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Kayaking the Mississippi River: Source to Sea

Jun 1, 2014 - Aug 15, 2014

Helenville, WI – On June 1, Nic Doucette and Gabe Vasquez, both US Marines, will embark on a long, 2,522 mile kayaking trip from the source of the Mississippi River to the sea. Starting in Lake Itasca, Minnesota, traveling through Morgan City, Louisiana, the last community before ending in the Gulf of Mexico. You can track their progress and learn more about their adventure on Nic’s webpage and Facebook page.


Nic and Gabe are taking on this challenge to raise funds for the Semper Fi Fund and to honor the service of their fellow Marines, Sgt Gabriel Martinez and Cpl Justin Gaertner, who both were injured by an IED (improvised explosive device) in Afghanistan and were assisted by the Semper Fi Fund.

Their goal is to raise $35,000 and you can help by visiting their fundraising websites:
Kayaking the Mississippi: Source to Sea (Gabriel Vasquez)
Kayaking the Mississippi: Source to Sea for Injured Veterans (Nic Doucette)
Donations made directly to the Semper Fi Fund, in support of this event, can also be made here: https://semperfifund.org/donate/?campaign=Kayaking_Mississippi_River_Source_to_Sea

Check out this article in the Wisconsin State Journal and this on in Military Times!

The Semper Fi Fund certainly appreciates these Marines for raising funds and awareness of the needs of their fellow Service Members.


Jun 1, 2014
Aug 15, 2014