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Team Spaulding Race for Rehab

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BENEFITING: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

ORGANIZER: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

Maureen Banks

THE STORY:

Growing up in Brighton, the Boston Marathon has always held a special place in my heart.  Living along the route, I have had the opportunity to witness many incredible individuals achieve their dreams.  From the first female runner, Katherine Switzer, to the inspiring racers in wheelchairs, I have been fascinated by the motivation and drive necessary to make it to the finish line. 

 

Throughout my career as a nurse which began in the 1970s, I have been continually  inspired by the achievements of people who have found the strength to move beyond life-altering challenges and accomplish what once seemed impossible.  I recognized that just like the marathoners I saw as a girl, with the power of motivation and drive you can accomplish great things.

 

Looking at the world through the eyes of a soon to be 60 year old mother, friend, nurse, and hospital executive, I realize how fortunate I am to work for Spaulding, an organization whose mission is focused on empowering people to live their lives to the highest level of quality possible.  The people I am proud to call colleagues never accept barriers, and if a path to something better doesn’t exist, they find it.  Whether it’s a robotic exo-skeleton that enables someone to stand again or a simple adaption to a key board to give a voice to someone who thought they would never speak again, the team at Spaulding always drives themselves and their patients to accomplish great things.

 

Each year, I have enjoyed watching the incredible members of the Spaulding Race for Rehab Team and celebrating their terrific accomplishment at the finish line.  The team helps to make the world a better place.  The money raised supports every patient and family who comes to a Spaulding facility—from innovative research to subtle changes such as a refurbished family lounge which offers respite and comfort.  Each member of the Race for Rehab Team knows in their heart the greatest victory of all: to exceed their own limits to benefit others.  The culmination of seeing the runners as a young girl and working with exceptional individuals everyday has truly inspired me.  I am not an athlete, I am not a runner, but I have found the motivation and drive to train and join the Spaulding Race for Rehab Team in the 2013 Boston Marathon. 

 

While this is a big challenge for me, I know with the support of the Race for Rehab Team and a purpose as meaningful as supporting the patients, staff, and families of Spaulding, I can accomplish what once seemed impossible.  I hope you can give any amount to help me achieve my goal of $10,000 all of which goes to the programs and people of Spaulding.

 

With the support and encouragement of my family, friends and you, I know in my heart that like so many I’ve seen before, I will cross the finish line in Boston in April.  Thank you

$13,928

MONEY RAISED
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  • Bob McCall

    $100

  • Terry O'Malley

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Dotty Legere

    $25

  • Chris Wasel

    $100

  • Mighty Otis Fulton

    $100

  • Beautiful Barbara

    $1,000

  • Donoghue, Barrett & Singal

    $1,000

  • Crombie

    $100

  • Deb Daccord

    $500

  • David Lowell

    $250

  • Maria and Bob Ingala

    $100

  • Timmy Callahan

    $26

  • Mary Jo Wagner

    $100

  • Cindy Peterson

    $100

  • Elaine Silver Melia

    $100

  • Joseph Weglarz

    $250

  • Kate Beaton

    $100

  • John Albert

    $100

  • Andy & Shari

    $100

  • Stephanie Nadolny

    $100

  • John Campbell

    $100

  • Bonnie & Gordon Dean

    $100

  • Andy Levine, DBS

    $100

  • Noreen Manning and McKenzie Ridings

    $100

  • Bob Parris

    $500

  • Eric Silverman

    $131

  • Ginnie Mirisola

    $250

  • Carl and Elaine Smith

    $250

  • Natalie Wagner & Rebecca Kaiser

    $150

  • Peter Cellucci

    $250

  • NN

    $100

  • Cara Babachicos

    $200

  • Julie and Steve Voegelin

    $100

  • Don Warren

    $100

  • Jim Anzeveno

    $100

  • Marybeth

     

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Chuck and Inger-Marie

    $400

  • Cara and Jim - Dom P auction

    $240

  • Keith Beers

    $250

  • Sally

     

  • Joe Castellana

    $150

  • Susan London

    $150

  • Mary Shaughnessy

    $350

  • Marti Bloom

    $75

  • Mary Bures

    $100

  • Barbara Banks

    $100

  • Michael DiFilippo

    $100

  • Wilfred Labiosa

    $50

  • Amelia Squibb

    $50

  • Rodney Canifax

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jan & Joe McCafferty

    $100

  • Deborah Rivers

    $25

  • Jane Weingarten

    $100

  • Adam Tidcomb

    $25

  • Penny

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $525

  • Anne and Dave Marley

    $150

  • Jaclyn Hubbard

    $50

  • Mary O'Quinn

    $50

  • B2Q Associates

    $500

  • Katherine Kneeland

    $100

  • Mira

    $50

  • Christine Reilly

    $100

  • Bob and Ann Buxbaum

    $100

  • Greg O'Quinn

    $25

  • Linda Pearson

    $100

  • Russ Averna

    $100

  • Jes Stebbens

    $250

  • Perkins + Will

    $250

  • Dianne Lamb

    $100

  • Mark and Denise Yurkofsky

    $200

  • Ouchterard

    $50

  • Colleen, Tim and Rose Moran

    $100

  • Terry O'Malley

    $250

  • Martha Hunter

    $100

  • Patricia Cellucci

    $200

  • Teresa Flores

    $50

  • Rebecca Osgood, MD

    $25

  • Maureen Delehanty

     

  • Kathy Young

    $100

  • Nancy Schmidt

    $100

  • Laurie Huber

    $100

  • David

    $100

  • Michael and Liz Cellucci

    $100

  • Joanne Fucile

    $100

  • Pam Thompson

    $50

  • Mark Scheel

    $30

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Boston Marathon News on Twitter John Hancock on Facebook Go to the 2013 Boston Marathon Event Page

The Team: $180,212 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

David Storto

Amount Raised

$22,637

Fundraiser Title

Michele Leone

Amount Raised

$15,185

 

117% Raised of $13,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maureen Banks

Amount Raised

$13,928

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Rheaume

Amount Raised

$8,341

Fundraiser Title

Jeff Skeiber

Amount Raised

$7,925

 

159% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christine Brome

Amount Raised

$7,912

 

158% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Geraci

Amount Raised

$7,150

Fundraiser Title

Nikki Mansfield

Amount Raised

$6,974

 

139% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Mark Scheel

Mark Scheel

DONATION: $30

Congratulations on the months of hard work that went into training and fundraising, Maureen. Mark 5 years ago

Pam Thompson

Pam Thompson

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Joanne Fucile

Joanne Fucile

DONATION: $100

I know that you will do awesome! 5 years ago

Michael and Liz Cellucci

Michael and Liz Cellucci

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

David

David

DONATION: $100

Very proud of you - thanks for doing this in addition to everything else you do for the Spaulding Network!! 5 years ago

Laurie Huber

Laurie Huber

DONATION: $100

Inspiring, Maureen! Have a great run! 5 years ago

Nancy Schmidt

Nancy Schmidt

DONATION: $100

Congratulations on all you have already accomplished. The race will be a piece of cake! 5 years ago

Kathy Young

Kathy Young

DONATION: $100

Maureen: I could not be more proud of you for taking this on as a personal challenge and for raising funds for Spaulding's mission. I will see you at the finish line!! 5 years ago

Maureen Delehanty

Maureen Delehanty

5 years ago

Rebecca Osgood, MD

Rebecca Osgood, MD

DONATION: $25

Best to you and good luck! You are a great inspiration! 5 years ago