Al’s Garden Centers – Christmas Trees

November 19, 2012

Sherwood, OR – 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.

Ongoing Giving Opportunities: No One Gets Left Behind

November 19, 2012

If you've ever been in the military, you're probably already familiar with the phrase "No One Gets Left Behind." And even if you've never served, you can probably still guess why it's so important to those who go in harm's way. They know their buddies have their back, that their country cares deeply about their welfare, and that they'll never be left for dead on foreign ground. Read the rest of this entry »

Ongoing Giving Opportunities: Fallujah Awakens – Marines, Sheikhs and the Battle Against al Qaeda

November 19, 2012

The cradle of an insurgency that plunged Iraq into years of chaos and bloodshed, Fallujah conjures up images of the brutal house-to-house fighting that occurred during the 2004 U.S. invasion of the iconic city. But attacks in the area actually peaked two years later, when American and Iraqi government forces struggled with a reinvigorated insurgency and the prospect of premature withdrawal by U.S. forces. Fallujah Awakens tells the story of the remarkable turnaround that followed. Journalist Bill Ardolino explains how local tribal leaders and U.S. Marines forged a surprising alliance that helped secure the famous battleground. It is one of the few books to recount events from both American and Iraqi perspectives. Read the rest of this entry »

LCpl Patrick B Kenny Memorial 5k Run/Walk

November 19, 2012

Emsworth, PA – "Like" on Facebook for updates on registration, etc., or email with questions. Also check out the family fundraising page for the Semper Fi Fund.

100% of the proceeds to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Race will begin at 9:00AM.

Checks should be made to LCPL PATRICK B. KENNY MEMORIAL FUND. We also accept cash. Download the event brochure for more information.

The 5K Run/Walk will take place on a USATF Certified Course through Ben Avon and Emsworth. The start and finish will take place at the Lance Corporal Patrick B. Kenny Memorial Field and the course passes by Patrick’s childhood home. Lance Corporal Patrick B. Kenny Memorial Field is located off of Route 65 (Ohio River Blvd.) in Emsworth on Memorial Drive.

– Come dressed to run.
– Parking is available across the Ohio River Blvd (Rt. 65). Please use the tunnel for access to the start and finish line. If parking on the residential streets , please arrive early to avoid road closures.
– Race will take place rain or shine.
– Aid stations and EMS will be on hand.

Race Day:
7:00-8:30am: Packet Pick-Up/Race Day Registration
9:00am: Opening Ceremony & Start of the LCpl Patrick B. Kenny Memorial 5k Run/Walk
Award Ceremony will immediately follow the race!

Pre-Registration (Encouraged!):
Register online now!

Or Download the registration form, fill it out and send the form and payment to:
LCpl Patrick B. Kenny Memorial Fund
176 Center Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15202

Pre-Registration Fees:
(Mail-in registrations must be postmarked or delivered on or before Friday, May 17, 2013 for pre-registration price)
*Online registration fees may apply!

Runners and walkers can register after May 17th or on race day at the Patrick Kenny Memorial Field.
(Race T-Shirt is not guaranteed if registering on race day.)

Registration Fees:
$25 after May 17th or on race day.

Email: email.
Interested in sponsorship? Email us for pricing and options!

**Mail in registration forms will not be accepted after Tuesday, May 28, 2013.**
***Make all checks payable to LCpl Patrick B. Kenny Memorial Fund***

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Hostile Horde MC of Southern Tier 2nd Anniversary Party

November 19, 2012

Corning, NY – $20 donation gets you food, music, and a good time! 50% of proceeds from admission and 50/50 raffle will benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Event sponsored by Corning VFW Post 524.

Contact Donald Kinney with any questions by email or visit the website.

Download the event flyer.

Go Daddy and the Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation Support the Semper Fi Fund

November 18, 2012

The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation and will match up to $1 million in donations to the Semper Fi Fund in this year's United States Marine Corps 237th Birthday Tribute! Thank you Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation and, from the bottom of our hearts, for your generosity and your dedication to our nation's injured service members and their families.

The good news does not stop there! Go Daddy announced at a press conference in Phoenix that NASCAR driver Danica Patrick will sport the Semper Fi Fund logo, along with the matching donation message, on both her Nationwide and Sprint Cup Chevys at the Phoenix races the weekend of November 10th.

Check out photos from the press conference: Read the rest of this entry »

Sharing our stories in honor of Veterans Day: Corporal Todd Love

November 16, 2012

Marine Corporal Todd Love is a third-generation Marine who served in Afghanistan with the 1st Recon out of California. On October 25, 2010, Todd was the point man on a foot patrol when he triggered an IED. He suffered the loss of both his legs above the knee and had severe damage to his left hand, resulting in amputation.

