If you made it here, you already know – I’m running the Boston Marathon! Thank you for visiting my fundraising page.
Working at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital has been an experience that has changed me for the better. There are countless patients whose stories have touched me over the years. People who never thought they would need a rehabilitation facility, people who were lucky that Spaulding was there for them. You can view some great videos of our patient stories by visiting http://www.spauldingnetwork.org/about/videos/default.aspx.
2012 will be my fifth year coordinating Spaulding’s Race for Rehab Boston Marathon Team. Watching the pride on the runners’ faces as they cross the finish line, in honor of their own recovery, or in honor of a loved one’s, has inspired me to join the team. The compassionate caregivers at Spaulding, like my sister Rachel, help our patients to Find Their Strength after devastating injury or illness. I figure if our patients can work so hard toward their goals, I certainly can Find the Strength to train for and run this historic 26.2 mile “jog” from Hopkinton to Boston.
Thank you for considering making a donation. Your tax-deductible gift will support Spaulding’s patients and research, and will also help build a state-of-the-art new facility in the Charlestown Navy Yard.
No amount is too small (or too big for that matter!) Below are some suggested donation amounts that correspond to a certain amount per mile.
$26.20 ($1 per mile)
$54.40 ($2 per mile)
$78.60 ($3 per mile)
$104.80 ($4 per mile)
$131 ($5 per mile)
$262 ($10 per mile)
Thanks in advance and I hope to see many familiar faces on Marathon Monday! I will need you all to help get me through this!