BENEFITING: Massage Therapy Foundation Inc
ORGANIZER: Massage Therapy Foundation Inc
EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014
EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014
I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist at Massage Envy Spa in Jacksonville Beach, FL for four years. It truly is a very rewarding career being able to help others through the power of massage. We are only given one body and we need to take care of it in order to live a long and healthy life.
My passion for running was sparked by an unfortunate accident. In 2009, my father was severely injured in a motorcycle accident leaving him unable to fully function both physically and mentally. Needless to say it was a tough time for our family, and I turned to running as a way to deal with the stress. I have been running for a little over four years and never imagined that an activity I used to cope with stress would lead me to this once in a lifetime opportunity. Not only do I get to run in Boston, but I get to participate in helping raise awareness and funds for continued massage research through the Massage Therapy Foundation.
Runners often dream about running in the Boston Marathon and for me, it is a dream come true! I cannot express the excitement I felt when I found out that I would be representing Massage Envy Spa and the Massage Therapy Foundation in the 2014 Boston Marathon. This will be my third marathon and I look forward to running alongside the rest of the “Running for Research” Team, a group made up of people who share the same passion for massage and advancing the massage industry.
Thank you to all of those who have donated in support of The Massage Therapy Foundation in the 2014 Boston Marathon