Team Special Care Raced 50+ Miles for Patient CareJanuary 3, 2024
Team Special Care is a group of individuals from our community that come together to participate in many climbs, walks, marathons, and more throughout the state of Connecticut. We did more than just cross the finish line. Runners, racers, walkers, volunteers, and donors came together to support our rehabilitation programs and spread awareness of certain disabilities/illnesses in 2023. Here’s a recap.
Tom Dore’s Run the Runway 5K
Tom Dore’s Run the Runway 5K benefited our ALS Center of Excellence again this year. Tom Dore fought a courageous battle against ALS in 2017. His friends at Connecticut Parachutists honor his legacy with this charity 5K; the funds benefit ALS Charities. Team Special Care and community members came to race, cheer, tandem skydive, and just have fun observing jump demonstrations. This event raised over $6k.
MahoneySabol 5K at the Travelers Championship
Team Special Care raced at the MahoneySabol 5K at the Travelers Championship a race that runs along fairways and greens of TPC River Highlands. The race benefitted the ALS Center of Excellence which works to enhance and maintain the quality of life of individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). This event raised just under $40k.
WTNH CT Style Host Natasha Lubczenko met with MahoneySabol Partner Michael Sabol, and Brian Savo, and ALS patient at the ALS Center of Excellence to learn about the MahoneySabol 5k, and about ALS. Watch here.
Save the Date
April 27, 2024
Eversource Hartford Marathon
Team Special Care turned our passion for running into a force for good at the 2023 Eversource Hartford Marathon. Hospital for Special Care was a Premier Level Charity Partner of the Eversource Hartford Marathon in 2023. Our marathon initiative supported adaptive sports, autism, ALS, pulmonary and spinal cord care, and other rehabilitation programs – helping rebuild lives every day! Runners and racers of all abilities joined Team Special Care for the marathon, half marathon, 5K, or marathon team relay. Supporters also volunteered, fundraised, and donated. Together we raised over $22.5k, and had 48 racers and 44 volunteers!
Special thanks to our team sponsor:
Team Special Care also came together to support other organizations and community programs at events including the following:
- ALSA’s Walk to Defeat ALS
- ALA Fight for Air Climb
- ASRC CT Walk for Autism
- Autism Speaks Connecticut Walk
- BIAC Annual Walk for Thought