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On May 2, 2010, seven Magee Rehabilitation Hospital wheelchair athletes will be competing in the 31st Annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run.

This will be the inaugural run for the Magee Wheelchair Racing team.

Participating athletes include Eric Anderson, Lauren DeBruicker, Troy Eap, A.J. Nanayakkara, Josh Sanchez, Heather Schultz, and Jimmy Thompson

The race begins at Central HIgh School and will end ten miles later at the Philadelphia Naval Yard in South Philadelphia.

To learn more, contact AJ Nanayakkara at 215-205-3076.

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, founded in 1958, is a 96-bed specialty medical rehabilitation hospital providing physical and cognitive rehabilitation services. Magee’s flagship facility is located in Center City Philadelphia. In addition to the main campus that offers comprehensive services for spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, orthopedic replacement, amputation, pain management and work injury, Magee provides an expanding out-patient network serving the surrounding communities. In 1985, Magee’s brain injury rehabilitation program became the first in the nation to be accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Magee partnered with Jefferson Hospital to create one of the nation’s 14 federally designated centers for spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Magee has been rated one of America’s leading rehabilitation hospitals by U.S. News&World Report. Magee provides treatment to more than 5,000 individuals annually. Magee is authorized to treat wounded military personnel returning from war. Magee is not an Obligated Group Affiliate.

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