Semper Fi Fund Captures a Decade of Inspiring Service on Film with 10th Anniversary Video

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September 20, 2014

Camp Pendleton, CA - 2014 is a very special year for the Semper Fi Fund marking 10 Inspiring Years of Service in support of our wounded, critically-ill and injured service members. Since 2004, the Semper Fi Fund and its program, the America’s Fund has helped more than 12,300 post-9/11 service members and their families with a wide range of assistance totaling more than $96 million. To celebrate this incredible achievement, we’re proud to share ten years of memories captured on film, in a moving new 3-minute video that tells our remarkable story. Read the rest of this entry »

MRC’s Monday Night Football Benefiting the Semper Fi Fund

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September 19, 2014

San Diego, CA - MRC Smart Technology Solutions will host TWO Monday night football viewing parties at the Tilted Kilt in downtown San Diego right next to Petco Park. Come on out for fun, cash prizes, silent auction, and raffle opportunities. Read the rest of this entry »

MRC’s Monday Night Football Benefiting the Semper Fi Fund

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September 19, 2014

San Diego, CA - MRC Smart Technology Solutions will host TWO Monday night football viewing parties at the Tilted Kilt in downtown San Diego right next to Petco Park. Come on out for fun, cash prizes, silent auction, and raffle opportunities. Read the rest of this entry »

Riverton Country Club Ladies’ Charity Event to Benefit the Semper Fi Fund

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September 19, 2014

Cinnaminson, NJ - This year the Riverton Country Club women will hold their annual charity golf outing on October 2nd. The funds raised from this event will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund. This event will include a golf tournament, dinner and silent auction. Read the rest of this entry »

Washington Post: Marine wounded alongside Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter featured in new video

Marine Lance Cpls. Kyle Carpenter, and Nicholas Eufrazio, right are pictured here in Marjah, Afghanistan, during their 2010 deployment. Carpenter received the Medal of Honor for shielding Eufrazio from a grenade blast on Nov. 21, 2010. (Photo handout by the Marine Corps)
September 15, 2014

Washington Post | By Dan Lamothe | Email | Follow Dan on Twitter | September 15, 2014 | Link to Article

When President Obama presented the Medal of Honor this year to Marine Cpl. William Kyle Carpenter, he recalled the way the infantryman attempted to save his friend, Lance Cpl. Nick Eufrazio, from the devastating effects of a grenade blast on a roof in Afghanistan. Read the rest of this entry »

Staff Sergeant Courtney P., USMC (Ret.)

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September 12, 2014

Staff Sergeant Courtney "Corey" Petersen (Ret.) was injured in 2007, leaving her paralyzed from the chest down. During her month-long stay in intensive care, The Semper Fi Fund assisted Corey's husband to ensure that he had the resources needed to care for his wife.

"Sometimes you can do everything right, plan, take safety precautions, and accidents will still happen. Read the rest of this entry »

Federal and State Employees: CFC Is Here!

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September 12, 2014

The CFC—Combined Federal Campaign—is the largest and most successful workplace fundraising campaign in the world. It’s also the only authorized workplace charitable giving drive for federal and state employees.

So we want you to remember one thing: 11459. Read the rest of this entry »

The Brandywine Polo Club British Invasion

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September 11, 2014

Toughkenamon, PA – On September 14th, the British Armed Services Polo Team will compete with the Brandywine Polo Team on the grounds at The Brandywine Polo Club starting at approximately 3:00pm. Read the rest of this entry »

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Marine veteran Chris Lowe competes in pole bending at a Jinx McCain event.
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September 11, 2014

Ranch & Reata Magazine | A.J. Mangum | September 11, 2014 | Link to Article

Horsemanship offers veterans relief from the traumas of combat.

In 2002, Chris Lowe was a teenager from a small Texas town, a 19-year-old community college student with an ambition to serve his country. Following a family tradition of military service, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines. Two years later, he was in Iraq, on a combat deployment in the chaotic hotbed of Fallujah, providing security for an explosives disposal team, when an enemy mortar exploded just feet away from him. Only luck saved his life. Read the rest of this entry »

Semper Fi Fund Benefit Bike Wash

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September 9, 2014

San Clemente, CA - Do you ride? This Sunday, stop by the SC Rider Supply shop to enjoy some music, food and fun prizes/giveaways from our auction to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Free gift bags to the first 50 bikes washed. Read the rest of this entry »

4th Annual Medieval Madness Feast 2014

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September 5, 2014

Alexandria, VA – Once again, Medieval Madness "A Night of Feast and Fun!," is being held at John Strongbow's Tavern in Alexandria, VA on the evening of October 18, 2014 to raise support for the Semper Fi Fund. There will a four course feast, live comedy show and sword fighting.

Medieval Madness is the vision of three disabled Veterans who want to give back to their community with arts and history. Please join us for an evening of fun, entertainment, great food, with a little history, and all in support of the Semper Fi Fund! Read the rest of this entry »

Corporal Jose A., USMC, (Ret.)

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September 4, 2014

Born in Los Angeles and currently living in a suburb of San Diego, Marine Corporal Jose A. always wanted to join the military.

“My grandfather served in the Army,” he said. “I grew up with him talking about that, and it really interested me. As I got older, I saw that the Marine Corps was the most challenging branch, so I enlisted right out of high school.”

“I wanted to do something I could be proud of,” Jose continues. “I couldn't think of anything better than the Marine Corps: It represented honor and courage, and that's what I wanted.” Read the rest of this entry »

The Semper Fi Fund Announces New Logo for its America’s Fund Program

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September 1, 2014

Camp Pendleton, CA – The Semper Fi Fund is proud to unveil a new logo for its America’s Fund program, which provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to severely injured and critically ill post-9/11 service members and their families representing all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Read the rest of this entry »

Forty Mike Apparel

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August 29, 2014

Forty Mike Apparel - The purchase of any t-shirt from the Forty Mike Apparel catalog by disabled veteran artist, Roy van Wey, USMC (ret) will benefit the Semper Fi Fund. 100% of the profits from the sales of these selected shirts will be donate to the Fund.

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Roy's brother and veteran artist, Andy van Wey, has designated his designs to benefit the America's Fund. 100% of the profits from the sales of his t-shirts will be donated directly to Americas Fund.

For more information and to purchase, please visit the Forty Mike Apparel website http://www.fortymike.com/ or visit them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FortyMike

St. Mary’s Century 2014

August 27, 2014

Drayden, MD - The St. Mary's Century has once again selected the Semper Fi Fund to support our injured and critically ill service members and their families. This race is organized by Patuxent Velo which is a USCF (road) and NORBA (mountain) bicycle racing club located in Southern Maryland.

There will be options for riders of various abilities. Choose a traditional full century (104 miles), 68 miles, 50 miles, or 25 miles. Routes are flat to rolling, with occasional hills. All rest stops have real bathrooms (no port-a-potties) and are sponsored by local restaurants that will be well-stocked with traditional items, as well as local specialties. Whether you ride the entire 100 miles or the shorter routes, count on hospitality and friendliness. At the end of the ride enjoy the festivities and delicious food.

The rides start from Dennis Point Marina located at 46555 Dennis Point Road, Drayden MD, 20630. Registration and packet pickup is from 7:00-9:00 am and century riders are required to start no later then 9:00 am.

For registration and information, please visit their website.