2nd Annual Rock Hill ‘Miles for Marines’ to Benefit Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund

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Rock Hill, SC – The 2nd Annual Miles For Marines is a fun filled 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 .

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.

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