Helping Hands Gifts for Growth™ Grant Program is Accepting Applications Through November 1, 2013

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Grant Program, supported by BIOTONE® and BIOFREEZE®, financially benefits both students and schools.

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With the program ending in just about 60 days, we encourage all students to apply and encourage all schools to spread the word!

The Helping Hands Gifts for Growth Grant Program is accepting applications from professional massage students through November 1, 2013. This program, sponsored by BIOTONE® and BIOFREEZE®, supports the student in their educational pursuits or endeavors to launch a massage therapy practice. Students can apply for one of four $1,000 grants. In addition, each winner’s school will receive a $1,000 grant package.

“We are very pleased with the response we have received to date on this collaborative program,” stated Jean Shea, President, BIOTONE. “Since launching the Helping Hands program in May, we have received applications from hundreds of students representing over 100 schools.”

The grant funds can be used for program fees, books and supplies or to purchase product and equipment needed for training or launching a massage therapy practice.

“With the program ending in just about 60 days, we encourage all students to apply and encourage all schools to spread the word! The more students that apply from a school, the better the school’s chance of winning a $1,000 grant package,” added Marshall Dahneke, CEO, Performance Health, makers of BIOFREEZE. “We created a communications tool kit to enable schools to easily share this program with their students. This kit, available on the grant program's website, includes flyers, e-mail messages and web banners.”

“I would also like to encourage all schools and students to attend the upcoming AMC/One Concept Conference being held in San Diego on September 13-15, 2013,” continued Ms. Shea. “We will award four $500 student grants at the conference. No application is required; students simply complete an entry card at the conference.”

Congratulations to alll the schools that now have a chance to win a $1,000 grant package because one or more of their students submitted a Helping Hands Grant application! Click here to view the school list as of August 23, 2013.

About Helping Hands Gifts for Growth Grant Program - Current massage therapy students can apply online for one of four $1,000 grants at BiotoneBiofreezeHelpingHands.com. This application requires a 100 word essay on How as a massage therapist my helping hands will make a difference. A team of industry representatives will review all submissions to choose the four winners. In addition to the students’ $1,000 grants, their schools will receive a $500 grant and a $500 product package. Applications must be received by November 1, 2013. Winners will be notified by December 1, 2013. facebook.com/HelpingHandsGiftsforGrowth

About BIOTONE - BIOTONE® products are a top choice domestically and internationally across a range of markets, including spas, massage therapy private practices, professional massage training schools and also are widely used by physical therapists, chiropractors, and hospitals. BIOTONE complements its massage and spa treatment products with a wide selection of aromatherapy, music, videos and accessories all designed to enhance a practitioner’s knowledge and sense of well being.

About Performance Health - Featuring leading brands like Biofreeze®, Thera-Band®, Prossage® and Pedigenix®, Performance Health offers a broad portfolio of products for the massage, therapy, rehabilitation, wellness, podiatric and performance markets. In addition to market-leading products, Performance Health provides practice building support, evidence-based protocols, clinical and product education, turn-key dispensing and pain management solutions.

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