| Why Do I Run?|
It is an honor and privilege to participate as a Community Athlete to support the Semper Fi Fund for my 4th year! I run, bike & swim to raise funds and awareness for our injured and critically ill service members who have given so much in the name of freedom! I’m looking forward to an aggressive schedule in 2014 with eight sprint triathlons, my first Olympic distance triathlon, three half marathons, and of course, the Marine Corps Marathon in October…proudly displaying the Semper Fi Fund colors at each event.
Why Your Support Means So Much!
The Semper Fi Fund is a nonprofit set up to provide immediate financial support for injured and critically ill members of U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Funds may offset household requirements; or may assist with family members traveling to be with their loved one during recovery.
The basic ideal that drives their efforts is simple: as much as these American heroes have sacrificed, they deserve the best care and support available in their hour of need.
Many service members will need long-term assistance as they adjust to lives that are forever changed due to the extent of their injuries. For example, funds may offset transition living costs such as hand controls for a vehicle (approx. $2,000), building a ramp into their home (approx. $10,000), bathroom modifications (approx. $25,000), or adaptive sport equipment (approx. $2,000 - $5,000). The Semper Fi Fund relies on the generosity of people like us to support our heroes and their families during some of their most difficult days.
Something NEW! SEMPER FI FUND KIDS CAMP
Unfortunately, the stress experienced by the child of a wounded, injured or critically ill service member is sometimes overlooked. The SFF hopes to alleviate this stress by providing a week of growth through adventure where campers are matched up with motivated high school student mentors. Together they will not only build confidence through activities, but also develop tools to be successful in school and life.
How can you help? By making a Tax-deductible contribution to my efforts today. Every donation, both large and small, DOES make a difference. You have the power to make a real difference in an injured or critically ill service members life.
Thank you for supporting the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and for joining in “Serving Those Who Preserve Our Freedom!”