2015 Army Ten-Miler

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March 18, 2015

Washington, DC - Now in its 30th year, the Army Ten-Miler (ATM) is held each October in Washington, DC and the Semper Fi Fund and our America's Fund Program are proud to be a part of their 2015 Military Community Partners. Runners will be able to choose to fundraise for the Semper Fi Fund and our America's Fund Program! Read the rest of this entry »

Felicia Wilkerson: “Retired from the Corps But Not Done Serving”

Felicia Wilkerson Continues to Serve Others By Running
March 9, 2015

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Felicia Wilkerson is a Marine Corps veteran that is no longer serving our country in an active duty role, but that doesn’t mean that she’s done serving. Read the rest of this entry »

2015 TCS New York City Marathon!

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March 5, 2015

New York, NY - The Semper Fi Fund is thrilled to announce that, once again, we have been chosen as a charity partner for the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon! Join our team for this exclusive race and run for our injured and critically ill service members. Read the rest of this entry »

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

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February 19, 2015

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 »

12 races, 12 months, 1,200 miles | Marine veteran proves docs wrong, comes back from injuries

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January 12, 2015

PT 365 Military Times | January 8, 2015 | By Sara Davidson | Link to Article
Retired Maj. Felicia Wilkerson isn’t done.

In January 2010, the former Marine Corps helicopter pilot suffered massive blood loss after an emergency C-section surgery. Many surgeries later, she now has severe nerve, muscle and tissue damage to her abdomen, undissolved abdominal mesh and other problems. Read the rest of this entry »

Cooper River Bridge Run 2015

Semper Fi Fund Supporter - 2011 Cooper River Bridge Run
January 9, 2015

Charleston, SC – The Cooper River Bridge Run is a world-class 10-K in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. The Semper Fi Fund is excited about participating again this year and we would love to have you join our team! Read the rest of this entry »

Semper Fi Fund – Run The Bridge

Please help spread the word! Check out the Run the Bridge poster and feel free to print it up and post it for others to see!
December 11, 2014

Jacksonville, NC - Be a part of a unique race event coming to Jacksonville, NC on April 11, 2015. Our event will highlight the beauty of the City of Jacksonville, the commitment the military community and local community have to working together, and the determination and optimism of local athletes. Read the rest of this entry »

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

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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 »

Run the Big Sur International Marathon for the Semper Fi Fund!

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September 29, 2014

Big Sur, CA - The Big Sur International Marathon on April 26th, 2015 is SOLD OUT -but you can still run it for the Semper Fi Fund!! Read the rest of this entry »

YOU CAN LEAD A MARINE TO WATER…

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”

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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

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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.