Bel Air’s Massage Envy helped raise more than $29,000 in one day to help fight breast cancer


You might remember reading here how the Bel Air Massage Envy clinic was joining the fight against breast cancer by participating in the nationwide Massage for the Cure event Sept. 14. It turns out the Bel Air clinic along with Massage Envy’s other clinics in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia, succeeded in raising a total of  more than $29,000 in that one day.  Nationwide, Massage Envy’s 633 centers provided 26,798 massages that day and raised more than $477,000

Here are the details:

Massage for the Cure, hosted on Tuesday, September, 14th, benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and helps fund breast-cancer education, screening and treatment initiatives across the country. One-hour therapeutic massages were offered for $49, with $15 from each massage directly benefiting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Affiliates. Additional donations were accepted, and all proceeds collected stay in the local community.

“We are delighted to have raised more than $1.8 million since Massage for the Cure began six years ago,” said Massage Envy’s CEO David Humphrey. “The enthusiasm of Massage Envy franchisees, employees, and clients has made Massage for the Cure a great fundraising success for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.”

The nationwide event took place at all 633 Massage Envy centers in 42 states. Money donated during Massage for the Cure will help fund educational and community outreach projects. The funds will also sponsor screening and treatment initiatives in local communities.

“When a woman dies of breast cancer every 69 seconds, there is crucial work that must be done,” said Katrina McGhee, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Komen. “Massage Envy has contributed significant funds through its Massage for the Cure program, helping to provide life-saving education, screening and treatment in local communities, as well as ground-breaking research grants. Without these funds, Komen would not be able to fund the amount of work that it does.”

One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. In 2009, it is estimated that more than 40,000 women and men died from breast cancer. A woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes and the disease claims a woman’s life every 69 seconds.

The Bel Air Massage Envy clinic is in the Bel Air Plaza at 591 Baltimore Pike. Call the clinic at (410) 420-7770 or click here to visit them on the web. Click here to visit them on Facebook:

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