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.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Results of May Fundraising

   The past month has been a busy time for our volunteers. We had the Art E-Auction, which raised about $400, and the National Event which has raised $3,100 and we still have more coming in to add to the total! Thank you to all the volunteers, businesses, and schools who participated. I wish I could hug each one of you in person, but I guess virtual hugs will have to suffice for now, so a big (((HUG))) to all of you, and we look forward to collaborating with you on future projects. It is a great thing to see when we all come together to help each other through Massage Without Borders. Your support never goes unappreciated and your hard work never goes unnoticed. We love our volunteers and partners!

   Next event is our Educational E-Auction & Online Telethon from June 23rd to 30th! Bid on textbooks, DVDs, home study courses, and workshops. Educators interested in donating any of these materials to the auction can fill out an application on our website. Students and LMTs can help the community by fund raising, and in return get the products they need to expand their professional knowledge. The telethon will take place LIVE June 26th at 9:30pm EST co-hosted by Ryan Hoyme (aka "The Massage Nerd") and Gloria Coppola. Come chat with the educators, including Erik Dalton, Irene Diamond, Gloria Coppola, Linda Beach, Sharon Puszko and many more! Thank you to BioFreeze and MassagePro CE for sponsoring this event. Click here to join the event via Facebook, and mark it on your calendar now, because it's coming soon and you won't want to miss this great opportunity to connect with educators in the field! See you there!

   One more note: as stated in the last post, tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma, and after that post was published they had more go through the area and surrounding states. Although the assistance of MWB has not been needed for these disasters we still send our thoughts out to the families and relief crews out there working to recover and clean-up the aftermath. As of right now there are also wildfires blazing through California, Arizona, and the biggest one through Colorado. There has been many evacuations and we will keep everyone up to date with whatever action we need to take. Please keep all areas in your thoughts and prayers and send healing energy especially to Colorado as they fight this fire that has already consumed over 500 acres. Namaste.