Rehab Insights is a weekly blog written by Burke Rehabilitation professionals to offer practical information for patients, families and the community. Its goal is to educate the reader on relevant topics in rehabilitation, general health and wellness.

Burke at the White Plains St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 17, 2015

White Plains St. Patrick's Day parade
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

This past Saturday, March 14, Burke Rehabilitation Center served as the Grand Marshall of the 18th annual White Plains St. Patrick’s Day parade. Led by Donald E. Foley, Chairman of the Board of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, and his wife, Barbara Long, more than 40 Burke administrators, employees, wheelchair athletes and friends marched behind the Burke banner.

The weather called for all-day rain, but that didn't stop us! Despite the steady showers, Burke supporters came out in full force, wearing green and marching together to show their pride in Burke’s mission to ensure that every patient makes the fullest possible recovery from illness or injury.

Here are a few photos from the event. For more, follow Burke on Facebook at!

A school bus full of supporters made their way from the Burke campus to Mamaroneck Ave in White Plains, where the parade took place.

FBphoto 32 Donald E. Foley, the Chairman of the Board of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and his wife, Barbara Long, led the parade

FBphoto 29 Burke therapists and employees, with wheelchair athletes. Burke has a variety of adaptive sports and fitness programs.

FBphoto 26 What's a little rain when you can march behind the Burke banner?

FBphoto 37 A big thank you to the Burke family for representing the Hospital as we celebrate 100 incredible years!

For more about Burke's centennial, including a list of upcoming events, visit

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