Team Semper Fi & Team America’s Fund to Honor Fallen 9/11 Firefighter Stephen Siller in Brooklyn-to-NYC 5K Event

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September 25, 2015

Post-9/11 Wounded, Critically Ill and Injured Service Members to Participate In Sept. 27 Event Supporting the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation

SEPT. 22, 2015 (NEW YORK, NY) – With the 14th anniversary of the horrors of 9/11 fresh in everyone’s minds, tens of thousands of people will be participating in a very special 5k event on September 27. Those who enter the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk will be following the same path that firefighter Stephen Siller took on that fateful day in 2001 when he parked his truck by the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and ran to the World Trade Center site with 60 pounds of gear on his back—only to give up his life while saving the lives of others. Read the rest of this entry »


September 8, 2015

Injured Service Members Overcome Physical Limitations With Help from Seasoned Pros and Experts

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (September 8, 2015) More than two dozen members of Team Semper Fi and Team America’s Fund are heading to Colorado Springs Sep. 10-12 for the first-ever Semper Fi Fund United States Olympic Committee Military Program (USOC) Multi-Sport Endurance Camp. Read the rest of this entry »


August 13, 2015

The MDRT Foundation Donates Funds in Support of Injured Service Members and Families

CAMP PENDLETON, CA (August 13, 2015) — The Semper Fi Fund ( is proud to announce that it has received a $25,000 grant from the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Foundation. Read the rest of this entry »


July 31, 2015

Service members attend first ever Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund Mountain Biking Camp in Utah

Park City, UT – Twenty injured post-9/11 veterans are going to challenge themselves and perceptions of what is possible at a mountain biking camp from August 1-5. Read the rest of this entry »


July 27, 2015

Service members attend second annual Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund Colorado Golf Clinic

Denver, CO – This week, 32 injured service members are in Englewood, Colorado for the next step in their transition home by recovering through sport. From July 27-29, the veterans are attending the second annual Team Semper Fi and Team America’s Fund Colorado golf clinic. The event is one of many programs the Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund provide to wounded, injured, and critically ill service members and their families that include direct financial assistance, emotional support, and recuperative sports programs. Read the rest of this entry »

The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation Matches Cristie Kerr’s LPGA Winnings with Almost One Million Dollar Donation!

A donation of $1 million was made to the Semper Fi Fund to match the 2014 LPGA winnings of pro golfer Cristie Kerr. Photo courtesy of the Semper Fi Fund
March 25, 2015

PHOENIX, AZ (March 19, 2015) – Last week, the Semper FI Fund received a very special gift from our dear friends and supporters, Bob and Renee Parsons: a check for nearly one million dollars, matching the 2014 LPGA Tour winnings of champion golfer Cristie Kerr! Read the rest of this entry »

6th Annual Boca Royale Semper Fi Golf Tournament Rallies Support for Injured Veterans, Unites Generations of Military Families

March 21, 2015

This month, the Boca Royale Golf and Country Club hosts the 6th Annual Semper Fi Fund Golf Tournament, a fundraising event that’s raised over half a million dollars and counting for wounded, critically ill and injured veterans. Read the rest of this entry »

BioPhotas, Inc. and the Semper Fi Fund Work Together to Provide Pain Relief to Injured Service Members

March 5, 2015

Veteran Nonprofit Provides the Celluma to Ease Pain for Injured Service Members

TUSTIN, Calif., March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- BioPhotas, Inc., an FDA registered medical device manufacturer selling light energy products that use patented photo-therapeutic technologies to treat skin, muscle and joint conditions, today announced that it has partnered with the Semper Fi Fund to provide BioPhotas' flagship product, the Celluma, to service members in need of pain management solutions. Read the rest of this entry »

