Semper Fi Fund Returns to Marine Corps Marathon 900+ Strong to Raise Funds and Awareness for Injured Veterans

Read the 2014 MCM Program "Salute"
October 18, 2014

Washington, DC – On Sunday, October 26th, before most of us have even had our morning coffee, a sea of red-shirted runners and hand-cyclists will queue up for the 39th Annual Marine Corps Marathon in support of the Semper Fi Fund. For the fifth year in a row, the Semper Fi Fund will be the MCM’s largest charity partner, with over 900 runners and hand-cyclists raising funds and awareness for injured, ill and wounded service members. Read the rest of this entry »

1 Marine, 12 Races, 12 Months, 1,200 Miles

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October 17, 2014

“I didn't expect the outflowing of emotion and support as a result of my quest,” says retired Marine Captain Felicia Wilkerson. “I don't consider myself that remarkable, this is just what I do. I run.”

Felicia’s modesty aside, her quest really is quite remarkable: Her goal is to participate in one distance race each month for a full year, with an expected total distance of about 1,200 miles. She’s taking on this personal challenge—which she calls the 12for12for1200—in order to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund and Read the rest of this entry »


Paddling Practice Nic Doucette, a 2005 graduate of Jefferson High School, will be paddling 2,552 miles to raise $25,000 for the Semper Fi Fund, a nonprofit organization that helps veterans recover from catastrophic injuries in a number of ways. He will kayak the entire length of the Mississippi River this summer. He will start at Lake Itasca in Minnesota on May 31, and spend approximately two-and-a-half months paddling south until he reaches the Gulf of Mexico. Pictured above left, Doucette kayaks on the Rock River last week as he trains for his trip.
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 »

Boston Strong — “This year is the perfect time for me”

Siobhan Cooper and Paul Norden.
March 31, 2014

Boston, MA - Siobhan Cooper and her husband Ted had just returned home to Boston after a red-eye flight following a friend’s wedding. They arrived back in their apartment in the Fenway area of the city and laid down to rest at about 2:30 p.m.

Minutes later, their cell phones began buzzing and ringing with calls from concerned friends and family members asking Siobhan and Ted if they were all right. Read the rest of this entry »

In Any Clime and Place – Even Antarctica!

Lt.Col William "Wild Bill" Conner finished the 2014 Antarctica Marathon in support of the Semper Fi Fund.
March 25, 2014

We hope you’ve been reading about the incredible adventure of Lieutenant Colonel William Conner—the 40-year-old Hawaii-based Marine who raised money for the Semper Fi Fund on March 9 by running a marathon … in Antarctica.

Bill’s fundraising goal was initially $17,750, to honor the USMC being founded in 1775. He raised his goal to $53,250 (17,750 x 3) and as of this writing is just over $46,000. His other goal was to reach 239 individual donors; Read the rest of this entry »

MCM Community Athlete: $61,000—and the Two-Foot Onions are Just Getting Started!

October 25, 2013

Washington, DC - This year marks the fifth time that former Marine Mike Tomlinson will be running the Marine Corps Marathon. Once again he’ll be leading his team, the Two-Foot Onions—which has been among the top fundraisers each year they’ve competed.

Why the “Two-Foot Onions”? As Mike explains, it has nothing at all to do with gardening. Read the rest of this entry »

Community Athlete: Kevin Whisman, Ben Moore Memorial Half Marathon

August 3, 2013

Kevin Whisman Community AthleteKevin Whisman is participating in the Ben Moore Memorial Half Marathon in Annapolis, Maryland. Please help him fundraise by donating and supporting his efforts.


Community Athlete: Beth Schafer, USAF 1/2 Marathon

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July 8, 2013

Beth Shafer Community AthleteBeth Schafer participated in the USAF half Marathon and Operation One Voice Special Ops Warrior Challenge 5K in August, benefiting the Semper Fi Fund. She is gearing up to run in the Space Coast Marathon on December 1, 2013.

Please support her journey by donating to her fundraising site today.

Community Athlete Mike Guess, Disneyland Dumbo Double Dare 10k

Community Athlete Mike Guess
July 3, 2013

Mike Guess Community AthleteMike Guess is participating in the Disneyland Dumbo Double Dare 10k in Anaheim, California.  Please support his effort to help our servicemembers during their time of need and donate today.

Community Athlete: MGySgt Jonathon White, Runner Extraordinaire

July 3, 2013

MGySgt White has been a massive supporter of the Semper Fi Fund and been a great representative for several years. He has fundraised along with spread the mission of our need to support our injured servicemembers. He is taking on a list of races including

*Patrick Henry Half Marathon, August 24, 2013 in Ashland, VA
*Army 10 Miler, October 20,  2013
*New Orleans Rock-N-Roll Marathon, February 2014
*Dallas Rock-N-Roll Marathon, March 2014
*USA Rock-N-Roll Marathon, March 2014
*Historical Half Marathon, May 2014

He could use your help to continue his mission to fundraise for the fund. Please support his efforts by donating to his site today.

Community Athlete: Chris Sorich, Santa Barbara Triathlon

July 3, 2013

Chris Sorich Community AthleteChris Sorich is participating in the Santa Barbara Triathlon in Santa Barbara, California. Please support his efforts by donating to his site today.


Community Athlete: Corey Spuhler, Surf Town Triathlon

July 3, 2013

Corey Spuhler Community AthleteCorey Spuhler is participating in the Surf Town Triathlon in Imperial Beach, California. Please help him out by donating to his site today.

Community Athlete: Levi Roberts, Leadville Trail 100 Run

July 3, 2013

Levi RobertsLevi Roberts is participating in the Leadville Trail 100 Run in Hope Pass, Colorado. Please help him out by donating to his site today.

Community Athletes: Team Reaction, Steelhead 70.3

July 3, 2013

Scott McBride Team Reaction Community Athlete"Team Reaction" is comprised of Scott McBride, Kenny Lehman, Sally Sherman, Jeff Nelson, Joe Fischette, Jason Brehm, John Haggerty, Dave Kelsch, Brandon Cecil, and Mark Marafka. They are participating in the Steelhead 70.3 in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

They be participating in numerous events from New Orleans Ironman to Steelhead Ironman. If you would like to support their effort to fundraise for our servicemembers whom need assistance, please donate and support them today.

Community Athlete: Larry Thon, Baby Boomers Bicycle Ride Across America

July 3, 2013

Larry Thon Community Athlete riding across americaLarry is riding across America starting in Portland, Oregon and finishing Portland, Maine. That’s over 3,000 miles. Larry recently found out about the great mission of the Semper Fi Fund from a friend whom is prior Naval Graduate. After realizing how fabulous the funds mission was, he decided to take on the great challenge of riding from Portland to Portland.

He plans to help others realize the need of our injured servicemembers along with raise funds to help them. If you would like to help with his efforts, please donate to his campaign.