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Massage Therapy Boston 2015

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Nathan Nordstrom via Crowdrise
April 18, 2015

I am 2 days away from the Boston Marathon. I am so freaking out! thank you to all my supporters, AMTA, MTF, My family and all the friends.  See more

BENEFITING: Massage Therapy Foundation Inc

ORGANIZER: Massage Therapy Foundation Inc

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

HOURS PLEDGED: 25

Mileage Tracker: 100

Nathan Nordstrom

THE STORY:

Nathan Nordstrom's Marathon story

  As a member of the Medical team for the Rock and Roll Marathon Savannah I pressed hard to complete my first ever Marathon in November 2014.  At mile twelve I was cheered on by Crystal Montgomery one of my graduates from the Virginia College massage therapy program who I called and asked to be there to provide emergency cramp relief for runners. Each mile ticked away reminding me of the massage student at the end helping people who are sore and in need.   I was committed to complete this enduring encounter because of a challenge twelve months ago.

  “There are over 50,000 runners going to be at this event. If you all work hard you will be able to affect many of their lives.  Many of them will not want to walk for the next few days.  As Massage therapists, we can help them reduce the effect of the trauma their muscles have just endured. I challenge you all to get over two hundred and fifty, ten minute chair massages in at this event. IF you do, I will run next year’s Rock and Roll Marathon.”

  I rallied the troops that day and in their frenzy they completed over three hundred and seventy massages to runners in need.  I then began a years’ worth of training.  I knew it would not be easy, however many of the students in my Massage Therapy program like Crystal continued to follow up with me in my commitment.  There were many days it would have been nice to sleep in and not run however I heard my own words ringing through my head, I will run next year’s Marathon.  As I reached the finish line, I saw a beautiful sight.  It was the Virginia College-Savannah Campus Massage therapy program’s instructors and students supporting runners at the medical tent.  I then waited to be the last person on the massage tables. I was so grateful for the years of volunteering at these and many other events.

  I have not stopped running.  I have been donating to The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) for years.  I was asked in my single year of training if I would raise funds for MTF by running in the Boston Marathon.  I was not anywhere close to the qualifying time to make it.  I decided to apply in October of 2014.  I was notified just after the New Year that I got one of the three John Hancock bibs. 

I am asking for your help and support.  Massage therapy as a profession needs research to show it is a viable health care profession.  If you are an LMT, a student in massage therapy school, or an avid client, Please donate to this cause.  I hope to find 2000 people like you to donate a minimum of $15 to help move this profession forward.

Massage Therapy Foundation Inc wrote -

Team Massage Therapy Foundation - Running For Research

Massage therapists play a big role in the Boston Marathon by helping athletes at all levels prepare and recover from this great event. We are grateful for the opportunity to participate in the John Hancock Non-Profit Bib Program to bring more awareness to the benefits of massage and the need for more massage research funding.Each of the runners that will be on Team Massage Therapy Foundation is related to massage industry in some capacity. We look forward to announcing our team in January and appreciate your continued support.

Thank you so much for your contribution to the Massage Therapy Foundation, no refunds will be given on your donation.

$15,220

MONEY RAISED
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  • Nathan Nordstrom

