Hampton Inn & Suites Bridal Expo

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January 31, 2013

Jacksonville, NC – The Hampton Inn Bridal Expo will donate 10% of its proceeds to the Semper Fi Fund. Tickets are $10 at the door and $5 by 29 MAR 2013. A few of Jacksonville's local wedding professionals will be present and will have everything a bride needs from cakes, hair & beauty, limousine serves, photographers, hotel group packages, jewelers, caterers, and more. For more information please contact Liz Lesiewicz at email or 910-347-3400

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Multi-Unit Franchising Conference

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January 31, 2013

Las Vegas, NV – This is the only event in the franchise industry that focuses on issues that are important to franchisees. Join our powerhouse roster of franchisees to gain new ideas on how to drive profitability and grow your brand(s). Over the last 10 years at the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference, our sponsors have generously supported our Silent Auction for our annual Beneficiary, The Little Rock Foundation, through their donations of gifts and cash. Our attendees have equally supported this Beneficiary through their generous donations.

This year, with your support, we are focusing on raising money for two worthy causes, The Semper Fi Fund and ,The Little Rock Foundation through our Silent Auction and cash donations.

Visit the website for more information.

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7th Annual Leatherneck 5k Run/Walk

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January 29, 2013

NAS Patuxent River, MD – The 7th Annual Leatherneck 5K Run/Walk will take place May 11 along the beautiful Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay inside the gates of NAS Patuxent River.

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You can run or walk the 5K. You do not need a valid Military ID or a Department of Defense Sticker to get onto the base.

Registration is now open for this event on Active.com or if you are on NAS Patuxent River, MD stop by the Marine Aviation Detachment Headquarters. You will also be able to register the day of the race. All runners will receive a commemorative T-shirt and medals.

Donations from the race will be given to the Semper Fi Fund.

Come out and enjoy a day with friends and family and run for the Fund!

If you have any questions please contact Captian Daniel Hagarty at 301-342-7776 or by email.

Meet America’s five quadruple amputees injured in Iraq, Afghanistan

January 29, 2013

The Semper Fi Fund is proud to support each of the injured service members discussed in this article. We are always excited to have others share with us in the successes of our servicemen and women as they travel along their very difficult roads to recovery. The Semper Fi Fund provides long-term assistance for life-long needs so that none of our injured or critically ill service members, like the five amazing men mentioned below, will ever be alone or forgotten.

American Homecomings | americanhomecomings.com | January 29, 2013

Early Easter morning in 2009, about 125 miles north of Baghdad, U.S. Army Sgt. Brendan Marrocco was riding in an armored vehicle that tripped a roadside explosive device.

The explosion blew Marrocco's arms and legs off, severed his left carotid artery and broke his nose, left eye socket and facial bones. It blew shrapnel into his face, burned his neck and face and damaged his eyesight. Read the rest of this entry »

Jacksonville Marine Corps 1/2 Marathon & Freedom 5k

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January 28, 2013

Jacksonville, FL – The 10th Annual Jacksonville Marine Corps Half Marathon and Freedom 5K will be held in Jacksonville, Florida on October 5, 2013. The city of Jacksonville has been voted one of the top ten running cities in the nation by Runner's World magazine. Volunteers from the Marine Corps community with support from the corporate and civic community will again present this prestigious event. Following in the traditions set by the internationally respected Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., Jacksonville is the home to the annual Jacksonville Marine Corps Half Marathon and Freedom 5K.

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The Semper Fi Fund is one of two main beneficiaries of the event, alongside the USO. The race registration and course include: medals to all finishers, souvenir chip timing, post-race celebration, t-shirts to all entrants, discounted hotel rates, wheelchair and prosthetic athlete awards, age group awards, and prize purses.

For race and registration information, please visit their website.

