BENEFITING: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
ORGANIZER: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
As many of you know, my father passed away in October, 2013 at the age of 86. Ten years prior to his passing he suffered a debilitating stroke that affected him for the rest of his life, and it was during this period of time I gained an appreciation for the great work done by rehabilitation hospitals. In his hometown of Chicago my father received fantastic care and treatment as he worked hard to recover from the deficits of his stroke.
I will run the marathon this year to honor the strength and perseverance Dad showed during his recovery. I also run to raise money for Spaulding Rehab, an institution in Boston that helps many thousands of patients every year who have suffered strokes, traumatic brain and spinal injuries, among many other ailments. I hope to raise $10,000 and would be grateful if you could help me meet this goal.