About The Cause

Massage Without Borders is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to provide immediate or temporary relief for the massage therapy and healing arts community during times of natural disaster or other long term crisis. MWB gathers resources and funding to assist our community initiating and empowering local recipients to be self-sufficient during recovery from disaster and trauma.

Monday, April 22, 2013


Just an update on what's going on...

  A note from Julie Bunnel, the colleague we have been raising money for who had emergency brain surgery on a mass (that thankfully was found to be benign!) earlier this month:
  Hi all, I'm sill doing great! I get stronger every day, and in less pain from the sutures every day. I just got to my parents home in Lake Havasu, AZ yesterday. And I will be here for the rest of april. I feel kinda epicly lazy, but I am trying to not over do it and build up my strength gradually. As far as how I am doing, I am just so incredibly happy! I still can't stop smiling. To live in a time when someone can use a machine to look inside your brain, and say, "hey look! You have something in there! We are just going to cut that sucker out." I can't really get over my joy. :-) Thank you, so much for your prayers and EVERYTHING! xoxo Julie

  Julie's fundraiser is open until the end of April. So far $7,800 has been raised. Woohoo! However, Julie is still in recovery and out of work, and the bills will be coming in the mail soon, so please consider donating to the cause! Here is the link: http://www.gofundme.com/2hf79k There is also info there on where to send a check if you prefer.

   Also, remember our Art Auction coming up on May 12th! Do you have a creative side? Consider donating an art or craft to the auction! The forms are on our website. If you're one of those people who spend hours on Pinterest pinning projects you'll accomplish "someday", then this auction gives you the chance to skip all the hard work and "pinterest fails" and buy some great handmade decor from your computer! Save the date on your calendar, or better yet, join the event page on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/502332409818198/

Hope to (virtually) see you there!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Call To Action: MT Needs Emergency Brain Surgery

   Julie Bunnel is a massage therapist from Kansas who is in need of immediate brain surgery. She thought she had the flu, started getting migraines, then seizures, and now needs emergency surgery. She is only 27 years old, loves to volunteer, and is always helping others. It is our turn to help her! Julie is self-employed and is without health insurance, so within minutes off finding out Julie needed surgery, Massage Without Borders set up a virtual funding account to help pay for her upcoming medical bills and treatment.

Here is the link: http://www.gofundme.com/2hf79k

   Remember, every dollar counts! Anything you can give will make a difference. Also on the GoFundMe page will be updates on Julie and how she is doing and see how much we have raised so far; as I am writing this we have already raised over $2,500 towards her bills, but there is still a ways to go before we meet our goal. Please consider donating any amount you can. Maybe today instead of grabbing that coffee and bagel on the way to work you can donate that money to a good cause instead! Check back on the funding page and our twitter account (@helpMTs) for updates on Julie throughout the next few days.

Thank You from all of us at MWB!

and to Julie...we are all sending you healing thoughts and prayers!