JORDAN’S RACE FOR REHAB
Jordan Smith will be running the Boston Marathon this year for those who can’t. Having been inspired by the help her friend’s grandfather received after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Jordan knew the Spaulding Race for Rehab was a cause she wanted to partake in.The Race for Rehab team supports the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network that works to improve the quality of life for anyone recovering from illness, injury or disability. Funds raised will be able to provide advancements to patient care, education, research innovation and capital improvements.
This will be Jordan’s second marathon, and she’s striving to run all 26.2 miles without walking. We believe in you Jordan! You can find her eating gnocchi in the North End prior to running and celebrating with a nice cold brew at Warren Tavern afterwards. More than well deserved!
What do you wish to gain from this experience? The experience of running as a part of Spaulding’s Race for Rehab team has been incredibly meaningful. I have met families of Spaulding patients and heard firsthand the impact that Spaulding has had on their lives. I have become friends with incredible employees at Spaulding. These employees are truly remarkable people doing amazing work to help patients recovering from traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, stroke, and neuromuscular disorders. I am so honored to be able to support this cause.
What other fundraising attempts have you made for this cause? I hosted a fundraising class at Mystryde–another small business on Hanover Street in the North End! My friends all came out to participate in a bootcamp-style workout in support of Spaulding. It was a great time! You know you have good friends when you can convince them to actually pay for someone to tell them to do squats and burpees…
Anything else we should know? My mom is the person who inspires me to run. After battling breast cancer at age 50, she trained for her first half marathon with me! She not only kicked my butt, but she ran back 0.25 miles after finishing, and ran the last part of the course with me!
We’ll be supporting Jordan… will you?!