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Forever changed by bombings, couple remains “Boston Strong”

CBS Evening News | Don Dahler | APRIL 15, 2015, 8:26 PM | Link to Article and Video

BOSTON -- On April 15, 2013, Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes had been married seven months when they stopped to watch the Boston Marathon. Their lives were changed forever by the homemade bombs that exploded at the finish line. Read the rest of this entry »

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Team Semper Fi and Team America’s Fund take part in the BPMS150

The Semper Fi Fund is proud to partner with BP America to send 15 Team Semper Fi and Team America’s Fund athletes to ride alongside Team BP in the BP MS 150, April 18-19, 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

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Battle Brothers Reunited by The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation at the 2015 Celebrity Fight Night

On November 26, 2010, United States Marines Sergeant Gabriel Martinez and Corporal Justin Gaertner saw their lives irrevocably altered in a split-second, a moment that would forge a life-long bond. Today, for the first time in four years, the friends had a chance to reunite, thanks to The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation and Celebrity Fight Night. Here is their story. Read the rest of this entry »

A donation of $1 million was made to the Semper Fi Fund to match the 2014 LPGA winnings of pro golfer Cristie Kerr. Photo courtesy of the Semper Fi Fund

The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation Matches Cristie Kerr’s LPGA Winnings with Almost One Million Dollar Donation!

PHOENIX, AZ (March 19, 2015) – Last week, the Semper FI Fund received a very special gift from our dear friends and supporters, Bob and Renee Parsons: a check for nearly one million dollars, matching the 2014 LPGA Tour winnings of champion golfer Cristie Kerr! Read the rest of this entry »

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6th Annual Boca Royale Semper Fi Golf Tournament Rallies Support for Injured Veterans, Unites Generations of Military Families

This month, the Boca Royale Golf and Country Club hosts the 6th Annual Semper Fi Fund Golf Tournament, a fundraising event that’s raised over half a million dollars and counting for wounded, critically ill and injured veterans. Read the rest of this entry »

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Staff Sergeant Mark Zambon: “I am fiercely proud of my sacrifice.”

I had my digging knife with me,” says Staff Sgt Mark Zambon, recalling July 5, 2012, the day he reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. “I got to the top of the mountain, found an isolated spot on the rim of the volcano crater and dug a hole. The last time the knife hit dirt before that was Afghanistan soil.Read the rest of this entry »

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Team Semper Fi’s Injured Veterans Finish Strong at Marine Corps Trials

Injured Athletes Go for the Gold Building Confidence and Life-Long Bonds

For the fifth consecutive year, the injured veteran athletes of Team Semper Fi returned to compete for a coveted slot in the Warrior Games at the WWR Warrior Games Marine Corps Trials (MCT). Read the rest of this entry »

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On Your Mark … Get Set … Register for the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon!

Washington, DC - Registration is now open for the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon, to be held October 25 in Washington, DC. Here are 10 reasons why YOU need to register as a marathoner or a volunteer today and join our 2015 Semper Fi Fund Marine Corps Marathon Team: Read the rest of this entry »

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Semper Fi Fund Crosses $100 Million Milestone Mark In Assistance to Wounded Veterans

Over 13,000 Injured Service Members and Families Assisted by Veteran Nonprofit

QUANTICO, VA - The Semper Fi Fund is proud to announce a major milestone and incredible achievement: closing out its 10th anniversary year, the veteran nonprofit has now given out a total of over $100 million in assistance to wounded, critically ill and injured service members and their families. What’s more, the Semper Fi Fund has done so while maintaining an overhead of just 6%; meaning almost every cent they bring in goes directly to those who need and deserve it most. Read the rest of this entry »

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“… and Their Families.”

“Our jobs are hard,” says Vickki, whose husband enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1982 and became a double amputee in 2009 after being wounded in Afghanistan. “You’re going through a horrendous time to begin with, everything is uprooted, you never know what’s going to happen next. You’re so concentrated on your spouse’s care, so much gets forgotten—the house, the bills. The caregiver is the one juggling all these things. It’s constant. You’re a caregiver 24/7, but we wouldn't give it up for the world. Sure, I'd like to have a different life, but this is my life.” Read the rest of this entry »

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You Did It Again: Your $6 Million Has Become $12 Million!

Wow! What a way to start the New Year!

$12 Million for our wounded, critically ill, and injured service members and their families. The lives that will be touched by this brings goosebumps to our team!! Read the rest of this entry »

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Happy 10th Anniversary Semper Fi Fund!!

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See our own BJ Ganem on the David Letterman Show!

For more information click here or the picture below to watch the video: B.J. Ganem on David Letterman