Safety Heroes 6th Annual Fundraiser

May 20, 2014

Anaheim, CA - Come support the 6th Annual Safety Heroes Benefit Concert and enjoy a fun filled night of music courtesy of Ted Nugent, as we show some love and support to our wounded warriors. Read the rest of this entry »

House of Crossfit Memorial Day “Murph Challenge”

May 20, 2014

Carlsbad, CA – In honor of Memorial Day, 50 - 75 individuals will be completing the Hero WOD "Murph." This WOD "Workout of the Day" is in memory of Lt. Michael Murph, Navy Seal, KIA. Registration is $35 and proceeds go directly to support the Semper Fi Fund. For more info, please email Sara Nelson at sara@houseofcrossfit.com. Read the rest of this entry »

Mia and Dino’s Lemonade Stand

May 20, 2014

Costa Mesa, CA – Mia & Dino Sabini will be hosting a lemonade stand each weekend during the months of May and June 2014 to raise funds for the Semper Fi Fund. If you're in their area, stop by and enjoy some yummy lemonade while supporting a great cause. For more info, please email Michele at maboody@hotmail.com.

Giammalva Memorial Day Tennis Mixer

May 20, 2014

Spring, TX – In honor of Memorial Day, Giammalva Racquet Club is hosting an annual Memorial Day Tennis Mixer on Monday, May 26th from 8:30 am -11:00 am to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. This mixer is for members and non-members of all levels of play. There are no fees to participate, but donations are welcomed. Read the rest of this entry »

Mercedes of Manhattan – Fleet Week Semper Fi Fund Event

May 19, 2014

New York, NY - From May 19th through the 27th, Mercedes-Benz of Manhattan will be donating $100 to the Semper Fi Fund for every car sold during NYC's Fleet Week! If you're in the market for a Mercedes, please stop by their location while the offer is valid and support our mission at the same time! Read the rest of this entry »

A Decade of Dedication

May 16, 2014

Since 2004, the Semper Fi Fund has given more than 71,500 grants to post-9/11 service members and their families for a wide range of assistance, totaling more than $91 million. While the numbers are impressive, they’re just the smallest part of what we’ve accomplished. Read the rest of this entry »

Hugh Hewitt Memorial Day Show 2014

May 16, 2014

National - This Memorial Day weekend, nationally syndicated radio talk show host, Hugh Hewitt, will be hosting a special on the Semper Fi Fund as we celebrate a Decade of Dedication supporting our wounded, critically-ill and injured service members and their families. Hugh will be talking to our service members about their injuries, their recoveries and the assistance they've received from the Semper Fi Fund. Our President/CEO and Founder, Karen Guenther, will also be on the show with several of our staff, Read the rest of this entry »

Staff Sergeant Andy Robinson, USMC (Ret.)

May 15, 2014


FROM DAY ONE... AND FOR A LIFETIME

“Military life changes a person,” says Andy Robinson. “Combat changes a person.”

Andy, a Marine Staff Sergeant who served with the 1st Intelligence Battalion based out of Camp Pendleton in San Diego,California, was changed by combat in some of the most profound ways imaginable. He was on patrol in al-Anbar Province in Iraq on June 20, 2006, when insurgents detonated an improvised explosive device beneath his truck. Read the rest of this entry »

Sergeant Chris Fesmire, USMC (Ret.)

May 15, 2014

Born and raised in a Philadelphia suburb, Chris had just left Penn State when he decided to join the Marines. “I wanted to get out and see the world,” he said. “I wanted some excitement and adventure.”

On October 10, 2004, Chris was on security patrol in the al-Anbar Province of Iraq. It was his fourth deployment. The Humvee he was in hit an anti-tank mine and claimed both his legs. Read the rest of this entry »

HM3 Joe-Dan “Doc” Worley, USN (Ret.)

May 15, 2014

Joe-Dan enlisted in March 2003 about a year-and-a-half after getting married. He turned 22 during basic training and deployed to Fallujah in Iraq on March 1, 2004. On September 17, 2004, he stepped on an IED while running to help others in his convoy. Read the rest of this entry »

Sergeant Shurvon Phillip, USMC (Ret.)

May 15, 2014

Shurvon was finishing a patrol in his HUMVEE returning to base when it was hit by an IED in May of 2005. All were injured, but Shurvon was most serious. He suffered a broken left leg, lung blast, six broken ribs, and his jaw was broken in four places. Six days after Shurvon’s brain was deprived of oxygen resulting in his traumatic brain injury. Shurvon is now paralyzed and is unable to communicate with speech. Read the rest of this entry »

Captain Chris Ayres, USMC (Ret.)

May 15, 2014

Chris enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1995. Nearly a decadelater, in April 2004, a
rocket grenade attack in Fallujah nearly claimed his life. Shortly thereafter, at 34 years of age, he became the very first beneficiary of assistance from the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Staff Sergeant Octavio Sanchez, USMC (Ret.)

May 15, 2014

Growing up in Fontana, California (east of Los Angeles), Octavio was intrigued by service professionals such as police officers, firefighters and military.

He enlisted in August 1998 after graduating high school, and re-enlisted in 2001.

On June 16, 2005, during his first combat deployment (to Ramadi in Iraq), Octavio was trapped inside a burning vehicle following an IED blast and suffered third-degree burns over 70 percent of his body. Read the rest of this entry »

YOU CAN LEAD A MARINE TO WATER…

May 14, 2014

There are a lot of ways to help raise money for the Semper Fi Fund that we’ve posted to our fundraising page—but none of them involve kayaking 2,552 miles from one end of the Mississippi River to the other.

That’s exactly what Marine Corporal Nic Doucette is planning to do beginning May 31, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jefferson native kayaking Mississippi to aid fellow vets

May 9, 2014

The Daily Union | By Chris Welch, Union staff writer | Link to Article | Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 9:56 am | Updated: 10:15 am, Wed May 7, 2014.

JEFFERSON, WI — Jefferson native Nic Doucette soon will help his friends and fellow veterans by traveling 2,552 miles ... by kayak.

But first, he needs your help. Read the rest of this entry »