Tuesday, March 4, 2014
One Month From Today - Singing Boston Strong at Boston University
On 4/4/14 we will be rocking Boston University for Greg Gordon's Boston Marathon Fund Raiser: An Evening of A Cappella to Benefit Spaulding Rehab.
My friendship with Greg dates back to when we ran together on the 2009 Race for Rehab Team:
I ran his inaugural Brookline Symphony Orchestra 5K Fun Run and Walk in 2011 and we were reunited with our fellow team mate, TK:
Greg and I were together in the Mandarin on 4/15th as we were waiting for TK and other Race for Rehab members to come down Boylston Street.
Everyone was shaken to the core by the events of 4/15/13 when lives were forever changed. Many of the bombing survivors were treated at Spaulding Rehab Hospital.
As Boston and the world count down the days until the start of the 2014 Boston Marathon, we are counting down the days until Singing Boston Strong: An Evening of A Cappella to Benefit Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Boston University's Jacob Sleeper Auditorium
871 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
Hosted by Boston University's Premier all female a cappella group, Terpsichore
Featuring performances by:
BU Dear Abbeys
Tufts Jackson Jills
Bostonality, a post collegiate a cappella group
Minimum suggested donation is $10. Read Greg's inspiring and moving story as to why he is running Boston 2014, and make your donation to Greg Gordon's fund raising page. In the comments write "a cappella". We will have your tickets ready at the "will call" table.
From Greg's fund raising page:
"I’m running the 2014 Boston Marathon as a member of the Spaulding Rehab team!
The 2014 Marathon will surely be an emotional and history-making event in Boston. Spaulding's brand new facility in the Charlestown opened just two weeks after the bombings. The majority of those injured spent time at Spaulding as they recovered from their injuries. Spaulding’s mantra, “Find Your Strength”, has never been more appropriate, as Spaulding was there to help the survivors find their strength, and will be there for every patient who needs them in the future.
On a personal note, running this race this year for Spaulding is particularly important. I was at the Marathon last year and witnessed what took place. I know first-hand the importance of Spaulding’s work, as my younger sister suffered a traumatic brain injury six years ago. I know the value of a comprehensive rehab program and how it can affect a patient’s outcome.
I’m proud to represent Spaulding and look forward to running down Boylston Street on Patriot’s Day (hopefully in front of my friend Terry Kelly).
I would like to ask you to please support my run and make a donation to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. My goal is to raise $7,500 for Spaulding by April 21st.
Thank you very much for your support.