2017 Marine Corps Marathon Raises Over $515,000!

The Marine Corps Marathon(MCM) is always one of the highlights of the year for the Semper Fi Fund(SFF). This year was an MCM weekend like no other! We were privileged to have Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter and actor J.W. Cortes, both Marine Corps combat veterans, along with Team Semper Fi and our community athletes represent the Fund in the MCM. Kyle ran the Marathon while J.W. took on the 10K.

Our 400Community Athletes raised over $515,000 and that amount is still climbing! The MCM fundraising requirement is $600 per runner, but these amazing runners averaged over $1,000.

Top community athlete fundraisers along with our injured service members who are part of Team Semper Fi enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Crawford Hall, Marine Corps Barracks Washington, D.C. on Friday night, while the Fund’s own Kathy Wise, Deputy, Community Sports was honored as a Marine Corps Marathon Hall of Fame Ambassador for her work. We also had 24 combat ICU nurses join our community athletes and volunteer during the MCM weekend helping to set up the Semper Fi Fund Pasta Dinner on Saturday night, and then they cheered on the runners at our water station during the race on Sunday.

Needless to say, this was a memorable weekend.  We are humbled and inspired by the athletes who choose to represent and support the Fund by raising money, year-round, for our critical mission.  And a huge shout-out to all of our staff and volunteers who came out MCM weekend.  Your dedication, time and support is unmatched! We have the BEST family!