SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, September 14, 2010, Massage Envy, the nation's largest massage therapy provider, partners 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, 630 Massage Envy centers nationwide will offer $49 one-hour massage therapy sessions, with $15 from each massage directly benefiting local Susan G. Komen for the Cure Affiliates. Additional donations will also be accepted, and all funds raised go to support breast cancer education, screening and treatment initiatives in communities across the United States. The event is open to the public and advanced reservations are recommended. However, walk-ins are welcome.
"We are proud to join forces with Susan G. Komen for the Cure for the sixth consecutive year. We take great pride in the support we provide this worthy organization," said Massage Envy CEO David Humphrey. "We have had a positive response from our members across the nation and we also encourage and welcome non-members to join us for Massage for the Cure."
Since the first Massage for the Cure event in 2005, Massage Envy has raised over $1.4 million for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. This year, Massage Envy's goal is to raise $500,000, with 630 Massage Envy centers in 42 states participating. Massage Envy is a leading provider of Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and other customized types of massage therapy.
In 2009 alone, nearly 200,000 women and men in the United States were diagnosed with breast cancer, and more than 40,000 succumbed to 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 more than $1.4 million for Susan G. Komen for the Cure® with 100 percent of the proceeds being used for education, screening and treatment programs in the community. Now in its sixth year, Massage for the Cure will be held on September 14, 2010 at 630 Massage Envy centers across the United States. To book your appointment or for more information, please visit www.MassageEnvy.com.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, we have invested more than $1.5 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.
SOURCE Massage Envy