The Daily News: From Amputation to Independence

By Thomas Brennan | The Daily News – Jacksonville, NC | jdnews.com | July 21, 2013 As the dust from the blast began to settle, Raymond Mackey knew his life had changed forever. “We were doing a company-sized patrol near Marjah, Afghanistan – a sweep for improvised explosive devices,” said retired Marine Sgt. Maj. Raymond…

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Ink Jam Studio Bike Ride 2013

Massachusetts – The Ink Jam Tattoo Studio Summer Bash will take place on July 21, 2013. This is a family friendly event. –$15 donation to ride –Bike run starts 10am, leaves 11:45am from Boston Harley-Davidson, 1760 Revere Beach Pkwy (Rt 16) Everett, MA –Motorcycles arrive at Maynard Rod & Gun Club 45 Old mill Rd…

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Msgt Ryan C Love benefit Motorcycle Ride

Searsport, ME – 50-mile charity motorcycle ride in honor and in memory of Msgt Ryan C Love, 17-year veteran of the USMC, hosted by Ryan’s family and friends. $20/bike, $10/passenger — 1st 100 to register are guaranteed commemorative t-shirt Raffles & auction will take place at the post-ride party! POC: Cleon Buzzell at 321-799-0855 or…

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Drive for Heroes Golf Classic 2013

Colorado Springs, Colorado – Team Semper Fi Event: The 2nd annual Drive for Heroes Golf Classic is in need of your support! We are looking for corporate sponsors and individual entries to support Team Semper Fi (TSF) and its athletes. There will be 20 injured and critically ill member of TSF attending, with whom you…

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Institute Donates $25,000 to Semper Fi Fund

The Potomac Institute donated $25,000 to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, representing proceeds from sales of “Al Gray, Marine: The Early Years.” Gen. Al Gray and author Scott Laidig were on hand to present the check with Mike Swetnam, CEO. Receiving the check were Karen Guenther, President, CEO and Founder of the Semper Fi…

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You. Are. Beautiful. – A Tribute to Warriors

Gloucester, MA – "You. Are. Beautiful." is a fine art photography project by Thi Linh Wernau. The work celebrates the human spirit and beauty in all people. She especially honors veterans and wounded veterans with her work. This event will celebrate the launch of her new book and will showcase select art from the warriors…

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CBS: Marine wife raises $101M to support troops

Karen Guenther, named the 2013 Armed Forces Insurance Marine Military Spouse of the Year, and her husband, Col. Glenn Guenther, speaks to the “CBS This Morning” co-hosts about founding the Semper Fi Fund, which has provided millions to troops and families in need. Watch the video of the interview:

Community Athlete: Bill Greneisen at Ali Six-Mile Swim Challenge

Kohala Coast, HI – Bill has been a consistent participant in notoriously hardcore races. This year he is planning on competing in the Lavaman Waikaloa in April, the Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas in May, the Ironman 70.3 Hawaii in June, Ford Ironman Coeur d'Alene also in June, Lavaman Keauhou in August, and the IRONMAN WORLD…

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Bell Ford’s Test Drive For a Patriot on 960 The Patriot

Phoenix, AZ – Hugh Hewitt & 960 The Patriot invite listeners to stop into Bell Ford to test drive a vehicle. For every vehicle test driven, Bell Ford will donate a $100 to The Semper Fi Fund. Listeners can also stop into Bell Ford to make a donation to the Semper Fi Fund.

Support & Inspire 5k Family Fun Run/Walk

The inaugural Support and Inspire 5K run sponsored by Resurgent Capital Services and the Greenville Track Club to benefit The Semper Fi Fund will take place on Saturday June 29, 2013. The race will be held along the Swamp Rabbit Trail in beautiful downtown Greenville. Details: Location: Greenville's Cleveland Park Starting and Finishing Point: First…

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