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Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital was honored to have 100 runners take part in the 118th Boston Marathon as part of Spaulding's Race for Rehab team. The team was comprised of former patients, former patient's family members, Spaulding staff, community leaders, and rehabilitation advocates. The goal of the team was to $750,000 for Spaulding which was surpassed. The funds raised by the team were used to name the 5th floor Comprehensive Rehabilitation Program at Spaulding in honor of the care that was provided to the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings. Spaulding played a significant role in the response to the Boston Marathon Tragedy. From treating 33 survivors for their initial inpatient care for blast related injuries including limb loss, burns and shrapnel damage, to ongoing support through our outpatient centers Spaulding has served as a place of healing and hope for those impacted.
Since 2005 Spaulding has participated in the Boston Marathon with a team of runners, from 2009-2011 as an official charity of the Boston Athletic Association and then an official John Hancock charity beginning in 2012.
In 2005, David Storto, President of Spaulding, was the lone member of the team. Since then each year the team has continued to grow with over 100 runners as part of the 2014 team this past year. Each year, the team is comprised of former Spaulding patients and family members, Spaulding caregivers from across the Spaulding Rehab Network, members of Spaulding's Young Professionals Group, donors, and members of the community who believe in Spaulding's mission.
In total there are now over 250 of Race for Rehab alumni who have helped to raise over $2.5 million for programs and services at Spaulding. Interested in joining a future Boston Marathon Race for Rehab team? Contact Lindsay Cadigan, Assistant Director of Special Events, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-952-6881.
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