Marilyn Olson
3 Star Marine Mom Runs for Injured Marines
  • My Goal:
  • $5,000
  • Raised So Far:
  • $990
  • # of Donations:
  • 27
$990 of $5000 goal
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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.

By day, I am a Social Services Director and 24/7, 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. On March 23, 2014, I 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. The combat boots are from The Boot Campaign and represent my appreciation for American troops; raising awareness of the challenges they face when they return home. The Boot Campaign raises money to support their transition home - See more at: http://www.bootcampaign.com/#sthash.vR5HIo9f.dpuf 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.

I fundraise for the Semper Fi Injured Marines Fund during my training and participation for various running events. My 2014 events included the Montana Warrior Run; Bloomsday in Spokane, Montana Spartan Race, and the Montana Island Challenge 15k trail run in Lewistown, MT.

I jump started 2015 in January by completing a 5k & my first full marathon all in one weekend in Tempe, Arizona! This took a great amount of training indoors due to subzero temperatures. I am now gearing up to return in the heavy category of packing 35# pack in combat boots across the desert at the 26th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March in New Mexico in March.

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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Marilyn Olson is fundraising for Semper Fi Fund Community Athletes benefiting Semper Fi Fund.

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.

By day, I am a Social Services Director and 24/7, 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. On March 23, 2014, I 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. The combat boots are from The Boot Campaign and represent my appreciation for American troops; raising awareness of the challenges they face when they return home. The Boot Campaign raises money to support their transition home - See more at: http://www.bootcampaign.com/#sthash.vR5HIo9f.dpuf 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.

I fundraise for the Semper Fi Injured Marines Fund during my training and participation for various running events. My 2014 events included the Montana Warrior Run; Bloomsday in Spokane, Montana Spartan Race, and the Montana Island Challenge 15k trail run in Lewistown, MT.

I jump started 2015 in January by completing a 5k & my first full marathon all in one weekend in Tempe, Arizona! This took a great amount of training indoors due to subzero temperatures. I am now gearing up to return in the heavy category of packing 35# pack in combat boots across the desert at the 26th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March in New Mexico in March.

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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Susan Barta
8 day(s) ago
Susan Barta donated $30.00 in memory of My Dad Robert B Young Semper Fi ..Korean War
Susan Barta
8 day(s) ago
Susan Barta donated $30.00
Lynn Olkives
25 day(s) ago
Lynn Olkives donated $40.00 in honor of Nicholas Martensen
cindy burch
54 day(s) ago
cindy burch donated $20.00
"I am donating for all my relatives who have served in the military."
Marilyn Olson
Marilyn Olson - Thank You Cindy for your donation. It means a lot to know that people from my new community are in support of what I am doing.
Feb 2, 2015 9:23 am
William Bramley
54 day(s) ago
william bramley donated $20.00
Marilyn Olson
Marilyn Olson - Thank you for supporting my cause! I hope you will share my story with others! My mission is to inspire others to be the voice...thank those who serve, honor the wounded and never forget the fallen.
Jan 31, 2015 9:50 am
Laara Zimerman
67 day(s) ago
Laara Zimerman donated $50.00
"Good luck!"
Marilyn Olson
Marilyn Olson - one of my greatest supporters love you Laara
Feb 2, 2015 9:27 am
Susan Coti
70 day(s) ago
susan coti donated $50.00 in memory of Niall Coti-Sears
Marilyn Olson
Marilyn Olson - thank you Susan. As always thinking of you. Niall is always writing on my shoulder
Feb 2, 2015 9:24 am
karyn jones
71 day(s) ago
karyn jones donated $20.00
"for all our wonderful guys and gals fighting for my freedom"
Marilyn Olson
Marilyn Olson - Thank you Karen! Love and miss you!!
Jan 15, 2015 7:30 am
Marilyn Olson
72 day(s) ago
Marilyn Olson: I am pushing to hit $1000 by this weekend for my first full. Thank you to all of my supporters! By supporting me through your donations, you are helping our injured Marines. I have seen first hand the good it does, so please keeping spreading the word!
Sharon Jones
72 day(s) ago
Sharonn Jones donated $20
"Best of Luck Marilyn!"
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The Campaign:

Semper Fi Fund Community Athletes

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

The Organization:

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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