BENEFITING: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
ORGANIZER: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
I am running my very first marathon ever for Spaulding Rehabilitation hospital, where my boyfriend Matt Wetherbee spent two months kicking ass after a C3-C4 Spinal Cord Injury. Matt is currently paralyzed from the shoulders down, but he continues to keep pushing forward every day. I am running this to show him I am pushing forward for him too, and for all of the incredible patients and employees at Spaulding who have inspired me to get through the day. My goal is $6,000. Let's do this for my #wetherbeast . #BEEstrong
Spaulding Rehabilitation Network is proud to be an official BAA Charity Team for the 2017 Boston Marathon. Over the past 12 years, more than 350 runners have raised over $3.5 million directly supporting Spaulding's patients. Funds raised through the Race for Rehab program have provided advancements to patient care, education, research innovation and capital improvements. Every dollar supports our mission to improve the quality of life for persons recovering from or learning to live fully with illness, injury or disability.
This year, funds raised will support the many research initiatives within the Spaulding Network. Our research aims to improve the care we provide as well as patient outcomes in clinical areas such as spinal cord injury, brain injury, musculoskeletal and neurological disorders.
We are so thankful for the hard work and dedication of all of our runners, as well as the friends and family members who support them. Our team is comprised of former patients, family members, loyal volunteers and dedicated staff. Together, we will help our patients find their strength.
Read more about why our team members run for those who can't.