1st Annual Al Jaber Turkey Trot 5K

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November 24, 2014

Al Jaber, Kuwait - Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 363 (VMM-363) will hold its first annual Turkey Trot 5K to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Uniform of the day will be appropriate civilian PT Gear. T-Shirts will be on sale for $15, and the proceeds benefiting the Semper Fi Fund, providing immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post 9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families. Read the rest of this entry »

Send a Holiday Donation Card

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November 24, 2014

Please note: The deadline for ordering 2014 cards was December 20th and the 2014 holiday card is no longer available. Thank you for your incredible support!!

Serving those who serve us all is a great way to embrace the holiday spirit

For many people, holiday traditions include not just food and family, but also helping others. We believe that helping those who have sacrificed so much on behalf of us all is a wonderful gesture to include in your holiday celebration.

So this holiday season, please consider sending Semper Fi Fund or America's Fund holiday cards to your friends, family members, co-workers, service members you know—or anyone else on your gift list. Read the rest of this entry »

Courage Based Self-Defense FundRaiser

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November 24, 2014

Lebanon, OH - Learn self-defense tactics while giving back to our wonderful service members and their families. Next April, Mike and Debbie Gardner with the Survive Institute will be giving their fabulous "Courage Based Self-Defense" seminar. If you're in the area, sign up to learn how to protect yourself while supporting a worthy cause. All proceeds from this event will go directly back to the Semper Fi Fund. For more info, please visit www.lebanonkickboxing.com or email Mark Worley at: worley 866@gmail.com Read the rest of this entry »

‘The long trail home’ raises money for veterans

Matt Littrell (left) began his journey in May when he left from Camp Lejune in Surf City, North Carolina and headed to Camp Pendleton. Also pictured: Kristen Fuhrmann - Alex Cubit
November 24, 2014

Posted: Friday, November 21, 2014 7:32 pm | Updated: 7:43 pm, Fri Nov 21, 2014 | Alexis Cubit | Hi-Desert Star | Link to Article

YUCCA VALLEY — According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, more than 22 veterans commit suicide daily. Matt Littrell was almost one of them.

One night, he called the Veteran Affairs Crisis Line and was upset by how he was treated. Read the rest of this entry »

Courage Based Self-Defense FundRaiser

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November 20, 2014

Lebanon, OH - Learn self-defense tactics while giving back to our wonderful service members and their families. Next April, Mike and Debbie Gardner with the Survive Institute will be giving their fabulous "Courage Based Self-Defense" seminar. If you're in the area, sign up to learn how to protect yourself while supporting a worthy cause. All proceeds from this event will go directly back to the Semper Fi Fund. For more info, please visit www.lebanonkickboxing.com or email Mark Worley at: worley 866@gmail.com Read the rest of this entry »

Journey Downstream

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November 20, 2014

WISCONSIN LIFE | Journey Downstream | Aired: 11/17/201405:26 | Rating: TV-G
As a Marine serving in Afghanistan, Nic Doucette faced challenges often. But as a college student at the University of Wisconsin—Whitewater, Nic set out in search of new challenges and new ways to help others. His choice: kayaking the length of the Mississippi River to raise money for injured veterans. Read the rest of this entry »

2014 Craft and Antique Sale

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November 19, 2014

Trumbull, CT – For the 4th year, Maureen LaBoa has organized a Craft & Antique Sale to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. She will fill her house with painted furniture, folk-art Christmas ornaments, bookmarks made form books beyond repair, hand-stamped jewelry, and vintage finds. If you love the idea of finding cool and unusual objects, but hate traipsing through garage sales, stop by because Maureen has all of the good finds! Read the rest of this entry »

Founder of charity for wounded troops receives joint-service award

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November 19, 2014

Military Times | By Karen Jowers, Staff Writer | 1:19 p.m. EST November 19, 2014 | Link to Article

The president of Semper Fi Fund, a charity that provides immediate and continuing support to critically wounded, ill and injured service members and their families, has been awarded the joint-service civilian humanitarian award.

Karen Guenther received the Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award in a ceremony Nov. 17 at the Pentagon. Read the rest of this entry »

Semper Fi Fund President, CEO & Founder Karen Guenther: Distinguished Humanitarian

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November 19, 2014

The Semper Fi Fund could not be prouder to announce that our President, CEO & Founder, Karen Guenther has been named the recipient of the 2013 Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Service Award. Given just once a year, the award is a multi-service recognition presented to an individual or organization demonstrating exceptional patriotism and humanitarian concern for members of the Armed Forces or their families. Read the rest of this entry »

2014 Craft and Antique Sale

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November 18, 2014

Trumbull, CT – For the 4th year, Maureen LaBoa has organized a Craft & Antique Sale to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. She will fill her house with painted furniture, folk-art Christmas ornaments, bookmarks made form books beyond repair, hand-stamped jewelry, and vintage finds. If you love the idea of finding cool and unusual objects, but hate traipsing through garage sales, stop by because Maureen has all of the good finds! Read the rest of this entry »

25 Hours of Thunderhill 2014

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November 18, 2014

Willows, CA – For the fifth year in a row, Davidson Racing, the road racing team based out of Sparks, Nevada owned by Bob Davidson and managed by long-time NASA racer and crew chief Ron Carroll, will participate in the longest endurance car race in the world, 25 Hours of Thunderhill. Read the rest of this entry »

For Love of Country book to benefit Semper Fi Fund

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November 17, 2014

For Love of Country, a new book co-authored by Starbucks Chairman, President, and CEO Howard Schultz and award-winning Washington Post Senior Correspondent Rajiv Chandrasekaran, is a celebration of the extraordinary courage, dedication, and sacrifice of post-9/11 American veterans on the battlefield and their equally valuable contributions on the home front. The Semper Fi Fund has been named a beneficiary of donated author proceeds from the book, which will be published by Knopf on November 4th. Read the rest of this entry »

Semper Fi Fund to Deliver 9000+ Ornaments to Purple Heart Recipients this Holiday Season

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November 17, 2014

Dale City, VA November 16, 2014 – For the sixth consecutive year, the Semper Fi Fund will deliver holiday cheer to post-9/11 injured Marines who received the Purple Heart. This past weekend, a team of incredible volunteers packed up 9000 holiday ornaments at their annual Purple Heart Ornament Packing Party at the VFW Post 1503 in Dale City, VA, and prepared them for shipment to wounded Marines across the country. Read the rest of this entry »

2014 Oceanside Turkey Trot

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November 14, 2014

Oceanside, CA - Join the fun and run the Oceanside CA Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 27th - all while supporting the Semper Fi Fund!! When registering, be sure to choose the Semper Fi Fund from the school/charity list. $5 of your entry will go directly to Semper Fi Fund! Read the rest of this entry »

Festival of Trees 2014

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November 13, 2014

Carlsbad, CA - To continue the wonderful tradition of the “Festival of Trees,” we would like to invite you to join us in our efforts to support the local military families of North County. 100% of the “net” proceeds will be forwarded to The Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »