Surf Competition Fundraiser / October 14th



Former Navy Seal to attempt a marathon 21-mile swim from San Clemente Island to Catalina Island – PLEASE NOTE: THE BIG SWIM has been postponed due to weather concerns. Please check back here for updates.

Camp Pendleton Wounded Warriors Ocean Therapy

We are sorry to announce that Dave Loeffler’s historic swim from San Clemente Island to Catalina Island on September 17/18 has been postponed due to dangerous weather conditions. They are hoping to reschedule for the following week, but are awaiting confirmation. Please check back to confirm the swim. We will keep you updated. Thank you for your continued support of this swim in honor of disabled veterans and the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation. Any questions, please contact us at:

The Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation

The JMMF provides free of charge its unique program of Ocean Therapy to the USMC Wounded Warrior Battalion-West, Veterans from the West LA Veterans Hospital and youth from local shelter facilities for at risk kids.

Tue 25

Camp Pendleton Ocean Therapy Tues Sept. 25th

September 25 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Oct 14

The Jimmy Surf Competition Fundraiser

October 14 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Oct 20

Veterans Ocean Therapy Oct 20th

October 20 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Oct 23

Camp Pendleton Ocean Therapy Tues Oct. 23rd

October 23 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

JMMF Past & Future

It’s an exciting time at the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation! From our humble beginnings as a community-based non-profit dedicated to honoring the life and spirit of Jimmy Miller, we’ve grown into an international leader in the alternative therapy world. Thanks to the vision and leadership of Dr. Carly Rogers and countless others, our Ocean Therapy Program is recognized around the world as the de facto protocol in surf therapy.

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Lance Corporal Frank Schnitzenbaumer

Lance Corporal Frank Schnitzenbaumer Whether you are a fellow volunteer or a Master Sergeant, Lance Corporal Frank Schnitzenbaumer greets everyone with a warm smile and a solid handshake. Frank has gone above and beyond for JMMF and has assisted hundreds...

Charlotte Sabina

Even with an intense studies schedule and thriving music career, Charlotte finds the time to join us at more than 30 Ocean Therapy sessions a year. Her smile and surf stoke is visible. She is a dedicated surf instructor and loves to share her knowledge...

Arthur Jeppe

In honor of The Really Big Show this month, we are highlighting not only a volunteer but a true friend of Jimmy's.  Arthur and Jimmy met in Berkeley while attending UC Berkeley. They became fast friends, lived together and traveled around the globe....

Pierce Geisendorff

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Meet Jonathan Rodil

Jonathan credits his choice to become an Occupational Therapist on the JMMF Program. Jonathan has spent years volunteering with us at Camp Pendleton and Manhattan Beach. He has a contagious smile and a peaceful demeanor that puts our Athletes, Volunteers,...

There is no happily ever after, just happily here and now…

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When does excitement present as anxiety?

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Welcome Kevin Sousa

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Dave Loeffler’s Unprecedented Swim For Ocean Therapy

Hello All, Mike Galloway and I just talked about weather forecasts and rescheduling our swim. Seems like the small windows of lighter winds are closing down and the winds are increasing through the end of September. There are a number of moving targets we...

The Big Swim

August 23, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE BIG SWIM Former Navy Seal Attempts 21-mile Marathon Swim – San Clemente Island To Catalina Island to Raise Funds for Disabled Veterans and the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation On September 17, 2018, Dave Loeffler,...

Kidnapped by Somali pirates, Michael Scott Moore

Kidnapped by Somali pirates, journalist Michael Scott Moore spent two and half years in captivity. At times he was held on land, other times at sea. Once, when he was on a 160-foot tuna boat, he tried to escape by jumping over the side at night. "It was,...

Riding the waves to better health: Navy studies the therapeutic value of surfing.

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Donate to help wounded warriors, vets and at risk kids today


JMMF is a California 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your tax deductible donations go to improving the mental health of wounded warriors, vets and children-in-need through Ocean Therapy.

About JMMF

The JMMF provides free of charge its unique program of Ocean Therapy to the USMC Wounded Warrior Battalion-West, Veterans from the West LA Veterans Hospital and youth from local shelter facilities for at risk kids.

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