Get A Massage For A Great Cause

September 14, 2009 During this one-day event, Massage Envy clinics will offer one-hour therapeutic massage sessions, with proceeds from each massage being donated directly to the Chicagoland affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Last year alone, the Chicagoland Massage Envy clinics executed over 1,000 complimentary massages, with three clinics, South Naperville, Tinley Park and Geneva achieving over 100 massages in one day. The Geneva clinic, with 159 massages last year marked the second highest amount of massages in the history of Massage for the Cure nationally. The Chicagoland Massage Envy clinics raised over $45,000 last year alone.

The event is open to the public and requires an appointment at any of the 20 Chicagoland Massage Envy clinic(s). Reservations will be taken starting on August 15, 2009. All proceeds from Massage for the Cure will support breast cancer research, as well as breast cancer education, screening and treatment initiatives in communities across the US.

"Massage Envy is extremely proud to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure and to continue the partnership that we've developed to raise funds for breast cancer efforts in our community" said John Leonesio, CEO and founder of Massage Envy.

Since the first Massage for the Cure event in 2005, Massage Envy has raised over $800,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. This year, Massage Envy's goal is to raise $500,000, with an estimated 590 Massage Envy clinics in 40 states participating.

This year alone, more than 180,000 women and men in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will lose their lives to the disease. A woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes and the disease claims another life every 13 minutes.

Appointments for Massage for the Cure are limited to one reservation per person. Contact any Chicagoland Massage Envy clinic directly at 866-922-ENVY or visit

About Massage for the Cure

Massage for the Cure is an annual, one-day event hosted by Massage Envy® and benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, a global leader in the movement to end breast cancer. Since the event's inception in 2005, Massage Envy has raised over $800,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure with 100% of the proceeds being used for education, screening and treatment programs in the community. Now in its fifth year, Massage for the Cure will be held on September 15, 2009 at an estimated 590 Massage Envy clinics across the United States. To find a clinic near you or for more information, please visit:

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