Marathon Training Helps Military Couple

By Meagan Fitzgerald | NBC Washington | www.nbcwashington.com | Oct 23, 2015 A local couple will run the Marine Corps Marathon together Sunday. They say the training has helped them through the challenges of war. News4’s Meagan Fitzgerald reports.

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

“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…

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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.

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

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…

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In Any Clime and Place – Even Antarctica!

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…

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Community Athlete: Beth Schafer, USAF 1/2 Marathon

Beth 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.