SOURCE: Massage Envy

Massage Envy

August 14, 2009 06:04 ET

Massage Envy® Hosts 5th Annual Massage for the Cure Benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - August 14, 2009) - On Tuesday, September 15, 2009, Massage Envy, the nation's largest massage therapy provider, will team up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help win the fight against breast cancer by hosting Massage for the Cure. During this one-day event, nearly 600 Massage Envy clinics nationwide will offer $35 one-hour massage therapy sessions, with $10 from each massage directly benefiting the local Affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Additional donations will also be accepted, and all proceeds collected will go directly into local community outreach programs supporting breast health education and awareness.

The event is open to the public, and scheduling massage therapy appointments in advance of the date at your nearest Massage Envy clinic is highly recommended. Reservations will be taken starting August 15, 2009. All funds raised from Massage for the Cure will support breast cancer education, screening and treatment initiatives in communities across the US.

"We are extremely proud of our therapists, franchisees, and regional developers for their dedication in supporting Massage for the Cure," said Massage Envy CEO David Humphrey. "We expect many of our over 500,000 members nationwide to participate. We also encourage and welcome nonmembers to get a massage during Massage for the Cure. It's an honor to partner with Susan G. Komen for the Cure in their fundraising efforts and to help make such a positive impact."

Since the first Massage for the Cure event in 2005, Massage Envy has raised over $800,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. This year, Massage Envy's goal is to raise $500,000, with an estimated 590 Massage Envy clinics in 40 states participating. Massage Envy is a leading provider of Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and other customized types of massage therapy.

This year alone, nearly 200,000 women and men in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and more than 40,000 will die from the disease. A woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes and the disease claims another life every 13 minutes.

About Massage for the Cure

Massage for the Cure is an annual, one-day massage therapy event hosted by Massage Envy® and benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, a global leader in the movement to end breast cancer. Since the massage therapy event's inception in 2005, Massage Envy has raised over $800,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure with 100% of the proceeds being used for education, screening and treatment programs in the community. Now in its fifth year, Massage for the Cure will be held on September 15, 2009 at an estimated 590 Massage Envy clinics across the United States. To book your massage therapy appointment or for more information, please visit MassageEnvy.com.

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