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    Cross-Country “Ride for Heroes” to Benefit Injured Marines

    A team of four recumbent trike riders will peddle from Florida to California between June 10 and August 10, 2012, to raise money for, and awareness of the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (www.semperfifund.org). The route will pass through mostly small-town America, departing from St Augustine, Florida and traveling along the Gulf Coast, across the plains and deserts of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, and ending with an arrival celebration at Marine Base Camp Pendleton’s Del Mar Beach on August 10th.

    Since its inception in 2004, the nonprofit Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund has made over $62M in grants to thousands of injured and critically ill members of the U.S. armed forces and their families. They direct urgently needed resources to post 9-11 Marines and Sailors, as well as members of the Army, Air Force and Coast Guard serving in support of Marine forces. Battlefield injuries are often severe, and the road to recovery can be long and financially burdensome. The Semper Fi Fund provides both immediate financial relief for needs arising during hospitalization, and continuing assistance for perpetuating needs throughout the full recovery process. Advancements in battlefield medical treatments have saved many more lives than in past conflicts, but the increased levels of severe trauma guarantee a need for assistance long into the future. The Semper Fi Fund has been recognized with the highest ratings of both the American Institute of Philanthropy and Charity Navigator, with 95% of donations going directly to grants.

    The ride team consists of two business owners, an assistant professor of National Security Studies at the National Defense University, and a recently medically retired Marine headed to college in the fall – three generations, in all! They ride in support of the sacrifices young Americans make to this nation every day to secure our homes. They believe their efforts pale in comparison to the conditions today’s service men and women endure, and they hope to motivate all Americans in overcoming whatever obstacles life presents! To join the group for brief ride-alongs as the team enters or departs towns along their route, please contact Barb Christie.
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    6/10 – St Augustine – Green Cove Springs FL
    6/11 – Lake Butler FL
    6/12 – Lake City FL
    6/13 – Live Oak FL
    6/14 – outside Tallahassee FL
    6/15 – Sneads FL
    6/16 – Ponce de Leon FL
    6/17 – Eglin AFB FL
    6/18 – NAS Pensacola FL
    6/19 – Gulf Shores AL
    6/20 – Wade MS
    6/21 – Wiggins MS
    6/22 – Bogalusa/Franklinton LA
    6/23 – Clinton LA
    6/24 – St Francisville LA
    6/25 – Opelousas LA
    6/26 – Eunice/Kinder LA
    6/27 – Deweyville TX
    6/28 – Silsbee/Kountze TX
    6/29 – Cleveland TX
    6/30 – Navasota/College Station TX
    7/1 – Bryan-College Station TX (BBQ event @ Veterans Memorial Park)
    7/2 – Brenham/LaGrange TX
    7/3- 7/4 – Bastrop TX
    7/5 – Elgin/Taylor/Georgetown TX
    7/6 – Burnet TX
    7/7 – Fredonia TX
    7/8 – Brady/Eden TX
    7/9 – San Angelo/Goodfellow AFB TX
    7/10 – Sterling City TX
    7/11 – Big Spring TX
    7/12 – Lamesa TX
    7/13 – Seminole TX
    7/14 – Hobbs NM
    7/15 – Lovington/Tatum NM
    7/16 – Roswell NM
    7/17 – Lincoln NM (ghost town)
    7/18 – Carrizozo NM
    7/19 – San Antonio NM
    7/20 – Magdelena NM
    7/21 – Quemado NM
    7/22 – Springerville AZ
    7/23 – Show Low AZ
    7/24 – Heber-Overgaard AZ
    7/25 – Star Valley AZ
    7/26 – Pine AZ
    7/27 – Camp Verde AZ
    7/28 – Prescott Valley AZ
    7/29 – Congress/Wickenburg AZ
    7/30 – Salome AZ
    7/31-8/1 – Parker AZ
    8/2 – camp out 40 miles W of Parker AZ
    8/3 – camp out 80 miles W of Parker AZ
    8/4-8/5 – Marine Base 29 Palms CA
    8/6 – Palm Desert CA
    8/7 – Pinyon Pines CA
    8/8 – Aguanga CA
    8/9-8/10 – Camp Pendleton CA

    Semper Fi!
    All Marine! All The Time!
    ___________________

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    I wish I was along the route.
    I would love to ride along with them.

    I will donate to the " Semper Fi Fund " once again.

    Semper Fi,
    Rocky


    Semper Fidelis,
    Rocky

    All Marine, All The Time......


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