Sunday, March 2, 2014

March Charity of the Month: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

A few weeks ago Team Tizzel kicked off it's new fundraising and awareness program: Charity of the Month. As part of this program, we will dedicate a post to a charity that we will sponsor through the month by donating Holly's training run money.

February results: Our first charity was Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute - the cardiac research arm of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago - the folks whom gave Dave his new heart valve. Bluhm got an added benefit of some January carryover funds, so our donation will be $130 PLUS another $130 corporate matching gift (you can donate too through this link).

March's Charity: 

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital - Boston, MA

Since distance running is one of this site's focus areas it's important for us to remember the events of the 2013 Boston Marathon and recognize those that helped the victims. Through Spaulding's programs they are helping people whom have suffered major injuries and have lost limbs get back to normal a normal life. Check out this 1 minute video to learn more:

Our friend Michelle is running the 2014 Boston Marathon as part of the Spaulding Team.
"Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital is proud to once again partner with John Hancock as part of their non-profit marathon program. Over the past two years, 47 members of the Race for Rehab Team raised over $300,000 to support Spaulding's Annual Fund, dedicated to providing support to the hospital's most pressing needs including: patient care, teaching, research and capital improvements. For the past 8 years, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital has successfully recruited more than 100 individuals to run the Boston Marathon in support of the hospital, and has raised almost a million dollars."

Michelle is an avid runner and cohost of The Mickey Miles Podcast.  Michelle has a very personal connection to Spaulding:

"I'm running to benefit Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, MA.  It is part of MA General and is one of the hospitals that has worked with several Boston Marathon bombing victims.  My mother was a nurse at Spaulding for 31 years. She was a teacher and mentor to other nurses and, even when she had Stage 4 cancer, insisted on nursing until she could no longer do it.  10 years ago we established a fund in her name at Spaulding. The Marlene Scribner Fund grants one nurse an all-expense-paid trip to the national nursing conference and is awarded each May during Nurses Week."
We want to help Michelle honor the patients, staff, marathon victims, and her mother by getting her over her financial goal.   There are two ways you can help out:

The first way you can help is to donate via credit card directly to her fundraising by clicking on the donate image below:

Another way to help is to buy one of these cool magnets designed by our friend Michael.  Your $10 will go directly to Michelle's funds.

Here is the link to the Etsy site: Boston Magnet

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