Our mission is to honor our fallen brothers and raise money for the MARSOC Gold Star Families. We will do this by ruck marching with a minimum of 45lbs each from Navarre, FL back to the MARSOC compound on Stone Bay. The primary planning consideration for selecting this route in particular is to signify bringing our brothers who perished in the helicopter crash on March 10, 2015 back home. The route specifically goes through certain significant locations such as Panama City, FL where the Marine Combatant Diver Course is held, and also Beaufort, SC where Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island is located.
MC-LEF provides scholarships to the children of fallen United States Marines and Federal Law Enforcement Officers (FLEO).
Since our founding in 1995, MC-LEF has awarded over $67 million in scholarships and other humanitarian assistance, and supported over 3,700 children.
MC-LEF is sustained by a network of people who believe that the brave men and women who protect our country and our communities deserve to have their families protected as well. MC- LEF relies on the commitment of volunteers and generous donors across the country who organize events, provide financial support and recruit others to our cause.
The Live Free or Die 5000 was established to preserve the memory of Jeremy Graczyk and inspire others to live a life of meaning, everyday. All proceeds go to the JJG Live Free or Die Memorial Fund in support of the Major Jeremy J. Graczyk USMC Memorial Scholarship, awarded each year to a high-achieving student at Timberlane Regional High School.