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Marilyn Olson
3 Star Marine Mom to Honor Injured Marines
  • My Goal:
  • $500
  • Raised So Far:
  • $520
  • # of Donations:
  • 13
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Thanks for visiting my fundraising page for the Semper Fi Fund!   This is my way to "Support through Sport!" our injured and critically ill service members and their families.

I am the mother of three US Marines; two sons and a daughter actively serving our great nation. When they left home, I took up running; first a 5k, then 10, 12, 13.1 and a duathlon all in 2013; never running more than one 5k before that. I just finished the Bataan Memorial Death March; a 26.2 mile ruck march in combat boots with a 20lb pack in the Chihuauan desert to honor my oldest Marine's buddies WIA/KIA during OEF 2012. Those events changed me and I have since dedicated myself to being a voice; thanking those who serve, honoring our wounded and never forgetting the fallen by sharing their stories.

Goal For My 50th Birthday!! ~ I plan to fundraise for the Semper Fi Fund during my training and participation for the 2014 Marine Corps Marathon. This marathon is typically a lottery drawing to get in, but because I am a Community Athlete for the Semper Fi Injured Marines Fund, I committed to raising $500 and I can get in! The quicker I raise the money, the better chance I have!  This will be my first full distance marathon (in running shoes) and one of many other events I intend to participate in to honor our injured Marines including the Montana Warrior Run, Missoula Half Marathon, Trail Rail Run 30k and Two Bear Half Marathon.

I hope to make a difference in a millitary member's life and I need your help.  Your donations will go towards providing better support, financial aide, and help throughout their rehabiliation.  

Thank you for cheering me on and supporting my fundraising efforts, I hope you will spread the word of my fundraising onto other friends, family, and co-workers. Your donation will be helping me me give back to our Heroes whom have given so much.  The process is fast, easy and secure.

Thanks so much for your support and please don't forget to send this page to any friends you think might be interested in donating!

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The Cause

Thanks for visiting my fundraising page for the Semper Fi Fund!   This is my way to "Support through Sport!" our injured and critically ill service members and their families.

I am the mother of three US Marines; two sons and a daughter actively serving our great nation. When they left home, I took up running; first a 5k, then 10, 12, 13.1 and a duathlon all in 2013; never running more than one 5k before that. I just finished the Bataan Memorial Death March; a 26.2 mile ruck march in combat boots with a 20lb pack in the Chihuauan desert to honor my oldest Marine's buddies WIA/KIA during OEF 2012. Those events changed me and I have since dedicated myself to being a voice; thanking those who serve, honoring our wounded and never forgetting the fallen by sharing their stories.

Goal For My 50th Birthday!! ~ I plan to fundraise for the Semper Fi Fund during my training and participation for the 2014 Marine Corps Marathon. This marathon is typically a lottery drawing to get in, but because I am a Community Athlete for the Semper Fi Injured Marines Fund, I committed to raising $500 and I can get in! The quicker I raise the money, the better chance I have!  This will be my first full distance marathon (in running shoes) and one of many other events I intend to participate in to honor our injured Marines including the Montana Warrior Run, Missoula Half Marathon, Trail Rail Run 30k and Two Bear Half Marathon.

I hope to make a difference in a millitary member's life and I need your help.  Your donations will go towards providing better support, financial aide, and help throughout their rehabiliation.  

Thank you for cheering me on and supporting my fundraising efforts, I hope you will spread the word of my fundraising onto other friends, family, and co-workers. Your donation will be helping me me give back to our Heroes whom have given so much.  The process is fast, easy and secure.

Thanks so much for your support and please don't forget to send this page to any friends you think might be interested in donating!

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John Marrujo
21 day(s) ago
John Marrujo donated $20.00
Marilyn Olson
Marilyn Olson - You rock John!
Apr 2, 2014 8:08 am
sheila rasmussen
22 day(s) ago
sheila rasmussen
"You go girl!"
donated $20
Marilyn Olson
Marilyn Olson - You're awesome! Thank you Sheila!??
Apr 1, 2014 7:23 am
Amy Cotta
22 day(s) ago
Amy Cotta
"Keep kicking it girl!"
donated $20 in honor of Tyler Zych
Marilyn Olson
Marilyn Olson - You got it my friend!!
Mar 31, 2014 7:13 pm
Kate Ediger
22 day(s) ago
Kate Ediger
"In memory of Marines Cpl Kevin M Clark (KIA) & Lance Cpl Chad R Hildebrandt (KIA)."
donated $10
Marilyn Olson
Marilyn Olson - RIP Marines....thank you Kate!
Mar 31, 2014 7:14 pm
Billie Hill
22 day(s) ago
Billie Hill
"GOOD LUCK MARILYN!"
donated $25.00
Arlene Hendrick
22 day(s) ago
Arlene Hendrick
"In honor of my 3 Marine grandchildren and their awesome mother! And most of all to our military serving now and in the past, thank you!"
donated $40.00
James Waddell
22 day(s) ago
James Waddell donated $50.00
Laara Zimerman
22 day(s) ago
Laara Zimerman
"In honour of my brother James and my grandson, Zackery."
donated $75.00 in honor of James and Zackery
Susyn Wagner
23 day(s) ago
susyn Eagner donated $100
Michelle McDowell
23 day(s) ago
Michelle McDowell
"So impressed about your dedication to this cause! You are a bright light to the world!"
donated $50.00
Marilyn Olson
Marilyn Olson - Thank you Michelle! ?
Mar 30, 2014 10:30 pm
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The Campaign:

Semper Fi Fund Community Athletes Campaign

Welcome to the Semper Fi Fund Community Athletes Campaign! "Support Through Sport"

The Organization:

Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund

The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit set up to provide immediate financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. We direct urgently needed resources to post 9-11 Marines and Sailors, as well as members of the Army, Air Force or Coast Guard who serve in support of Marine forces. The Semper Fi Fund (SFF) provides relief for financial needs that arise during hospitalization and recovery as well as assistance for those with perpetuating needs.

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