Wounded veterans raise money for Semper Fi Fund during 24-hour run in Morristown

Wounded veterans and their families are taking part in a 24-hour run to raise money for service men and women hurt in combat.

Wounded veterans and their families are taking part in a 24-hour run to raise money for service men and women hurt in combat. (6/15/13)

MORRISTOWN - Wounded veterans and their families are taking part in a 24-hour run to raise money for service men and women hurt in combat.

Starting in Morristown at 11 a.m., each participant will run for one hour with the goal of raising $50,000 for the Semper Fi Fund, a non-profit that helps injured soldiers.

The Semper Fi Fund was set up in 2004 and has given out more than $76 million to wounded veterans and their families. The organization also provides emotional support to help veteran athletes get back to competing in events.

Navy veteran Robert Donnelly lost a leg during a parachute jump two and a half years ago and credits the Semper Fi Fund for his return to the track.

So far, today’s event has raised about $40,000.

More than 850 members of the Semper Fi Fund will run in the Marine Corps Marathon held in October in and around Washington D.C.

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