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Mr. and Mrs. John Hurley Receive Award for Their Support of Carolinas Rehabilitation (video) - Archived

Mr. and Mrs. John “Jack” Hurley were recently presented the W. Duke Kimbrell Award for Outstanding Support of Carolinas Rehabilitation. The award was announced at the annual “Hearts for Rehab Friendraiser.”

The Hurleys have donated more than $300,000 in support of its programs and services. In 1998, the therapy pool at Carolinas Rehabilitation-Main was named in honor of the Hurleys for their philanthropic support. Additionally, gifts from the Hurleys have helped fund a clinical brain injury fellowship program at Carolinas Rehabilitation.

John Hurley suffered a stroke in 1994 and recovered at Carolinas Rehabilitation.

“We feel very grateful for what Carolinas Rehabilitation did for me,” John Hurley said. “It’s nice to have people who are anxious to work with you.”

The award was launched in 2012 to honor W. Duke Kimbrell, a retired textile executive, whose gift established the W. Duke Kimbrell Rehabilitation Research Endowment benefiting Carolinas Rehabilitation.

The following video tells the story of how charitable donations from people like Mr. Kimbrell and the Hurleys have significantly helped Carolinas Rehabilitation over the years.