family event that includes a 15K (Crucible) and 5K (Double-Time) trail
race held in honor of all who have served with the U.S. Marine Corps.
All proceeds of the event will go to benefit the Injured Marine Semper
Fi Fund <http://www.semperfifund.org>.
For children ages 10 and under who want to participate, there will be
a 1-mile (Run for a Marine), which gives a child the opportunity to
select from a list of injured Marines currently at Walter Reed
Hospital and run a mile for them. Children's activities are also
planned such as face painting, inflatables, "Magic by Haydini" and
giveaways from local businesses. Food will be available for purchase.
The events are scheduled to begin on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 8am in
Westminster Park located off of India Hook Road in Rock Hill, SC. The
courses are both challenging and scenic, winding along the banks of
the Catawba River, as participants run the courses, we hope to remind
ourselves and others of the discipline, self sacrifice and rigorous
training that Marines endure in effort to better serve our nation and
keep us safe. Participants are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or
blanket and enjoy a day honoring our military. The day will end with a
celebration of our military with demonstrations from the Charlotte
Marine Corps Recruiting staff and JROTC Drill Team.
The Semper Fi Fund (SFF) is a non-profit organization that provides
financial assistance and quality of life solutions for Marines and
Sailors, as well as members of the Army, Air Force and Coast Guard who
have served in support of Marine forces, when they become injured in
post 9-11 combat or training operations, and their families. Our fund
provides relief for immediate financial needs that arise during
hospitalization and recovery as well as perpetuating needs such as
home modifications, customized transportation and specialized
equipment. SFF has awarded more than 20,500 financial grants totaling
more than $40,000,000.00!
The Semper Fi Fund was founded by Karen Guenther, a registered nurse
and spouse of an active duty Marine who had first-hand knowledge of
the challenges faced by wounded Marines and Sailors returning from
Iraq. She, along with a dedicated group of military spouses
established IMSFF in May of 2004.
Link to event – <http://semperfifund.org/events/upcoming/0610_milesformarines.html