POC Bernie Mortenson: email or at 904-349-3588

Author Bill Driscoll to speak at the Servant Leadership Conference

January 28, 2013

San Diego, CA – Author and great friend of the Semper Fi Fund, Bill Driscoll, will be speaking on the last day of the Servant Leadership Institute conference. The conference runs 5th-7th of February. For more information about the conference and to register, please click here. Mr. Driscoll will also be signing his book, Peak Performance Under Pressure. The publisher has agreed to make a 10% donation to the Semper Fi Fund for every book sale that occurs through their website. Please visit the website to purchase the book.

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5th Annual Run for the Fund – 5K/10K Run/Walk; 1/2 Marathon

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January 28, 2013

Ridgecrest, CA – The 5th Annual Run for the Fund benefitting the Semper Fi Fund is here!

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In their first year the Run for the Fund saw almost 200 runners and walkers, over 20 sponsors, and raised over $8,500 for the Semper Fi Fund! The second annual run saw over 300 runners and walkers and raised over $10,000! **New this year: a 1/2 Marathon**

Last year more than 300 runners and sponsors raised more than $10,000 for our injured service members and their families! Please join them again this year as they continue their much needed support!

Thank you Ridgecrest!

Please visit the website for more information.

Carlsbad Marathon

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January 24, 2013

Carlsbad, CA – The Carlsbad Marathon will take place on January 27th, 2013.

Time: 6:00 am
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Registration Fee: FREE!
Fundraising: $300 required
Visit the website

To register to run for the Semper Fi Fund, YOU MUST contact Kathy Wise by email or 910.515.1626

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W.E. Winters Amphibious Warrior Mud Run

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January 23, 2013

Auburn, AL – On October 23rd 1983, a truck slammed into The Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. From this days tragedy we lost 220 Marines, 18 Sailors, and 3 U.S. Army soldiers. Many others were also wounded. Being that these men were Marines, it hits home to the Marine Platoon here at Auburn University, But Maj. W.E. Winter was more than a Marine, he was an Auburn Graduate. So that hits home to us all. Although he is not the only Marine to ever have given his life from our institution, we honor his dedication and steadfastness to duty along with all of our wounded veterans that currently serve, or have served, to keep our freedoms. This spring we would like to personally invite you to the 3rd Annual W.E Winter Amphibious Warrior Mud Run. If you have run with us before, let me be the first to tell you that this is an entirely new event, with a different location to allow for larger than life obstacles, mud pits large enough to sink a 747, and a little bit of space to let your Southern pride show! With all that is going on you can also be assured that every penny that we raise will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund as well as the Semper Fi Society to assist those who have given so much. So bring out the family for a day running, mud-boggin', and some great music. There will be plenty of events to keep the interest of everyone in attendance!
Semper Fidelis, and War Eagle!

Who: Auburn University NROTC Semper Fidelis Society

What: W.E. Winters Amphibious Warrior Mud Run

Where: The Great American Park, 3935 US Highway 29 North, Auburn, AL 36832

When: 6 APR 2013
0800 Recon Challenge begins
0830 Mini-MudRun begins
0900 MudRun: First wave starts Race
1930-sundown – Gates close for park

Visit the website to register
Mini-Mud Run (ages 7-12) $15, Mud run individual – $30, mud run team – $25/pp (4 person team), recon run – $30 (10-mile run, bring boots and 30lb pack), parking – $5
Registration includes packet with t-shirt & water bottle

Contact: Jacob Turk jht0007@auburn.edu 251-654-4628 or moi@auburn.edu 334-844-3431

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Proud Few Motorcycle Club Annual Fundraiser 2013

January 23, 2013
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Hughesville, MD – The Proud Few Motorcycle Club is hosting their annual fundraiser once again to benefit the Semper Fi Fund!

The fundraiser will take place on March 23, 2013 at the American Legion Jameson-Harrison Post #238 in Hughesville, MD.

For a $20 donation at the door you will get to be part of the fun that will start at 1:00 pm and continue until 10:00 pm.

There will be free food, 50/50 raffles, silent auctions, door prizes and the band Snakebite will be performing! A New Remington 870 and a USMC K-Bar are two of the items you could win!!

