Please Donate to Joyce’s 2019 Team MTF #RunningForResearch Boston Marathon® Journey!
The big WHY?
There are 3 motivating reasons for applying to run 26.2 miles at one time- yikes!!
First and foremost is to raise money and awareness for massage therapy which is a cause extremely close to my heart. I have had a passion for massage since I was 8 years old and at 40, I followed my passion by becoming a massage therapist. I feel very blessed to be in an industry that helps so many people in so many ways and feel that the research/evidenced based work that The Massage Therapy Foundation will help propel our stature in the healthcare industry.
Secondly, it would be a huge motivation to get me to lose weight and get into shape. I am currently overweight but have been an athlete all my life. I currently play tennis and volleyball a couple of times a week and just started running (if you want to call it that) when I was contemplating applying for this huge commitment. I was a scholarship heptathlete at The University of Georgia and rode horses at a very high level until going away to University. It is within my capabilities to run a marathon. I understand the work ethic and have the drive.
Thirdly, I want to be an inspiration to others struggling with a weight problem or just needing a new goal to get “out of a rut”. During my training, I will journal/blog consistently on social media to pen the path and journey I am on with the goal of running the Boston Marathon in my 50th year. To inspire those who think there too old and out of shape to accomplish a lofty goal. The ups and downs, disappointments and accomplishments- a journey I want everyone to relate to.
A little about The Massage Therapy Foundation:
Since 1990, the Massage Therapy Foundation has provided resources that help therapists deliver quality care and has funded over $1 million in research grants and over $450,000 in grants to community service organizations providing therapeutic massage to those in need.
The Foundation brings together an engaged community of therapists, researchers, and volunteers to do life-changing work for those:
- overcoming trauma, violence, and loss
- suffering from conditions like cancer, MS, spinal cord injury, and serious burns
- struggling to overcome addiction and rise above grief and crisis
- living with chronic pain
We succeed in our mission because of people like you who are willing to step up to make a profound difference in the live of others. Please donate today.
Will your company match your donation? If it does, please donate now on the big blue button above and then contact your company for more information. Right click on this link (to open in a new tab) to find out: https://doublethedonation.com/massagetherapyfoundation
We ask you to join us in raising $75,000.