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April 20, 2013

Run for Salem family set for Monday


Leo Woolfenden has been released from Boston Children’s Hospital, according to a hospital spokesperson.

Stephen Woolfenden was being treated at Boston Medical Center, which declined to release information on his condition yesterday. On Wednesday, his condition was upgraded from “critical” to “serious.”

The Salem Five bank has established funds for both the Woolfendens and the Richard family of Dorchester. Bill Richard, a 1988 graduate of Salem High, is the father of 8-year-old Martin Richard, one of three people killed in the Boston Marathon bombings.

Donations can be sent to the Salem Five (Attn. Richard Family Fund or Woolfenden Family Fund), 201 Essex St., Salem, MA 01970.

For more information on Monday’s run, contact the New England Running Company at 978-922-8870.

Bethany Bray can be reached at and on Twitter @SalemNewsBB.


“The Woolfenden family wants to take this opportunity to thank the Boston Police and Fire, emergency response personnel, BAA staff and volunteers, and all of the runners and spectators who selflessly rushed in to help as the events of Monday’s tragedy unfolded.

“We also want to thank the city of Salem, the North Shore area, the entirety of Boston, Salem Five Bank, the Wicked Running Club, the entire international running community, and the thousands upon thousands of friends and strangers who have offered so much support and hope in this difficult time.

“The medical community and hospital staffs in this city are beyond compare and we are grateful for the excellent care provided to our loved ones.

“Our thoughts remain with the fellow victims and their families during this difficult time.

“At this time, the family would ask that the media respect our wishes for privacy as we focus on healing together and moving forward from these events.”

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