Recipient of Semper Fi Fund Assistance to Throw Out First Pitch at Red Sox Game

July 4, 2010

Boston, MA – Sgt. Aaron Silton of Westford, MA was injured in Afghanistan when he was shot in the face while patrolling with the 1st Marine Division on September 28, 2009. His injuries were severe, causing him to suffer a stroke and several other complications. Sgt. Silton has required many surgeries and therapies that will continue for years to come.

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Four Swimmers to Swim “12 Miles for Marines” in Gull Lake to Benefit Semper Fi Fund

July 1, 2010

Brainerd, MN – Three Marines and the mother of a Marine from 1st Battalion, 5th Marines (1/5 Marines) complete a 12 mile relay swim of Gull Lake on Thursday July 1, 2010. Entitled “12 Miles for Marines,” this event is an official event of the Brainerd/Baxter 4th of July Celebration. The relay swim will honor the fallen and wounded Marines of the 1/5 Marines who served in Afghanistan in 2009 and strive to raise $10,000.00 for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

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2nd Annual “Miles for Marines” to Benefit Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund

June 26, 2010

Rock Hill, SC – The 2nd Annual Miles For Marines is a fun filled family event that includes a15K (Crucible) and 5K (Double-Time) trail race held in honor of all who have served with the U.S. Marine Corps. All proceeds of the event will go to benefit the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

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Brooklyn Golf Outing Benefits Military and Law Enforcement Charities

June 15, 2010

Brooklyn, NY – Once again the McKenna Glover Foundation will be hosting its 4th Annual Capt McKenna and LCpl Glover Golf Outing and Dinner at the beautiful Dyker Beach Golf Club in Brooklyn. The event is held annually to honor Captain John J. McKenna and LCpl Michael T. Glover, Brooklyn Marines who were killed while serving together in Iraq in 2006.

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Wounded Warrior Half-Marathon to Benefit The Semper Fi Fund

June 13, 2010

Las Colinas, TX – The Wounded Warrior Half-Marathon and Military Mile will be held this weekend in Los Colinas, TX to benefit the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. The course starts and finishes in beautiful downtown Las Colinas, TX at Williams Square, with much of the race taking place on the beautiful Champion Trails.

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Local 5K Run-1M Walk to Benefit Injured Servicemembers

June 1, 2010

Fawn Grove, PA - The Sgt. Michael Heede Jr. Memorial Fund will be sponsoring the 1st Annual Sgt. Michael Heede Jr. Memorial 5K Cross Country Run or 1 Mile Walk. The event will take place on May 8, 2010, at 9:00am at the Kenard-Dale High School, located at 393 Main Street, Fawn Grove, PA 17321. Proceeds will benefit the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

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“Team Semper Fi” to participate in Sea Ilse’s “Tri for Our Vets” triathlon

May 29, 2010

Sea Isle, NJ – The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund will be sending 8 team members from Team Semper Fi, this Memorial Day weekend to take part in this weekend’s Tri for Our Vets triathlon in Sea Isle. The founder of the Semper Fi Fund, Karen Guenther, will also attend.

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Semper Fi Fund Pledges $25K Grant to Homes for Our Troops During 3- Day “Build Brigade”

May 5, 2010

Fredericksburg, VA – In the spirit of their long-term relationship with Homes for Our Troops, the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund will be contributing $25K towards the cost of building a specially adapted home for Sgt. Steven Kiernan, USMC. Sgt Kiernan was severely injured May 2008, in Fallujah, Iraq. While on foot patrol, Sgt Kiernan lost both of his legs in an IED attack.

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US Paralympics Awards Semper Fi Fund with “Amazing Salute Award”

May 3, 2010

US Paralympics Amazing Salute Award

The US Paralympics has awarded the 2010 Amazing Salute Award to the Semper Fi Fund for their work with US Paralympics and Team Semper Fi.

The award was presented to Semper Fi Fund's president and founder, Karen Guenther, during the 2010 Developing Amazing Leaders Paralympic Conference, in Colorado Spring, CO.

The Amazing Salute Award is for an individual or organization that has made amazing contributions to injured military personnel. The Paralympic movement returns to its roots by recognizing those who are providing amazing services to injured members of our Armed Forces through the promotion of physical activity and healthy lifestyles.

Twenty Injured Veterans from “Team Semper Fi” to Compete in 110 mile, “2010 Face of America Bike Ride” (Bethesda, MD to Gettysburg, PA via Fredrick, MD.)

April 23, 2010

Bethesda, MD to Gettysburg, PA - Team Semper Fi is an athletic team supported by the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund sports program that is comprised of more than 150 injured Veterans Athletes from across the country. Twenty of the team’s members will be competing in this weekend’s 2010 Face of America Bike Run, a 110 mile race from Bethesda, MD to Gettysburg, MD.

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Spin Cyclist to Spin for 12 ½ Days for Injured Marines and World Record

April 9, 2010

Aurora, IL – Upon returning from a tour in Afghanistan as a law enforcement professional in support of Marines in May of 2009, George Hood, also a former Marine Corps officer, has been training diligently to break the world record for spin cycling and raise funding and awareness for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

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Boca Royale Golf Outing Benefits Military Charity, Has Special Guests

March 23, 2010

Englewood, FL – Members of the Boca Royale Golf and Country Club are hosting a golf outing and dinner event to raise the awareness of the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund  and its important mission of helping injured and critically ill Servicemembers.

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Founded by Fresno Native, Team Semper Fi Competes in Fresno Bike Run

March 4, 2010

Fresno, CA – The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund will be sending 35 team members from Team Semper Fi to take part in this weekend’s Reedley Lions Club’s 21st Annual Kings River Blossom Bike Ride.

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Semper Fi Fund Hosts "Burn Your Own Steak Night" to Raise Funds

February 11, 2010

Jacksonville, NC – The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (www.semperfifund.org) will be hosting a "Burn Your Own Steak" night at "SywanykS Scarlet and Gold Traditions" in Jacksonville, to raise awareness and funding in support of their mission of providing financial assistance to the wounded and critically ill.
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15 Athletes to Compete in the Carlsbad Marathon for Semper Fi Fund

January 21, 2010

Carlsbad, CA – The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (www.semperfifund.org) is proud to announce that it has 15 athletes competing in the 2010 Carlsbad Marathon. This special group of runners will be running as Community Athlete and members of the Semper Fi Fund’s Community Semper Fi Team.
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