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2024-04-24news-articleNews<p>For the 19<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;year, &ldquo;running for those who can&rsquo;t,&rdquo; the 78 members of the Spaulding&nbsp;Race for Rehab&nbsp;Team triumphantly crossed the finish line in Boston.</p>

Race for Rehab Team Crosses Finish Line and Surpasses $925,000 Fundraising

April 24,  2024

Contestants in yellow jackets posing with a Race for Rehab banner.

Boston, MA - For the 19th year, Spaulding’s Race for Rehab program had 78 teammates triumphantly cross the finish line of the 128th Boston Marathon. In addition to months of training, the Team dedicates itself to raising funds to support groundbreaking research and critical patient care programs at Spaulding. This year, the Team raised over $925,000, surpassing the initial goal that was set. As an official Boston Athletic Association charity, the Race for Rehab program encourages people of all abilities to participate in athletic endeavors in support of Spaulding’s mission. Since 2005, Spaulding’s Race for Rehab Team has raised over $7,000,000 and has grown from one member to over 1,000 alumni from across the globe.

A runner in a Race for Rehab shirt, seen from behind.“All of us at Spaulding are deeply grateful to the extraordinary people who are part of the Race for Rehab team and the profound impact their efforts make in advancing the care and science we provide. It is a remarkable achievement to complete the Boston Marathon and we are so honored the runners chose to support Spaulding’s critical mission,” said Dr. Ross Zafonte, President, Spaulding Rehabilitation.

Spaulding Race for Rehab members receive guaranteed race entries to the Boston Marathon, support from coaches, training programs and clinics as well as exclusive access to post-race areas and events, including the post-race celebration on Marathon Monday at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, steps from the finish line. For more information about the Race for Rehab charity team program and how to join, visit the Race for Rehab website.

About Spaulding Rehabilitation

A member of the Mass General Brigham Health System, Spaulding Rehabilitation includes Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, with a main campus in Charlestown the 2nd ranked in the nation for rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report, along with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cambridge, Spaulding Rehabilitation Nursing and Therapy Center Brighton, and over 25 outpatient sites throughout Eastern Massachusetts. An acclaimed teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and home to the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding is recognized as a top residency program in the U.S. in the Doximity Residency Navigator. Spaulding also was recognized by the 2023 Disability Equality Index as a “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.” For more information, visit

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