2nd Annual Red, White, & Silkies Virtual 5K

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June 3, 2015

2nd Annual Red, White, & Silkies Virtual 5k sponsored by SILKIES to support Team Merica...Semper Run raise funds for the Marine Corps Marathon!

Team Merica...Semper Run was founded in 2014 as a fundraising team to raise funds, awareness and support for our nations injured, critically-ill and wounded service members and their families. Team Merica...Semper Run raises funds in support of the Semper Fi Fund and America's Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

5th Annual Helping Our Heroes Golf Tournament

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June 2, 2015

Dallas, TX - Helping Our Heroes Foundation is a grass roots organization founded in 2011. The vision is to help those that serve so that we can continue to enjoy the freedoms of living in the greatest country on Earth. These Heroes may come from the Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and National Guard or from our Local Police, Firemen and First Responders. Read the rest of this entry »

5th Annual Helping Our Heroes Dinner

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June 2, 2015

Dallas, TX - Helping Our Heroes Foundation is a grass roots organization founded in 2011. The vision is to help those that serve so that we can continue to enjoy the freedoms of living in the greatest country on Earth. These Heroes may come from the Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and National Guard or from our Local Police, Firemen and First Responders. Read the rest of this entry »

11th Annual General James T. Conway Golf Outing

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June 2, 2015

Thank you for 11 years of amazing support!

St. Albans, MO – The Missouri Friends of Injured Marines will host their 11th annual charity golf tournament with proceeds to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. The tournament will be held at The Country Club of St. Albans in St. Albans, Missouri, on August 30, 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Iraq war veteran forms bond with Boston bombing victim

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June 1, 2015

CBS News | MAY 25, 2015, 12:25 PM | Link to Video

After Patrick Downes lost his leg in the Boston Marathon bombing, he received help from BJ Ganem, a veteran of the Iraq war. Ganem, an amputee himself, helped Downes adjust to life with a prosthetic. CBS News correspondent Don Dahler spoke with both men about the bond they've formed. Read the rest of this entry »

Double Amputee Starts 52-Day Cross-Country Fundraising Journey to Arlington on Bike

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June 1, 2015

NBC-7 San Diego | By Samantha Tatro | Published at 1:55 PM PDT on Jun 1, 2015 | Updated at 10:53 AM PDT on Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015 | Link to Coverage

A San Diego-area veteran who lost both of his legs while fighting in Afghanistan is hand-cycling to Arlington, Virginia, on a 52-day journey to raise money for charity.
Toran Gaal, of Escondido, started his journey Monday in downtown San Diego for his Ride Across America. Read the rest of this entry »

Former Marine Officer Breaks World Record Plank to Benefit Semper Fi Fund

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June 1, 2015

George Hood, 57, spent a total of five hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds in the abdominal plank position on Saturday in Oceanside
NBC San Diego | By Monica Garske | Published at 6:30 PM PDT on May 30, 2015 | Updated at 12:37 PM PDT on Sunday, May 31, 2015 | Link to story | Follow us: @nbcsandiego on Twitter | NBCSanDiego on Facebook Read the rest of this entry »

24 Hours of LeMons Race – The B.F.E. Group – Blue Falcon Pledge

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May 28, 2015

Deer Trail, CO - This is a 2 day long endurance track race, self-described as "Endurance racing for $500 cars. It's not just an oxymoron; it's a breeding ground for morons. It's where Pintos and Maseratis battle to lap a Le Car. It's where first-timers dice with Nomex-soiling pros." The Blue Falcon Racing Team of 4-6 people will take on this fun-loving challenge and race all day Saturday and Sunday for a total of 18 hours. You can pledge a dollar amount per lap on the bluefalconracing.com website, and help them support our mission. All donations and pledges will go to the Semper Fi Fund! Read the rest of this entry »

Getting to the real meaning of Memorial Day

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May 26, 2015

Blog by Kristine Schellhaas | May 22, 2014 | Link to Post

It’s May – Military Appreciation Month – and Memorial Day is upon us. There’s no doubt in my mind that these two events coincide in the same month because of the continued sacrifices made by our service members and the families of our service members. Read the rest of this entry »

Semper Fi Fund Caregiver’s Retreat

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May 21, 2015

Ramblings of a Marine Wife | May 20, 2015 | By Kara | Link to Story

This past weekend, I attended a retreat for caregivers of wounded warriors, organized by the Semper Fi Fund and the America’s Fund. I honestly didn’t feel like I was entitled to go, but the husband’s case manager insisted I should. The weekend was all about relaxing our minds and bodies. There was about 33 of us, mostly wives, but a few moms as well. I had a previously met a few girls, but overall, I really didn’t know anyone. Read the rest of this entry »

The People’s Plank

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May 20, 2015

Oceanside, CA - George Hood is a former Marine, retired DEA agent, ultra athlete and 7x World Record holder. George will be competing at the Oceanside Amphitheater to break and set a new World Record for the longest held Plank position. (The current record is 4 hours and 26 min)

Donations received from the day event will be donated to the SFF and you can go to George's Go Fund Me page to donate in support of his efforts. Read the rest of this entry »

10th Annual Friends Fighting Cancer Charity Golf Classic

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May 18, 2015

Windham, NH – Friends Fighting Cancer will hold their 10th Annual Friends Fighting Cancer Charity Golf Classic on September 11, 2015 at the beautiful Windham Country Club in Winham, NH. Their golf outing and luncheon will raise money for the Semper Fi Fund and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Read the rest of this entry »

Carlee’s Bar and Grill Veterans Fundraiser

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May 18, 2015

Pewaukee, WI – On Saturday, June 13th, Carlee's Bar and Grill will host a fundraiser for the Semper Fi Fund. This outdoor event will include food, refreshments, 50/50 raffles and a silent auction. Live music will be provided but Pewaukee's very own "1 PING ONLY". To make a donation, please visit their donation page. Read the rest of this entry »

Hugh Hewitt Memorial Day Show 2015

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May 13, 2015

Dear Semper Fi Fund Family and Friends,

Monday is Memorial Day, a time when we come together as a country to remember the men and women of the armed forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of us all.

It’s a day on which our nation experiences a great many emotions. We cry for those we have lost, and we make it a point to spend some time with those we love and to appreciate our military. We think about those who currently serve around the world, and we ache to help those who have been so deeply wounded as part of their service. Read the rest of this entry »

Helping Heroes – A Concert to Benefit the Semper Fi Fund

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May 13, 2015

San Diego, CA – Come join us for a great night of local metal, alternative and hard rock bands at Legend Records. This will be a 21 and older show and the cost will be $10 at the door. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »