Thursday, May 10, 2012
Support Through Sport: Massanutten Mountain Trails 100
Family, Friends, and Comrades in Arms,
On May 12th, I will “Toe the Line” for the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 Mile Endurance Run http://www.vhtrc.org/mmt/ . The MMT 100 Endurance Run is a 103.7 mile long ultramarathon that takes place on trails in Virginia’s Massanutten Mountains. The MMT is a challenging 100 mile trail ultra over a demanding, rocky course in the Massanutten Mountains of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The course includes short but rugged mountain climbs that total over 16,000 feet of elevation gain. The race starts at 0400 on 12 May, you can track my race at http://www.vhtrc.org/mmtlive/ .
I am entering into my fifth year of support to Team Semper Fi Sports Program and am dedicating my time and efforts to raise awareness and funds for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund http://www.semperfifund.org/ . The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund is a non-profit organization and over the past seven years has provided more than 40,000 grants totaling over $61 million in assistance to our Nation's wounded heroes and families. This assistance helps with immediate financial needs and perpetuating needs, such as modified transportation, home modifications, and specialized equipment.
The Semper Fi Fund is committed to the good stewardship of the monies entrusted to them by the American people to provide supplemental assistance to our Marines, Sailors, and their families as they face their road to recovery. Clearly, the program is working. But our challenges are actually increasing, especially due to the level of severe trauma sustained in areas like Afghanistan and Iraq. I plan to donate 100% of the funds raised to the Semper Fi Fund in an effort to continue to move this noble mission forward.
The Semper Fi Fund is a great cause for some of America’s best Patriots; please visit my fundraising page at https://www.huffer2012.stayclassy.org/ . This donation page will be available through the end of 2012, your contribution, at any level, is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your gracious support,
God Bless and Semper Fi.
LtCol, USMC (Ret)