Todd retired from the Marine Corps on September 29th, and the Semper Fi Fund helped with a transition grant to relieve the financial pressure of adjusting back into civilian life. Read the rest of this entry »

Sharing our Stories in honor of Veterans Day: Sergeant Eric Frazier

November 14, 2012

In March of 2005, Sergeant Eric Frazier was shot in the back several times, resulting in spinal cord injuries. Although it has been a long road to recovery, Eric has been an unstoppable inspiration for many people with his continuous strive to better himself. He has been part of the Semper Fi Fund family since he was injured, competing alongside our Team Semper Fi members in handcycling and wheelchair basketball. As Eric gained strength and confidence during his recovery, he became an elite athlete and now competes on the US Paralympic Nordic Ski Team. We look forward to seeing him in Russia in 2014! Read the rest of this entry »

Hire A Patriot: Hosted by The Patriot Group

November 14, 2012

Anaheim, CA – The Patriot group is hosting the 1st ever in Orange County military hiring resource and educational event. The Patriot Group, Inc. (TPGI) is a Professional Military Career-Hiring Event and Staff Placement Firm. TPGI is a Certified California Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise and a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business based in San Diego, CA with offices in both San Diego and Huntington Beach, CA. They will provide veterans connection with employers ready to hire.

For more information please contact Carolyn Hall at 714-369-0922 or visit their website.

Christmas Lights in Delaware

November 13, 2012

Townsend, Delaware – Each year, Bob Hairgrove organizes a display of 150,000 Christmas lights at his home, synchronized to music and complete with an operational Christmas train in his yard. Approximately 25,000 people attend this each year. This year, as he prepares for his son to join the US Marine Corps, he has decided for the first time to accept donations. While the event is held nightly November 30th through December 31st from 5:00PM – 9:00PM, he will have two weekends dedicated to fundraising for the Semper Fi Fund: December 7th, 8th, 21st, and 22nd.

Point of contact: Bob Hairgrove by email.

Read an article about this event from Delaware Online.

Marines Over Mukwonago

November 13, 2012

Mukwonago, Wisconsin – Social event with live music, appetizers, and wine tasting, plus basket raffles donated by local businesses. The raffle tickets will be $2 each or 20 for $20, for items such as a 40" flat screen tv, Blu-Ray player, spa packages, and more. 100% of proceeds from raffles will benefit the Semper Fi Fund.

Sponsored by Pam's Fine Wines. Check out their website and Facebook page.

Point of contact is George A Jozwiak 262-378-0535 or by email.

Ongoing Giving Opportunities: Ranch Road Boots

November 13, 2012

Exude an air of adventure. Make your mark on the world with feet firmly planted in a killer pair of custom boots. Texas Ranch Roads connect you to the soul of cowboy boots and send you packing to destinations ready to be explored. There is a great wide world to stand on, Ranch Road Boots gives you kick ass boots to stand in. Read the rest of this entry »

HMX-1 Officers’ Holiday Dinner and Basket Auction

November 13, 2012

Fredericksburg, VA – HMX-1 Officers' Holiday Dinner and Basket Auction

When: Saturday, 15 December 2012 at 7:00PM
Where: The Clubs at Quantico

Cost is $35 per person, includes dinner and entertainment. Holiday attire/coat and tie requested. Raffle tickets for basket auction will be sold at the event for $1 per ticket. Proceeds from basket auction will be split between Semper Fi Fund and Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation.

Submit payment (cash or check) along with name, work phone, and guest name to Major Hullinger/S-5 no later than Wednesday 30 November 2012. Checks made payable to "HMX-1 Officers' Spouses Club".

Download the event flyer and registration form for more information.

Pacific Marine Credit Union O’side Turkey Trot

November 13, 2012

Oceanside, CA – 7th annual PMCU O'side Turkey Trot is scheduled Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. Featured are 5 Miler, 5K, Kids Runs. Join a tradition. Help local schools and charities. The Move Your Feet Before Your Eat holiday tradition continues in Oceanside. Last year, 8,000 runners and walkers got their holiday off to a fast start at this fun, community event. Complete our secure 2012 entry form to be a part of the fun this year. Get discounts with multiple entries, support local schools/charities, order souvenirs, and more. A mail-in form also is available. Register today!

If you register and make the Semper Fi Fund your Charity we would love to have you run in our T-shirt. Please give our office a call and we will try to set up a time for you to pick up your shirt: 760.725.3680.

Visit the website for more information.

Sharing our stories in honor of Veterans Day: Chief Warrant Officer TaMarsh Thompson

November 13, 2012

Chief Warrant Officer (CWO3) TaMarsh Thompson is an Apache helicopter pilot in the United States Army and has been serving his country for eighteen years. TaMarsh was on his fourth deployment to Afghanistan serving in the line of duty when he was involved in a helicopter crash on March 22, 2012 and sustained a severe traumatic brain injury.

TaMarsh was surrounded by his loving family from the time he arrived at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Read the rest of this entry »