BENEFITING: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
ORGANIZER: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
Running for a Purpose: Mualla and Bilger
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital is proud to once again partner with John Hancock as part of their non-profit marathon program. In 2014, our Race for Rehab team members raised over $775,000 to support Spaulding - providing advancements to patient care, teaching, research and capital improvements. For the past 9 years, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital has recruited more than 225 individuals, who have raised 2 million dollars in support of the hospital.
I am running the Boston Marathon this year! I am running for those who are not able and for those who are no longer with us. I want to dedicate this run to two dear friends and confidants of mine who is no longer with us Bilger Duruman and Mualla Ates. I will run each mile for Mualla and Bilger.
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.