Excellencier is a 23K gold natural moisture essence and natural beauty cream. Skin treated with Excellencier's products will help your skin stay soft, moisturized, clear and even-toned naturally, while preventing future spots from appearing. Excellencier will donate 5% of a single item purchased or 10% on two or more items to the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »
The Semper Fi Fund Founder, CEO, and President, Karen Guenther was on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) on Sunday, November 18th. She was selected as part of an unsuspecting group of deserving military spouses, all thirty of whom are military Spouse of the Year® finalists. It was Oprah's Favorite Things show, which is undoubtedly Oprah's most popular show of the year. This was a two-hour special event where Oprah revealed her must-haves for this holiday season. Read the rest of this entry »
North County Times: Actor Gary Sinise as "the new Bob Hope": Advocate for wounded troops performing at Naval Medical Center San DiegoOctober 19, 2012
By Gretel C. Kovach | North County Times | nctimes.com | October 19, 2012
Some of actor Gary Sinise's most memorable roles have been public servants injured in the line of fire who found solace in the healing power of relationships.
As Lt. Dan in the 1994 movie "Forrest Gump," he played an angry Vietnam War veteran whose friendship with the title character helps him make peace with life as a double amputee. In the television series "CSI: NY," Sinise is a police detective who leans on his girlfriend to recover from a gunshot wound.
His interactions with real-life men and women on the front lines or struggling at home to overcome disability inspired another major role – globe-trotting fundraiser, entertainer and advocate for military and law enforcement personnel. Read the rest of this entry »
By U.S. PARALYMPICS | teamusa.org | October 18, 2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Today the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and Veterans Affairs announced that more than $2M in grant funding has been awarded to a total of 97 organizations in support of Paralympic sport and physical activity programs for disabled veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces.
The Olympic Opportunity Fund is provided through a partnership between the USOC and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Grants ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 were provided to USOC partner organizations to increase the number and quality of opportunities for physically and visually impaired veterans to participate in physical activity within their home communities and in more advanced Paralympic sport programs. Read the rest of this entry »
By Linda McIntosh | North County Times | nctimes.com | October 16, 2012
Camp Pendleton Marine Lt. Col. Tres Smith was one of three injured servicemen who accompanied 65 cyclists on a 430-mile fundraising bike ride from Scottsdale, Arizona to Camp Pendleton that raised $300,000 for the Semper Fi Fund, which supports injured Marines and their families. Read the rest of this entry »
San Diego, CA – RCP Block & Brick and Lloyd Pest Control will host their annual golf tournament for customers, employees, and vendors of both companies. The tournament will be held at Riverwalk Golf Club in San Diego, CA on Sunday, October 28, 2012. All funds raised will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund. For more information, please call (619) 337-2224 or download a registration form.
Check in: 11:30AM
Shotgun Start: 12:30PM
Entry Fee: $90 per person
Entry fee includes:
– Cart & Green Fees,
– Range Balls
– Longest Drive Competition
– Closest to the Pin Contest
– Raffle Prize Ticket
Peoria, IL – Darryl Cloud is a long-term supporter of the Semper Fi Fund. He has participated in multiple races over the years in order to fundraise for the Semper Fi Fund. He served in the Marine Corps, and he wants to support his brothers and sisters in arms. The Mairne Corps family runs proudly through Darryl as he participates in over twenty races this year, including Get To It Triathlon in August, Tunnel to Towers 5K in September, and Turkey Trot 5k in November.
On October 27, 2012, Darryl will be participating in the Screaming Pumpkins Marathon Relay.
Support his efforts by donating to his campaign page!
Dayton, OH – Darryl Cloud is a long-term supporter of the Semper Fi Fund. He has participated in multiple races over the years in order to fundraise for the Semper Fi Fund. He served in the Marine Corps, and he wants to support his brothers and sisters in arms. The Mairne Corps family runs proudly through Darryl as he participates in over twenty races this year, including Get To It Triathlon in August, Tunnel to Towers 5K in September, and Turkey Trot 5k in November.
On October 23, 2012, Darryl will be participating in the Ghost-N-Goblins 5K.
Support his efforts by donating to his campaign page!
Las Vegas, NV – GySgt Jonathan Perrine started participating in the Mud Run race series and the Spartan Races to keep himself active in 2011, and yet he wanted to go beyond the training for the PFT (the Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test) of just three miles. These races provide obstacles, emphasize getting dirty, and provide challenges beyond running.
He has continued to participate in runs, while at the same time trying to help out fellow brothers and sisters in the Marines who need it the most. He plans to do this by continuing to participate in these series of races during the 2012 year and fundraise for the Semper Fi Fund. Being a Gunnery Sergeant in the Marine Corps, Jonathan sets an example for his juniors about training, setting goals, and reaching those goals.
His personal goal is to fundraise $5000 over the year. Help him reach it by donating to his fundraising page!
San Diego, CA – GySgt Shawn Massey is a Community Athlete for the Semper Fi Fund because he wants to raise funds and assist our nation's injured service members. He knows that, as a Marine, he needs to give back to the Marine Corps and to other branches whose members have sustained injuries and need assistance. He is participating in the Sprint Triathlon on August 4th, Heartbreak Ridge Half Marathon on September 8th, Mission Bay Triathlon on September 30th, and the Buffalo Alley 10k on October 20th.
Please support his efforts by donating to his campaign page!
San Diego, CA – The 4th annual Skate for The Troops will take place on December 9, 2012. Skateboarders will take off from Robb Field Skateboard Park in San Diego and skate a 10-12 mile loop around beautiful Mission Bay returning to Robb Field for a raffle with prizes from top skateboard sponsors.
For more information, contact Charlotte Smith at 858-361-8998 or by email.
Support this event through the fundraising page!
Corvallis, Oregon – The Corvallis Rugby Football Club (CRFC) will be hosting a Veteran's Weekend pub crawl on November 10, 2012. Join them for fine food and drink throughout the downtown area of Corvallis in support of The Semper Fi Fund, and to celebrate the 237th Marine Corps Birthday.
St. Louis, MO – Please enjoy beverages, hors d'ouevres, and desserts as you shop and visit with some of our featured artists from St. Louis:
Tammy Wilson – Twilco Jewelry Designer
Robyn Quinn – Jewelry Designer
Cristin Greenlee – Knitwear
Colleen Thompson – Jewelry Designer
Please RSVP by end of business hours on Thursday October 18th. Everyone who RSVPs will receive a gift bag and have their name entered for a door prize drawing.
For more information please call 314-726-6909 or by email.
100% of the evenings proceeds will benefit The Semper Fi Fund.
The fifth year of the Ride 430 Challenge, formerly known as Ride for Semper Fi, began on Wednesday, October 10th in Scottsdale, Arizona, and ended on Camp Pendleton, California on Saturday, October 13th.
The Semper Fi Fund was there on Saturday to give a warm welcome to the riders as they arrived at Camp Pendleton and completed their journey. We would like to express our gratitude to this incredibly dedicated group (this year, sixty-five riders strong) who continually support the Semper Fi Fund! Read the rest of this entry »
Sarasota, Florida – Special luncheon with guest speakers and 50/50 raffle, proceeds to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Point of contact is Tom Smith, 941-320-9594.