Massage Envy Invites the Arthritis Foundation to Join Them at the Boston Health and Fitness Expo

National sponsor of the Walk to Cure Arthritis, Massage Envy helps raise arthritis awareness

June 2014— The Arthritis Foundation has been supported by Massage Envy for four years on a national level.   By becoming a national sponsor for the Walk to Cure Arthritis, Massage Envy has supported efforts to spread the word that arthritis is serious.  Massage Envy has helped the Arthritis Foundation to achieve their mission to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases.

Massage Envy is able to help and heal people suffering with arthritic pain in person through their massage techniques and these are the same people that the Arthritis Foundation advocates for year round.  Senior Director of Development, Robin Maxcy says, “We are excited to have such a wonderful sponsor going above and beyond.  By inviting us to join them at this year’s Health and Fitness Expo in Boston, Massage Envy and the Arthritis Foundation will be able to work together to help those suffering from the number one cause of disability in our nation, arthritis.” 

The Health and Wellness Expo will take place Saturday and Sunday, June 14th and 15th in Boston Massachusetts.  It is a free family event with free health screenings; it’s a great way to gather the community together to learn about best practices for staying active and healthy.

Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s largest annual fundraising event, with local events hosted by approximately 100+115 cities nationwide. Funds raised through the event support Arthritis Foundation programs, research and advocacy initiatives to help people live better today while finding a cure for the number one cause of disability in the United States tomorrow.

To learn more and register for the Boston Walk to Cure Arthritis held on Sunday, September 14, visit walktocurearthritisboston.kintera.org or contact Robin Maxcy at (617) 762-2124, rmaxcy@arthriti.org. To learn more about the fight to cure arthritis, visit www.arthritiswalk.org. 

About the Arthritis Foundation
Striking one in every five adults and 300,000 children, arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability. The Arthritis Foundation (www.arthritis.org) is committed to raising awareness and reducing the impact of this serious, painful and unacceptable disease, which can severely damage joints and rob people of living life to its fullest. The Foundation funds life-changing research that has restored mobility in patients for more than six decades; fights for health care policies that improve the lives of the millions who live with arthritis; and partners with families to provide empowering programs and information.

About Massage Envy Spa
Massage Envy Spa, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a national franchisor, and through its franchised locations, is the leading provider of therapeutic massage in the United States. The national franchise is dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage and spa services to members and guests with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy Spa has more than 950 franchise locations in 49 states and 1.4 million members.  In addition, the average unit volume for a franchise location is $1.3 million. Through its national partnership with the Arthritis Foundation, Massage Envy Spa has raised more than $2 million in three, one-day Healing Hands for Arthritis events. The company was recently ranked #88 in Franchise Time's Top 200, #54 in Entrepreneur's 2014 Franchise 500 and #24 in its Fastest Growing Franchise rankings. Massage Envy Spa is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) and was named a 2013 Military Friendly Franchise. For more information, visit MassageEnvy.com.

NEBH Becomes the Arthritis Foundation’s Presenting Sponsor for the Boston Walk to Cure Arthritis

New England Baptist Hospital to help achieve goal of $350,000

May 2014—The New England Region of the Arthritis Foundation is proud to announce New England Baptist Hospital as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2014 Boston Walk to Cure Arthritis.   The Arthritis Foundation has appointed the Corporate Chair position to Trish Hannon, the hospital’s CEO and President.   By joining forces, the New England Baptist Hospital is helping the Arthritis Foundation towards their mission of improving lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. 

New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH), with six locations including Boston, Dedham and Cape Cod, Massachusetts is a national leader in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions, helping those people with arthritis that the Arthritis Foundation advocates for every day.  They have specialists offering both surgical and non-surgical care in all areas of orthopedics, including joint replacement, sports medicine, and spine health.  NEBH will spearhead the fundraising efforts and help to raise awareness that arthritis is the leading cause of disability.

As corporate chair, Trish Hannon has committed to be a leader in the fundraising efforts of the Walk to Cure Arthritis.  NEBH has made a commitment to raise $75,000 for the Boston Walk to Cure Arthritis by September.  The hospital will have several fundraising events to raise awareness about the seriousness of arthritis and raise funds that can directly impact the quality of life for those living with arthritis.   

“The Arthritis Foundation and New England Baptist Hospital both share the goal of improving the lives of people suffering from the nation’s leading cause of disability,” says Stephen Evangelista, the CEO of the Arthritis Foundation, New England Region.  “We are grateful to have the support of the hospital, as they see the need for improvement in their patients so regularly.  With support from New England Baptist Hospital, we will work together to achieve our vision; a world free of arthritis pain.”

To learn more and register for the Boston Walk to Cure Arthritis held on Sunday, September 14, visit walktocurearthritisboston.kintera.org or contact Robin Maxcy at (617) 762-2124, rmaxcy@arthritis.org. To learn more about the fight to cure arthritis, visit www.arthritiswalk.org. 

About the Arthritis Foundation
Striking one in every five adults and 300,000 children, arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability. The Arthritis Foundation (www.arthritis.org) is committed to raising awareness and reducing the impact of this serious, painful and unacceptable disease, which can severely damage joints and rob people of living life to its fullest. The Foundation funds life-changing research that has restored mobility in patients for more than six decades; fights for health care policies that improve the lives of the millions who live with arthritis; and partners with families to provide empowering programs and information.

About the New England Baptist Hospital
New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) is the premier regional provider for orthopedic surgery and the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders. NEBH has received national recognition, consistently ranked as one of America’s top hospitals for orthopedics by U.S. News and World Report. NEBH has also been nationally recognized for high patient satisfaction and leadership in quality and clinical outcomes. The hospital has ranked in the 95th percentile and received the prestigious national Press Ganey Summit Award for high patient satisfaction for the past six years. NEBH is a teaching affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine and conducts teaching programs in collaboration with the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Medical School. NEBH is the official hospital of the Boston Celtics.

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