The Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown is approaching its goal of improving care and being able to name one of the building's floors in honor of the survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.
The hospital's "Race for Rehab" team, which ran in this year's Boston Marathon, comprised as many as 100 runners including 12 Charlestown residents, and has so far raised $725,000 toward its goal of $750,000, hospital officials said this week.
The funds are set to be used to improve care for patients at the hospital and also to name the fifth floor Comprehensive Rehabilitation Program at Spaulding in honor of the care that was provided to the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings in 2014.
Spaulding also recently marked its one-year anniversary of moving into Charlestown, having opened just 12 days after the Boston Marathon bombings and serving as a significant resource of treatment for victims recovering from the 2013 tragedy.
The following Charlestown residents ran the Boston Marathon fas part of the Race for Rehab team:
- Ali Fornash
- Adam Fornash
- Suzanna Adams
- Ali Stoll
- Karis Antokal
- David Storto
- Kate Pedersen
- Arthur Smith
- Anna Geraty
- Anne Helm
- Marci Jones
- Mara Storto
For more information about the team or to support a runner, visit www.spauldingrehab.org/raceforrehab.