Media Advisory: Last Chance To Trade Socks For A Sugar Foot Scrub

 

WHAT: 

Last chance for a Sugar Foot Sock Swap!

Representatives from Glendale Kiwanis will be taking the socks that Massage Envy Spa Glendale has collected beginning this past February through the end of April to be distributed to for the homeless and less fortunate. This is the last opportunity to donate new or lightly used socks – all sizes (economic hardships have no size preference) and receive a free Sugar Foot Scrub Therapy.

WHEN:

10 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2013

WHERE: 

Massage Envy Spa Glendale

333 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale, California 91204

MEDIA CONTACT: 

Kellie Sue Peters, It Factory Media, 310.497.4240

PARKING: 

On both sides of Brand Boulevard. There is an additional lot on California and Orange. Metered parking: accepts credit cards and quarters.

BACKGROUND:

February 2013, Massage Envy Spa Glendale pre-launched Massage Envy’s newest service, Sugar Foot Scrub Therapy. To celebrate, Massage Envy Spa Glendale has been hosting the first ever “Sugar Foot Sock Swap,” in partnership with the Glendale Kiwanis. Anyone who donated a pair of socks for the less fortunate, was invited to sample the service, normally a $10 value, with any massage therapy for free. All walk-in sock donors have been welcomed as well.

Throughout the campaign, many people expressed surprise about the need for socks. It was something that most said they hadn’t considered. But for our homeless and less fortunate, it is a very pressing issue. People regularly donate their lightly used clothing, but rarely socks. The “Sugar Foot Sock Swap” has been a successful community outreach campaign. Large boxes of socks were collected, and the window display and local media coverage have helped raise awareness about this very real challenge faced by those who regularly provide service for our less fortunate.

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Massage Envy Spa Glendale Wants You To “Put A Sock In It, Sugar!” This February With First Ever “Sugar Foot Sock Swap”

Massage Envy Spa Glendale Wants You To “Put A Sock In It, Sugar!”

This February With First Ever “Sugar Foot Sock Swap”

 

PRESS CONTACTS:  Kellie Sue Peters (kellie.peters@itfactorymedia.com) (310)497-4240

Helen McDonagh and Andrew Garsten, Massage Envy Spa Glendale owners are partnering with the Glendale Kiwanis to get a foothold on the sock shortage faced by homeless shelters in Glendale and throughout Los Angeles. For the entire month of February, McDonagh and Garsten are offering their new signature service, the Sugar Foot Scrub, in exchange for a pair of socks worthy of donation. Simply swap a pair socks for a free Sugar Foot Scrub only at Massage Envy Spa Glendale. 

Glendale, California, February 4, 2013— This February, as Massage Envy launches its new signature add-on service, the Sugar Foot Scrub, Massage Envy Spa Glendale will host the first ever “Sugar Foot Sock Swap.” Anyone who donates a pair of socks for the less fortunate, can add the service, normally a $10 value, onto their massage or facial for free. And yes, walk-in sock donors are welcome.

As the box fills up, the Glendale Kiwanis will come by to collect the socks for distribution among Glendale’s homeless shelters. Most people are unaware of the need for socks, but it is a great one.  People regularly donate their lightly used clothing, but rarely socks.

The socks don’t need to be new, but they should be clean, and only lightly worn, without too much wear and tear. Grab those mateless socks that have been out of circulation and toss those into the sock box, too. It matter far less to those in need that their socks match as it does that they have something warm on their feet.

According to McDonagh, “We want to help fill the community’s need for socks,  and we’re rewarding all of our sock donors with a sugary treat for their tired feet.”

The new Sugar Foot Scrub Therapy combines sugar with essential oils, by [ Company name] to soothe and rejuvenate feet. Schedule service or for questions, call 818.246.ENVY, or stop by and drop your socks at 333 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale, California.

About Massage Envy Spa Glendale:

Massage Envy Spa Glendale opened its doors in October 2005, and has been an active and supportive member of the community since its inception.  In 2012, Massage Envy Spa Glendale was awarded Glendale Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year.  Massage Envy is the pioneer and national leader of affordable massage and spa services. For more information about Massage Envy Spa Glendale, please visit http://www.facebook.com/MassageEnvySpaGlendale

About Glendale Kiwanis:  The Kiwanis Club of Glendale is an association of conscientious business, civic, professional, educational, and community leaders who meet regularly for education, inspiration, and fellowship and to select, plan, and implement projects to improve our community, with focus on children and youth, elderly, underserved populations, and nonprofit organizations. For more information: http://www.glendalekiwanis.info

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Fifteen Los Angeles Massage Envy Spa Clinics Unite to Grab Arthritis By The Bells

Kellie Sue Peters (kellie.peters@itfactorymedia.com) (310)497-4240

Fifteen Los Angeles area Massage Envy clinics have teamed up to sponsor the first annual Jingle Bell Run in the Los Angeles region, a 5K benefitting the Arthritis Foundation. The event will take place on Brand Boulevard, Downtown Glendale, California December 9th, 2012 at 8am. Each clinic owner, under Massage Envy Los Angeles Regional Developers Helen McDonagh and Andrew Garsten, will also support the cause by donating half hour gift cards to everyone who joins their team by registering for the festive 5K on Massage Envy Los Angeles’ Team page on the Arthritis Foundation web site.  