Please see the Proud Few Motorcycle Club website for more details.

Run for America’s Fund: The Army Marathon

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January 22, 2013

Kileen, Texas – This is a brand new event and the first ever race for the America's Fund. The Army Marathon is an event that honors our Soldiers and National Guardsmen and supports charities that are serving our service members.

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Date: April 21, 2013
Time: 7:00 am
Location: Kileen, Texas
Registration Fee: $75

We hope that you will join us in raising funds for the America's Fund!

To Register for the Army Marathon:
1. Go to the Race and Fundraise Page (you must select "Race and Fundraise")
2. Fill out the required runner information

If you have any questions about participating in the Army Marathon, please contact Kathy Wise by email or by calling 910.515.1626

LA Marathon & Marathon Relay

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January 22, 2013

Los Angeles, CA – Registration Now Open for the LA Marathon & Marathon Relay!

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Race Information:
Date: March 17, 2013
Time: 7:28 am
Location: Dodger Stadium
Registration Fee:
Marathon – $145 with code
Relay – $250 for both ($125 each)
Fundraising: $500 recommended

The LA Marathon encourages participants to "Run 4 Something" and we would encourage you to run in support of our injured and critically ill service members.

We have both relay and individual spots available. To register to run for the Semper Fi Fund, you MUST use our official registration code.

To register for the 2 Person Relay:
1. Go to the Registration Page
2. Choose "Official Charity Entries – Charity Relay – 2 Person (Invitation Code Required)"
3. Enter the Semper Fi Fund's invitation code TNE907LA56 in the box at the bottom left-hand corner of the page
4. Check "I am over 15 years old"
5. Click Continue
6. Fill out the required runner information

To register for the Marathon:
1. Go to the Registration Page
2. Choose "Official Charity Entries – LA Marathon (Invitation Code Required)"
3. Enter the Semper Fi Fund's invitation code RIS587LA73 in the box at the bottom left-hand corner of the page
4. Check "I am over 15 years old"
5. Click Continue
6. Fill out the required runner information
Once registered, please go to Crowdrise to create your fundraising page.

If you have any questions about participating in the LA Marathon, please contact Kathy Wise by email or by calling 910.515.1626

Semper Fi 5K 2013

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January 22, 2013

Washington, DC – Semper Fi 5K Run/Walk will be held on May 18, 2013 at 8:00AM at Anacostia Park in Washington, DC.

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Please come out and run or walk for this fun event and show your support for our wounded, injured, and critically ill service members and their families! Click here to see the course map. For full race details please see the Semper Fi 5K website.

All proceeds from the race will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund.

The registration rates will rise over time, so please sign up early to lock in a low registration fee and ensure your spot in this year's race!

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6th Annual Claude D. Alexander Memorial Golf Tournament

January 22, 2013

Patuxent River, MD – The 6th Annual Claude D. Alexander Memorial Golf Tournament will again be held at the beautiful Cedar Point Golf Course on Patuxent River Naval Air Station, MD on May 10, 2013.

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This annual golf tournament is held to honor the memory of Claude D. Alexander, a Viet Nam Vet, Amputee, a Peer Visitor at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a friend to many.

Registration is $100 per person or $400 per team and includes a day of golf, continental breakfast, banquet dinner, and golf prizes.

Registration will start at 8:00 am with a 9:00 shotgun start. Right after the tournament there will be an awards banquet where prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and last place; Men's & Women's longest drive; closest to the hole; and "Most Outrages Outfit".

Beer Creek Barbeque will be doing both the continental breakfast and the banquet dinner. If you are interested in a Sponsorship please download their flyer for more information.

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Scentsy by Shelby

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January 22, 2013

ONLINE – Shelby Gregg, independent Scentsy consultant has pledged to donate 100% of her profits for the entire month of February to the Semper Fi Fund. Please support her in this campaign by visiting her website and purchasing these wonderful wickless alternative to scented candles. Download the event flyer.

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