Nose Run Race

Race Day: Registration begins at 1 pm at the Del Mar Beach / Powerhouse Park with the Race following at 2 pm.  Don't forget about the After Party at Poseidon Restaurant!
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3rd Annual Trivia Night: St. John Bosco Parish Hall

July 6, 2013
Saint John Bosco Parish Catholic Church Trivia Night

3rd Annual Trivia Night benefiting the Semper Fi Fund at the Saint John Bosco Parish Catholic Church in St. Louis, Missouri.

Please join us for our 3rd Annual Trivia Night on September 28, 2013 with silent auction, games, attendance prizes, mulligans, and much more. This trivia night will be hosted in honor of Wounded Warrior Mark Meirink (LCpl, Retired). All proceeds will go to Semper Fi Fund.

Doors open at 6 pm, Trivia starts at 7 pm at the St. John Bosco Parish Hall.  Please email for more information ( or call Kathy Ramsey at 636.343.7765.


Castello Banfi Semper Fi Fund Wine Dinner

July 6, 2013

Vinottimo Japan

Join Wine Ambassador, Paolo Fassina, from Castello Banfi for an evening of gourmet wine pairing with their fabulous and famous wines from Tuscany at Butler "O" Club.

Hosted by the Vinottimo family on behalf of the Semper Fi Fund. Limited Seating. Tickets are $75 per person. All proceeds will go directly to SFF. We will be celebrating the event at the Butler Officer's Club in Okinawa, Japan on September 20,  2013 at 7pm.

Please email for more information ( or make reservations online today.

CBS: Marine wife raises $101M to support troops

July 4, 2013

Karen Guenther, named the 2013 Armed Forces Insurance Marine Military Spouse of the Year, and her husband, Col. Glenn Guenther, speaks to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about founding the Semper Fi Fund, which has provided millions to troops and families in need. Watch the video of the interview: Read the rest of this entry »

Chief Warrant Officer Second Class David Ortiz, USA (Ret.)

July 4, 2013

Chief Warrant Officer Second Class (CWO2) David Ortiz, US Army helicopter pilot, was completing a combat mission in Khost, Afghanistan on June 21, 2012 when his OH58D Kiowa Warrior experienced engine failure. David was one of just a few unit members to have survived the helicopter crash. Six days after the accident, David arrived at Walter Reed and was hustled into emergency surgery, and has been in and out of the hospital ever since working through a spinal cord injury. Read the rest of this entry »

Community Athlete Mike Guess, Disneyland Dumbo Double Dare 10k

July 3, 2013

Mike Guess Community AthleteMike Guess is participating in the Disneyland Dumbo Double Dare 10k in Anaheim, California.  Please support his effort to help our servicemembers during their time of need and donate today.

Community Athlete: MGySgt Jonathon White, Runner Extraordinaire

July 3, 2013

MGySgt White has been a massive supporter of the Semper Fi Fund and been a great representative for several years. He has fundraised along with spread the mission of our need to support our injured servicemembers. He is taking on a list of races including

*Patrick Henry Half Marathon, August 24, 2013 in Ashland, VA
*Army 10 Miler, October 20,  2013
*New Orleans Rock-N-Roll Marathon, February 2014
*Dallas Rock-N-Roll Marathon, March 2014
*USA Rock-N-Roll Marathon, March 2014
*Historical Half Marathon, May 2014

He could use your help to continue his mission to fundraise for the fund. Please support his efforts by donating to his site today.

Community Athlete: Chris Sorich, Santa Barbara Triathlon

July 3, 2013

Chris Sorich Community AthleteChris Sorich is participating in the Santa Barbara Triathlon in Santa Barbara, California. Please support his efforts by donating to his site today.


Community Athlete: Corey Spuhler, Surf Town Triathlon

July 3, 2013

Corey Spuhler Community AthleteCorey Spuhler is participating in the Surf Town Triathlon in Imperial Beach, California. Please help him out by donating to his site today.

Community Athlete: Levi Roberts, Leadville Trail 100 Run

July 3, 2013

Levi RobertsLevi Roberts is participating in the Leadville Trail 100 Run in Hope Pass, Colorado. Please help him out by donating to his site today.

Community Athlete Bill Greineisen, Ironman Extraordinaire

July 3, 2013

Bill Greineisen Community AthleteBill Greineisen is participating in the Ali'i 6 Mile Swim Challenge in Kohala Coast, Hawaii. Bill has been a consistent participant in the hardcore races. He takes on the multiple aspects of physicality races such as the Ironmans. This year he is planning on competing in:

*Ali'i 6 Mile Swim Challenge, August 12, 2013
*Lavaman Waikaloa in April, 2014
*Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas in May, 2014
*Ironman 70.3 Hawaii in June, 2014
*Ford Ironman Coeur d'Alene also in June, 2014
*Lavaman Keauhou in August, 2014

He does these races with the mindset to help our mission. If you would like to join his fundraising efforts, please donate to his site today.

Community Athletes: Team Reaction, Steelhead 70.3

July 3, 2013

Scott McBride Team Reaction Community Athlete"Team Reaction" is comprised of Scott McBride, Kenny Lehman, Sally Sherman, Jeff Nelson, Joe Fischette, Jason Brehm, John Haggerty, Dave Kelsch, Brandon Cecil, and Mark Marafka. They are participating in the Steelhead 70.3 in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

They be participating in numerous events from New Orleans Ironman to Steelhead Ironman. If you would like to support their effort to fundraise for our servicemembers whom need assistance, please donate and support them today.

Community Athlete: Larry Thon, Baby Boomers Bicycle Ride Across America

July 3, 2013

Larry Thon Community Athlete riding across americaLarry is riding across America starting in Portland, Oregon and finishing Portland, Maine. That’s over 3,000 miles. Larry recently found out about the great mission of the Semper Fi Fund from a friend whom is prior Naval Graduate. After realizing how fabulous the funds mission was, he decided to take on the great challenge of riding from Portland to Portland.

He plans to help others realize the need of our injured servicemembers along with raise funds to help them. If you would like to help with his efforts, please donate to his campaign.

Semper Fi Fund Returns to Germany

June 25, 2013

Recently, Semper Fi Fund traveled to Germany to visit the Landstuhl hospital, Ramstein flight line, Helicopter unit, and the Landstuhl Fisher House to wrap our arms around our liaisons, injured service members, and hospital staff. As always, it was one of our most touching annual trips. Read the rest of this entry »