Team Semper Fi and Team America’s Fund Saddle Up For Doublerafter Cattle Drive

July 11, 2014

Injured Veteran Athletes Gear Up for Cowboy-Style Adventure

RANCHESTER, WY July 11, 2014 - Next week, from July 15 to July 18, the injured veterans of Team Semper Fi (TSF) and Team America’s Fund (TAmF) are saddling up for the adventure of a lifetime: for four days and three nights, these athletes will become cowboys, driving cattle through the mountains of Wyoming for the Doublerafter Cattle Drive. Read the rest of this entry »


Bob and Renee Parsons
December 9, 2013

The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation Steps Up with More $ to Match

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Dec. 9, 2013) –The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation is raising the stakes in order to help even more injured or critically ill military service personnel by doubling the matching fund limit from $1 million, up to $2 million to the Semper Fi Fund. This means donations through December 31 will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to another million. The initial charity drive in partnership with GoDaddy, has already reached its goal for $1 million in matching funds almost one month ahead of schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

Two-time Purple Heart recipient to receive new Smart Home

July 24, 2012

FREDERICKSBURG, Virginia – Marine Corps Sergeant (Sgt) John Peck, a two-time Purple Heart recipient and quadruple amputee, will be on hand for the groundbreaking for his new Smart Home on Thursday, July 19. The Semper Fi Fund, in partnership with "Building for America's Bravest," has contributed $25,000 towards the construction of Sgt. Peck's new Smart Home. Read the rest of this entry »

SFF Kid’s Camp Comes to a Close for Children of Injured Service Members

July 13, 2012

Camp Lejeune, NC – On Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 6:00 PM, the Semper Fi Fund's Kid's Camp Campers, Mentors, Parents, and Semper Fi Fund volunteers will meet to surprise campers who have just completed a week of camp with a closing dinner aboard Camp Lejeune. The dinner provides both campers and mentors with the opportunity to reflect on the weeklong adventure that encompassed skill building, camaraderie, and a plethora of fun activities for kids. Read the rest of this entry »

Cross-Country Runner Completes 1,575 Mile Run For Injured Service Members

July 10, 2012
Retired Marine Tom Knoll Running

Tom Knoll, 79, runs to raise awareness for the Semper Fi Fund!

International Falls, MN – Tom Knoll, original Ironman and 79-year-old retired Marine, has started his 3rd and final cross-country charity run, which is set to be completed Thursday, July 12, 2012. In June, Tom began his run in New Orleans, Louisiana and followed the Mississippi river through Memphis, St. Louis, and Minneapolis. His final destination is International Falls, Minnesota, which lies along the U.S./Canada border. His total running mileage will be over 1,575 miles.

Tom has expressed that his adventure is not a race, as he will be talking to communities along his route about the Semper Fi Fund: a nonprofit whose mission is to raise funds and awareness for critically ill and injured service members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Throughout his trek, Tom intended to speak at local VFW's, Marine Corps Leagues, Rotary Clubs, and visit local military bases and events. Read the rest of this entry »

2nd Annual San Diego Soul Food Festival to Benefit Wounded Veterans

July 6, 2012

San Diego, CA – The San Diego Soul Food Festival is continuing its success from 2011 with its 2nd Annual Festival! ALIST Productions presents the 2nd Annual San Diego Soul Food Festival, Saturday, July 7th from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Qualcomm Stadium practice field located at 9449 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108. Read the rest of this entry »

71-year-old Former Marine Completes 3,000 Miles on an ElliptiGO for Wounded Veterans

June 29, 2012

San Diego, CA – Seventy-one-year-old running enthusiast and former active duty Marine, Rick Hermelin, is honoring our nation's wounded veterans by riding 3,000 miles on an outdoor cross-trainer machine called an ElliptiGO to raise awareness and funds for injured service members. All proceeds from the trek go to support the Semper Fi Fund (SFF). Rick, who has 100 marathons, 100 half-marathons, and 100 10Ks under his belt, is keeping with the "100" theme by completing the journey in just 100 days! Read the rest of this entry »