    $10

  • Gentle Ben

    $50

  • Cindy Rankin

    $25

  • MK

    $50

  • Gini Ohlson

    $10

  • Cliff Korn

    $100

  • Collette Wilson

    $100

  • marizzle

    $15

  • Susan Salvo

    $25

  • GramieE

    $50

  • Ciri Putich

    $15

  • D Womack

    $50

  • Karen Krotz

    $25

  • Geneva Golden

    $20

  • Kelliama Aman

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $6

  • Jennifer Brown/Elizabeth Carroll

    $10

  • Jan Schwartz

    $25

  • Energizer Bunny

    $100

  • Mom and Dad Nordstrom

    $30

  • Glyn Desmond

    $100

  • Massage Envy Franchising

    $500

  • Performance Health

    $200

  • Lynda SW

    $100

  • Dolly Wallace

    $100

  • Gini Ohlson

    $10

  • Terri Bruce

    $25

  • Performance Health

    $500

  • Marshall Dahneke

    $250

  • John Balletto, LMT, CKTP, Foundation Trustee

    $100

  • Kate Zulaski

    $79

  • Leslie A. Young

    $100

  • Lisa Stegink & Michael Erickson

    $150

  • Custom Craftworks

    $50

  • Jara Cain

    $40

  • Custom Craftworks

    $50

  • Jerrilyn Cambron

    $100

  • American Massage Therapy Association

    $5,000

  • Kathie Lea LMT

    $50

  • Rachel Mann

    $125

  • Benjamin White

    $10

  • Gini Ohlson

    $20

  • AMTA- NC Chapter

    $1,000

  • Debra Casebere

    $50

  • Hailey Strampel

    $20

  • Janelle Nordstrom Hamm

    $40

  • Sang Curtis

    $100

  • Debbie DeNardo, LMT

    $25

  • Karen Boulanger

    $100

  • Mary White

    $100

  • Rhode Island Divas

    $100

  • Books of Discovery

    $100

  • Patricia Clarke

    $100

  • Florida Chapter Members

    $1,250

  • Deb Levesque

    $25

  • Theresa Teague

    $100

  • Kim Moore

    $25

  • Run, Nate, Run

    $50

  • Sarah Webber-Aguinaldo

    $20

  • Skyler Doherty

    $25

  • Joan Nichols

    $100

  • BIOTONE

    $200

  • RI AMTA Chapter

    $100

  • Jennifer Lo Presti

    $50

  • Joy Young

    $30

  • Education and Training Solutions

    $25

  • AMTA-MA Chapter

    $500

  • Glen Moyle

    $100

  • Friends of NERC

    $328

  • Cindy Farrar

    $100

  • Mary Beth Braun

    $90

  • Maureen Gilbert

    $20

  • David J Otto

    $26.20

  • Julie Finn

     

  • Doreen Rossi

    $50

  • David Phillips

    $25

  • SpiriPhysical

    $50

  • Terry J. Hurd

    $1,000

  • Ain't Life Grand

    $31

  • ABK

    $100

  • Bonnie needs a massage! :)

    $50

  • Karen Miller

    $20

  • Maureen Hoock

    $20

  • John & Leslie Shields

     

  • Craig Nordstrom

    $20

  • Cindy Rankin

    $10

  • Whole Life Massage, Eugene OR

    $100

  • Cheryl L. Siniakin

    $50

  • Kristan Ryan

    $60

  • Paul Rogers

    $40

  • Jackie Tadeo

    $20

  • Kamille Gauntt

    $20

  • Lori Outlaw

    $20

  • Ananda Massage Training - Dari Lewis

    $100

  • Sharee McKenzie

    $20

  • Judy Treadwell

    $50

  • Jennifer Willis

     

  • Cornersrone Therapeutic PDX

    $40

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101% Raised of $15,000 Goal

The Team: $43,200 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Nathan Nordstrom

Amount Raised

$15,220

 

101% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Combe

Amount Raised

$13,387

 

67% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Angie Parris-Raney

Amount Raised

$13,101

 

87% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Massage Therapy Foundation Inc

Amount Raised

$1,492

Donor Comments

Cornersrone Therapeutic PDX

Cornersrone Therapeutic PDX

DONATION: $40

Nathan Rocks! Better late than never, last weeks tips going to a good place. 2 years ago

Jennifer Willis

Jennifer Willis

2 years ago

Judy Treadwell

Judy Treadwell

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Sharee McKenzie

Sharee McKenzie

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Ananda Massage Training - Dari Lewis

Ananda Massage Training - Dari Lewis

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Lori Outlaw

Lori Outlaw

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Kamille Gauntt

Kamille Gauntt

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Jackie Tadeo

Jackie Tadeo

DONATION: $20

Way to go Nathan!! 2 years ago

Paul Rogers

Paul Rogers

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Kristan Ryan

Kristan Ryan

DONATION: $60

Way to go, Nathan. 2 years ago