BENEFITING: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
ORGANIZER: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
Working as a physical therapist at Spaulding Rehab Hospital I have the opportunity to work with amazing people every day as they overcome obstacles both physical and mental. My patients have showed me the power of inner strength, perseverance and the will of the human spirit. Many years ago I made a promise to myself that one day I would run the Boston Marathon. Since that day I have completed 2 marathons and 1 half-marathon; and yet it has still been my dream to run across that finish line on Boylston Street. What sets this race apart from the others I have participated in is that this time I will be running not for myself but for every patient that has ever and will ever come through the doors of Spaulding. With every step I take in training until my last steps across the finish line, it will be their smiles, tears and strength that push me to take one more step than I think I can. So I ask you to please join me in the journey and help me to support the patients that change my life every day by donating to this amazing cause.
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 3 years, 145 members of the Race for Rehab Team raised over $1 million 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 9 years, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital has recruited more than 200 individuals, who have raised 2 million dollars in support of the hospital.
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.
Spaulding's 2014 team, the largest team in Spaulding's history, was dedicated to all those that were impacted by the tragic events of the 2013 Boston Marathon. 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.