Phoenix Massage Envy Raises $24,000 During One-Day Event

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Phoenix Massage for the Cure benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure's Phoenix affiliate.

We are thankful to have such a wonderful partnership with Massage Envy, and couldn't be more thrilled with the outcome of the Massage for the Cure event. Our local Affiliates across the country will benefit greatly from these donations

The Phoenix Massage Envy Co-op, a group of 26 massage clinics in the Metro Phoenix area, raised $24,000 during Massage Envy's annual signature fundraising event, Massage for the Cure on September 15, 2009. Massage for the Cure benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure and helps fund breast cancer screening and treatment initiatives in Phoenix. Every Phoenix Massage Envy clinic was booked during the daylong event, which provided one-hour therapeutic massage sessions at a discounted price of $35, with $10 from each directly benefiting the Phoenix Susan G. Komen for the Cure Affiliate. Additional donations were accepted, and all proceeds collected stay in the local community. Total additional donations are currently being calculated.

"We are thrilled with the success of this year's event," said Massage Envy Regional Developer for Arizona and Las Vegas, Steve Cook. "The enthusiasm and dedication of the hoenix Massage Envy owners, employees and clients has made Massage for the Cure successful and we are incredibly grateful for everyone's support."

Since the first Massage for the Cure event in 2005, Massage Envy has raised over $1.3 million for Komen. This year alone, nationally Massage Envy raised over $466,000, with 589 Massage Envy clinics across 41 states participating for the first time.

"We are thankful to have such a wonderful partnership with Massage Envy, and couldn't be more thrilled with the outcome of the Massage for the Cure event. Our local Affiliates across the country will benefit greatly from these donations," said Katrina McGhee, vice president of global partnerships for Komen for the Cure.

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. In 2009, more than 40,000 women and men will die from breast cancer. A woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes and the disease claims a woman's life every 13 minutes.

About Massage for the Cure
Massage for the Cure is an annual, one-day 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 event's inception in 2005, Massage Envy has raised over $1.3 million for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, with 100% of the proceeds being used for education, screening and treatment programs in local communities. Now in its fifth year, Massage for the Cure was held on September 15, 2009 at 589 Massage Envy clinics across the United States. For more information about Massage Envy and the benefits of professional therapeutic massage, please visit: MassageEnvy.com.

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