 

Los Angeles, California, November 14, 2012— This December 9th, Glendale will be filled with the sounds of jingle bells as people take to the streets for the first annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk, a holiday themed 5K to raise money and awareness for the Arthritis Foundation. One of the key groups supporting the Jingle Bell Run is Team Envy LA, comprised of fifteen Los Angeles area Massage Envy Clinics. Each clinic owner has donated $1000 to support the 5K. Additionally, each clinic is offering a half hour gift card to everyone who registers to join Team Envy LA.

 

Team Envy LA came together when 15 LA County Massage Envy clinic owners combined their efforts to support the Jingle Bell Run to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. Along with the financial commitment, each owner has pledged to recruit “team members” to run/walk to help find a cure for arthritis on December 9, 2012 in Glendale, California. This is the first time and the first cause they have taken on as a team.

 

Though they’ve never worked together as a team in this way, each owner is enthusiastic about sharing in the fund raising process, gathering team members, organizing training events, and cheering each other on along the way. According to co-owner and Massage Envy Regional Developer for Los Angeles, Helen McDonagh “The holidays are all about sharing – and for each of us Massage Envy owners, it means giving your all: donations, time, and five kilometers.”

 

Everyone is welcome to register as part of “Team Envy LA.”  Anyone who shows proof of registration as a Massage Envy team member for the Jingle Bell Run, is automatically eligible to receive a free half hour Massage Envy gift card. The link to Team Envy LA’s page on the Arthritis Foundation’s website is  http://bit.ly/RBL9FT and on the Fan page: http://www.facebook.com/TeamEnvyLA.

 

About Massage Envy:  Massage Envy is the pioneer and national leader of affordable massage and spa services. A decade ago, Massage Envy was launched to create a completely new category in the wellness industry. The intention was to promote a healthy lifestyle through affordable massage and spa services. After over a million facials and 50 million massages, Massage Envy holds true to its mission: To provide a pathway to wellness through professional, convenient and affordable massage therapy and spa services. For more information about Massage Envy and each participating clinic, please visit: http://www.massageenvy.com/regions/CA/Los-Angeles.aspx

 

Participating Massage Envy clinics include:  Beverly Hills, Claremont, Diamond Bar, Downey, Glendale, Hermosa Beach, La Verne, Long Beach Town Center, Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey, Pasadena Hastings Ranch, Pasadena-South Lake, Rolling Hills, Santa Monica, and Sherman Oaks.

 

About The Arthritis Foundation and Jingle Bell Run 5K:  The Arthritis Foundation is the largest national nonprofit organization and supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions.  Founded in 1948, the Arthritis Foundation has multiple service points located throughout the country. We’re also the largest private, nonprofit contributor to arthritis research in the world, funding more than $450 million in research grants since 1948. The Foundation helps people take control of arthritis by providing public health education; pursuing public policy and legislation; and conducting evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis. For more information about the Jingle Bell Run and the Arthritis Foundation, please visit: http://www.arthritis.org.

 

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Media Advisory: McDonagh For “Mayor” Campaign’s Circle of Giving Widens With Support From Glendale Neighbor

Media Advisory: McDonagh For “Mayor” Campaign’s Circle of Giving Widens With Support From Glendale Neighbor

 

WHAT:

On June 19th, Carousel Restaurant kicks off a three-day fundraising event for McDonagh for “Mayor.” Beginning at 7:30 pm through close of business on June 21st, Carousel owner, Mike Tcholakian, will donate 30% of dining checks (if they mention McDonagh’s campaign only) to McDonagh for “Mayor” a campaign created specifically to benefit Glendale Healthy Kids. Helen McDonagh, Glendale Healthy Kids new CEO, Sharon Townsend Roth, and other key community members will be present at the June 19th launch to toast the occasion and feast on Carousel’s exceptional food for a great cause – making certain that the children of Glendale’s low-income families have the medical care they need. To date the faux campaign has raised nearly $5000 for the charity, with hopes of raising $10,000 by June 30th.

WHEN:

7:30 p.m., Tuesday June 19th, immediately following the Glendale Healthy Kids meet and greet.

WHERE:

Carousel Restaurant, 304 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA 91203

Cross streets Lexington and California.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Kellie Peters, It Factory Media, 310.497.4240

PARKING:

Metered parking behind Carousel Restaurant. Also Valet parking – media only contact Kellie Peters for special parking arrangements to accommodate vans, etc.

BACKGROUND:

On May 9, 2012, Helen McDonagh, owner of Massage Envy Spa of Glendale, inspired by Kim Kardashian’s quip regarding her desire to run for mayorof Glendale, mounted a faux mayoral campaign to raise awareness and funds for Glendale’s needy children.  While McDonagh has no interest in obtaining political office at this time, she is committed to campaigning for the health and wellness of Glendale’s low-income families who, without Glendale Healthy Kids, are not able to provide much needed medical care for their children. From May 9 through June 30th, to celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, McDonagh is campaigning for “Mayor of Glendale.” All campaign contributions will go to Glendale Healthy Kids, with an ultimate goal of $10,000 in donations.

