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 »
Semper Fi Fund Returns to Marine Corps Marathon 900+ Strong to Raise Funds and Awareness for Injured Veterans
“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 »
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, 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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
Chris Sorich is participating in the Santa Barbara Triathlon in Santa Barbara, California. Please support his efforts by donating to his site today.
"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.
Larry 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.