Every day thousands of unsung heroes bring caring and compassion to the lives of millions.  Their names are never featured in the headlines, 

but our world would be a much darker place without them. -Charles Devlin

MCM Newsletter                                                                                                                   August/September 2014        
In This Issue
Top Fundraisers

2014 MCM

"Fund"raising Totals



Top Individuals  

Jeanne Dolan - $15,979

Paul Bird - $15,426

Eileen Rowan - $8,354 

Regan Brady - $7,227

Garrick Wright - $6,610


Top Teams 

Yankee Runners - $56,652

Rich and Jordan - $12,226

Yellow Ribbon Warriors - $11,364

Never Say Never - $7,528

Jersey Strong - $6,832


Keep it coming!


Fundraising numbers pulled on 10/9/2014 

 to our Sponsors!

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Runner's Mate

No Federal or Marine Corps endorsements of advertisers or sponsors is implied.
Semper Fi Fund Cover Girl
We are so excited to see this inspiring picture of Patty Haley on the cover of the MCM official program.

Letter from the Race Manager

It is hard to believe that MCM is right around the corner! 
This past weekend, many of you have completed your 18-20 mile run and are now tapering off.  Enjoy these next couple of weeks as you wind down and let your body rest so you will be strong for marathon day. 

By now, you should all have received your team shirt. Wear your team shirt with pride.  You are a part of the largest charity team in the MCM!

Our fundraising efforts are well under way, but we do still have a way to go to reach our goal of $775,000.   Together, we can crush this goal!
Please come by the EXPO, pick up your goody bag, and say hello race weekend.  As a reminder, we also have a RACE DAY TENT before and after the marathon on Charity Hill.  We hope to see you there. 

The registration for our Past Dinner (being held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott) is now open. Please register as soon as possible, and don't forget to send a picture of your training to [email protected] for the slide show.

You are the "unsung heroes" of the Semper Fi Fund. Not only are you training for a marathon, which is a huge commitment in itself, but you are also fundraising for our wounded and critically ill service members and their families. Thank you for your dedication to our mission of "serving those who preserve our freedom!"
All the best,
Elizabeth O'Connell and the 
Semper Fi Fund Race Team

Hero Story
Meet Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter

Kyle Carpenter is not only running the MCM for the second time with the Semper Fi Fund, but he is skydiving to the start!

MCM Race Information


* MCM Start Time 7:55 am
* 10K Start Time 7:55 am
* Wheel Chairs and Handcycles 7:40 am
* Health and Fitness Expo Times for packet pick up
- Thursday, October 23 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Friday, October 24 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Saturday, October 25 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
* Expo Location - The Stadium-Armory metro line is the closest to the Expo (Blue & Orange Line).   Parking is available in Lot 3 outside the Armory
* Expo booth is number 260. Expo Map.

**All packets must be picked up by runners at the Expo prior to race day. 

* Charity Hill - Join us at our race day tent before and after the marathon: a great place to meet up with family and friends.  We will also have a bag drop for our runners.

The Semper Fi Fund has been awarded the highest ratings from Watch Dog groups: A+ from CharityWatch for the second year, and we are one of only three veteran nonprofits to receive this rating the last two reports; 4 stars from Charity Navigator for five consecutive years. We maintain an extremely low overhead - 6% and we provide rapid assistance with no red tape.
Want to learn more about the Semper Fi Fund to help with your fundraising?  Here are a few helpful links. 
Quick Links
Fundraising Sample Letters
Downloadable Poster
Registration Link
Check Donation Form
Volunteers Needed
Do you have a family member
or know someone that would like to volunteer?

The Semper Fi Fund will have a water station at this year's race as well as other volunteer opportunities leading up to, and including race weekend. 
Fundraising Tip
 Give your donors something in return.

Have them sponsor a mile or two, and dedicate the distance to them by doing something while you're running. A tweet as you cross the mile marker? A pic of you when you're done? For example, if you donate at least $50 to my campaign, it buys you a spot on my running playlist. $100 buys you two spots, and I will listen to your favorite running songs at some point during the mile of your choice.
Pasta Dinner Registration 
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
 Arlington, VA 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 6:30PM to 9:00PM
***New location from last year***

Semper Fido's
 Fundraising Incentives

What you receive for your
outstanding fundraising 

$100Dry-Fit Shirt and Goody Bag
$500Headband or Sport Towel
$1,000Camelbak Water Bottle or Nike Hat
$2,500Pocket Jacket or Long Sleeve Shirt
$5,000Gym Bag
$10,000Nike Jacket
*All items are based on fundraising on your individual fundraising page.
*Items are subject to availability
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 Semper Fi Fund, and its program America's Fund, are set up to provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families, directing urgently needed resources to post 9/11 service members of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Reserves. Semper Fi Fund has been working with wounded service members since 2004, offering assistance to lessen the burden for those who need it most.  


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