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Faneuil Hall pilates class set to help raise money for The One Fund Boston

Posted by Jeremy C. Fox  April 25, 2013 04:06 PM

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An April 6, 2013, pilates class inside the upper rotunda at Quincy Market.

Supporters of victims injured in the bombings at the Boston Marathon can contribute to The One Fund Boston while getting a tension-releasing workout this Saturday at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, its management announced Thursday.

As part of the historic marketplace’s ongoing series of pilates classes, instructor Jennifer Phelan will lead a 45-minute “We are #BostonStrong Pilates Bootcamp Fundraiser” in front of Quincy Market from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27.

Donations will be collected on site for The One Fund to help support victims of the bombings. Participants are encouraged to wear clothing that displays their love and pride for Boston.

Begun last November, a free, bi-weekly pilates class meets in the upper rotunda at Quincy Market every other Saturday, drawing nearly 100 women on average, according to a spokeswoman for the marketplace.

In the event of rain, the April 27 class will relocate to the upper rotunda.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino established The One Fund in the immediate aftermath of the bombings at the Boston Marathon than injured more than 280 and killed three. They intended the charity to be the single recipient and distribution point for the massive outpouring of financial support that emerged in the wake of the bombings.

Patrick and Menino announced Tuesday that the fund had in one week collected more than $20 million, to be distributed under the leadership of attorney Kenneth R. Feinberg, who also oversaw compensation funds for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks; the Virginia Tech shootings; and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

By Thursday afternoon, the amount raised had reached nearly $24 million.

To donate to The One Fund, visit or send a check to One Fund Boston Inc., 800 Bolyston St. #990009, Boston, MA 02199. People who may be eligible for assistance due to an injury incurred or a loved one lost in the explosions can register online at or call 855-617-3863.

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