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Massage Therapy Foundation Boston 2016

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BENEFITING: Massage Therapy Foundation Inc

ORGANIZER: Massage Therapy Foundation Inc

EVENT: 2016 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 18, 2016

Marcy Cook

THE STORY:

I started running five years ago; then, I was diagnosed with cancer shortly thereafter. Imagine my excitement on the eve of the anniversary of my diagnosis when I received the phone call that I would be one of the three runners chosen to run the 2016 Boston Marathon on behalf of the Massage Therapy Foundation. It doesn’t get any better than that! I’m five years cancer free and going to run in the Boston Marathon. I have run many races over the past several years, but this is THE BOSTON MARATHON, the most prestigious race in the world! And the icing on top of the cake is that I get to do this for an amazing cause.

I have been a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, which founded MTF, since I began practicing massage almost 10 years ago. These two groups are committed to advancing the massage therapy profession through promoting scientific research and evidence-informed practice. The MTF is able to do this through fundraising events, such as the Boston Marathon.

I am SO grateful to have the opportunity The John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Programs has granted to MTF. With these three charity bibs, we have been given a platform to promote massage therapy as a profession, talk about the numerous benefits massage has for those who receive it, and finally, it gives us the chance to raise money to provide the means for research to grow the profession. You may ask, so why is this important? This opportunity to raise funding goes directly to help massage therapy research. Commonly known benefits of massage include stress reduction and circulation, but with research dollars we have been able to discover massage can also help with medical conditions such as peripheral neuropathy related to chemotherapy.

This is especially important to me not only as a cancer survivor but as a massage therapist, a supporter of MTF and a member of AMTA. If you receive massage and know the benefits, are a massage therapist or if you just want to support me, then this should also be important to you. So, I ask you to give generously with an open heart and open mind. Donate to Team MTF and bring awareness to the massage therapy profession and the benefits of massage.

 

I AM A SURVIVOR. I AM A RUNNER. I AM A MASSAGE THERAPIST. I AM TEAM MTF.

Runner sponsored in part by American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)

 

$20,688

MONEY RAISED
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  • Angel Rivera, LBMT

     

  • Jean Fletcher, Re/Max Performance

    $200

  • David R

    $40

  • Jody and Anne Page

    $100

  • Lisa Van Genderen

    $50

  • Carolyn Pence

    $250

  • Drew and Connie

     

  • MK

     

  • Kim Moore

    $25

  • Jason Crafts

    $50

  • Christine Dean

    $100

  • MerryAnn Cutler

    $20

  • Judy Smith

    $40

  • Anonymous Donors

    $320

  • Cliff Korn

    $100

  • Chrissy Mangos

    $200

  • Gini Ohlson, Harvey Ellis and Olivia

    $25

  • Irina Tsvetkova

    $40

  • Pam Rosenberg

    $250

  • Wendy Andrews

    $50

  • Terry Schleede

    $25

  • Nestor Battung

    $50

  • American Massage Therapy Association

    $10,000

  • Jerrilyn Cambron

    $100

  • Sami Stowell

    $25

  • Gini Ohlson, Harvey Ellis and Olivia

    $25

  • Karen Boulanger

    $100

  • Douglas Nelson

    $25

  • Sharon Marden Johnson

    $25

  • Alligator Arms

    $50

  • Pearl Ann & Deb Gavaghan + Thomas Cleverdon

    $60

  • Betsy Jereb

    $50

  • Lisa Miller

    $100

  • David & Lynn Miller

    $100

  • Tommy & Guen Crowder

    $100

  • Heather Mitchell

    $50

  • Jeri Holder

    $100

  • Rachel Mann

    $100

  • Gini Ohlson

    $10

  • Rosalie Dietzel

    $50

  • Nathan Nordstrom

    $26.20

  • Performance Health

    $100

  • Gerald & Millie Dukes

    $25

  • Sherri Shepard

    $100

  • Greg

    $50

  • Carlton

     

  • Larry and Beth Billings

    $25

  • Adam Stovall

    $25

  • MWall

     

  • Anonymous Donor

    $189

  • AMTA - North Carolina Chapter

    $1,827

  • Terri Barton

    $100

  • Debra Casebere

    $25

  • Jaci Waltrop

    $30

  • MK Brennan

    $20

  • Carol Peirn

    $40

  • Henry Dixon

    $20

  • Kim Moore

    $20

  • William Dickinson

    $10

  • Tiffany Ketchum

    $20

  • Gregg Policari

    $20

  • Pamela Pistor

    $20

  • Donna Cole

    $20

  • Meg Donnelly

    $20

  • Melissa Smith

    $20

  • Brend Irwin

    $20

  • Julie Eberhardt

    $20

  • Beth Eller

    $20

  • Tag Woods

    $20

  • Ana Alger

    $20

  • Sandra Aycoth

    $20

  • Lynn Shell

    $20

  • Susan Waff

    $20

  • Angel Rivera

    $20

  • Bob Ethridge

    $20

  • Lisa Kemerail

    $20

  • Fran Poarch

    $20

  • Sandra York

    $30

  • Deborah Wade

    $10

  • Cindy Rankin

    $20

  • Susan Bearn

    $20

  • Bonnie Stafford

    $20

  • Darcy

    $20

  • Kevin Byrd

    $20

  • Jerri McNiel

    $20

  • Shelley Daubenmine

    $20

  • Joy Young

    $20

  • Linda Itterly

    $20

  • Alithea Gilliot

    $20

  • Rachel Mann

    $35

  • CeCe Bailey

    $20

  • Mary Schweiger

    $25

  • Gini Ohlson

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $2,000

  • Energizer Bunny

    $50

  • Mary White

    $26.20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Daniel Hudgins

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $400

  • AMTA-MA Chapter

    $500

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207% Raised of$10,000 Goal

The Team: $45,832 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Marcy Cook

Amount Raised

$20,688

 

207% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Otto

Amount Raised

$13,928

 

139% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nicole Bucar

Amount Raised

$10,602

 

106% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Massage Therapy Foundation Inc

Amount Raised

$614

 

1% Raised of$42,000 Goal

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