BENEFITING: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
ORGANIZER: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014
EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014
I’m running the 2014 Boston Marathon as a member of the Spaulding Rehab team!
The 2014 Marathon will surely be an emotional and history-making event in Boston. Spaulding's brand new facility in the Charlestown opened just two weeks after the bombings. The majority of those injured spent time at Spaulding as they recovered from their injuries. Spaulding’s mantra, “Find Your Strength”, has never been more appropriate, as Spaulding was there to help the survivors find their strength, and will be there for every patient who needs them in the future.
On a personal note, running this race this year for Spaulding is particularly important. I was at the Marathon last year and witnessed what took place. I know first-hand the importance of Spaulding’s work, as my younger sister suffered a traumatic brain injury six years ago. I know the value of a comprehensive rehab program and how it can affect a patient’s outcome.
I’m proud to represent Spaulding and look forward to running down Boylston Street on Patriot’s Day (hopefully in front of my friend Terry Kelly).
I would like to ask you to please support my run and make a donation to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. My goal is to raise $7,500 for Spaulding by April 21st.
Thank you very much for your support.
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital wrote -
Running for a Purpose: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital is proud to once again partner with John Hancock as part of their non-profit marathon program. Over the past two years, 47 members of the Race for Rehab Team raised over $300,000 to support Spaulding's Annual Fund, dedicated to providing support to the hospital's most pressing needs including: patient care, teaching, research and capital improvements. For the past 8 years, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital has successfully recruited more than 100 individuals to run the Boston Marathon in support of the hospital, and has raised almost a million dollars.
We are so thankful for the hard work and dedication of all of our runners, as well as the friends and family members who support them.
The 2014 marathon will surely be an emotional and history-making event in Boston. Spaulding's 2014 team will be dedicated to all those that were impacted by the tragic events.
Spaulding’s new facility in the Charlestown Navy Yard opened two weeks following the Marathon bombing serving 32 inpatients, including 15 who endured amputations and would need to learn how to walk on prosthetic limbs. Spaulding’s mantra, Find Your Strength, has never been more appropriate. Spaulding was there to help the survivors find their strength, and will be there for every patient who needs us in the future.