Just a few days before the race, Spaulding Rehab Hospital’s Boston Marathon team got a surprise from another Boston icon.
Dorchester native Mark Wahlberg stopped by and took photos with the team, alongside fellow Patriots’ Day cast member Michael Beach, who is originally from Roxbury.
— Spaulding Rehab (@SpauldingRehab) April 16, 2016
Wahlberg and Beach have recently been filming their Boston Marathon movie in the area. The two actors gave the 150-person crowd words of support and explained their decision to get involved with Patriots’ Day, according to WBZ.
Wahlberg will star as a Boston police officer in the film, while Beach will portray Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.
WBZ anchor Lisa Hughes emceed the event Saturday, which took place downtown at the Revere Hotel.
— Lisa Hughes (@LisaWBZ) April 16, 2016
As of Sunday, Spaulding’s “Run for Rehab” marathon team had raised more than $478,000 for the hospital.
Photos: Scenes from the 2016 Boston Marathon