The Team starts and finishes together on a humbling mission - remembering those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Not only does this raise money for a charitable organization but it has a huge visual impact as the entire group ruck their way to DC with Colors and guidons unfolded. Hundreds of people will ask where they are going and why. At that moment, if not already aware of the true Memorial weekend meaning, they receive a humbling education and walk away cheering the cause.
Each year the event organizers support a different wounded warrior charity organization. This year, the charity is the Semper FiFund. The Semper Fi Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and its program are set up to provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. They urgently need resources to post 9/11 service members from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Elfs, Coast Guard, and Reserves. They provide financial, emotional, and tiered support for our injured/ill service members and their families through the following programs: Family Support, Adaptive Housing, Adaptive Transportation, Specialized Equipment, Education and Career Transitioning, Rehabilitative Sports programs, and more. This charity only has a 6% overhead, 94% of contributions go directly to Vets, and they have an A+ rating.