ABOUT GLENDALE HEALTHY KIDS:

Glendale Healthy Kids mission is to ensure that children have access to health care and health education. Their vision is to create a community in which every child has optimal health. In 1993, the Glendale Memorial Hospital Foundation formed a committee to determine the health needs of underprovided children in the community. A needs assessment revealed that uninsured children of the working poor were particularly limited in their ability to receive preventative care. Local emergency rooms and school nurses were providing primary care to the children who had no other access to physicians, dentists or specialists. As a result, Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, Verdugo Hills Hospital, Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Glendale Unified School District, and the City of Glendale joined together and formed Glendale Healthy Kids. GlendaleHealthyKids.org.

 

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Media Advisory: McDonagh For “Mayor” Campaign – A Bon Voyage Event for Camille Levee, CEO of Glendale Healthy Kids

Media Advisory: McDonagh For “Mayor” Campaign – A Bon Voyage Event for Camille Levee, CEO of Glendale Healthy Kids

 

WHAT:

Helen McDonagh, Massage Envy Spa owner and Glendale “mayoral candidate” hosts farewell party for Camille Levee, CEO of Glendale Healthy Kids. May 31st is Levee’s last day in office. McDonagh and her campaign staff and supporters will gather at “Campaign Headquarters” [Massage Envy Spa of Glendale] to present Levee with a check for all May donations received on behalf of Glendale Healthy Kids during the campaign. To date the faux campaign has raised $2975 for the charity, with the goal set at $10,000 by June 30th.  Cake will be donated by Betty Porto of Porto’s Bakery. Champagne and non-alcoholic sparkling beverages will be provided by Massage Envy Spa of Glendale.

WHEN:

5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 31

WHERE:

Massage Envy Spa, 333 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA 91203

Cross streets Lexington and California.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Kellie Peters, It Factory Media, 310.497.4240

PARKING:

Plenty of parking on the street. There are two spaces directly behind Massage Envy – please make arrangements day of event – media only.

BACKGROUND:

On May 9, 2012, Helen McDonagh, owner of Massage Envy Spa of Glendale, inspired by Kim Kardashian’s quip regarding her desire to run for mayorof Glendale, mounted a faux mayoral campaign to raise awareness and funds for Glendale’s needy children.  While McDonagh has no interest in obtaining political office at this time, she is committed to campaigning for the health and wellness of Glendale’s low-income families who, without Glendale Healthy Kids, are not able to provide much needed medical care for their children.

From May 9 through June 30th, to celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, McDonagh is campaigning for “Mayor of Glendale.” All campaign contributions will go to Glendale Healthy Kids, with an ultimate goal of $10,000 in donations.

ABOUT GLENDALE HEALTHY KIDS:

Glendale Healthy Kids mission is to ensure that children have access to health care and health education. Their vision is to create a community in which every child has optimal health. In 1993, the Glendale Memorial Hospital Foundation formed a committee to determine the health needs of under-provided children in the community. A needs assessment revealed that uninsured children of the working poor were particularly limited in their ability to receive preventative care. Local emergency rooms and school nurses were providing primary care to the children who had no other access to physicians, dentists or specialists. As a result, Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, Verdugo Hills Hospital, Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Glendale Unified School District, and the City of Glendale joined together and formed Glendale Healthy Kids. GlendaleHealthyKids.org.

 

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Real Glendale Business Woman, Inspired by Reality Star Kim Kardashian, Mounts Surreal Mayoral Race To Raise Awareness and Funds for Glendale Healthy Kids

Real Glendale Business Woman, Inspired by Reality Star Kim Kardashian, Mounts Surreal Mayoral Race To Raise Awareness and Funds for Glendale Healthy Kids

 

Helen McDonagh, owner of Massage Envy Spa of Glendale, inspired by Kim Kardashian’s quip regarding her desire to run for mayor of Glendale, is mounting a faux mayoral campaign.  While McDonagh has no interest in obtaining political office at this time, she has her heart set on campaigning for the health and wellness of Glendale’s low-income families who, without Glendale Healthy Kids, are not able to provide much needed preventative care for their children. From May 7 through June 30th, to celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, McDonagh will be campaigning for “Mayor of Glendale.” All campaign contributions will go to Glendale Healthy Kids. 

Glendale, California, May 7, 2012—  Reading  the April 30th article in the Glendale News Press regarding Kim Kardashian’s comments about the reality star running for Mayor of Glendale inspired Helen McDonagh. “I decided that I should “throw my hat in the ring,” but to campaign for a good cause.”

McDonagh chose one of her long-time favorite Glendale charities, Glendale Healthy Kids. Her “mayoral race” will kick off this Wednesday during the Taste Of Glendale at her Massage Envy Spa Campaign Headquarters.

The McDonagh for “Mayor” campaign will be taking donations on their Facebook Fan page, Facebook.com/mcdonaghformayor, through the Fundly app and on Fundly.com/mcdonagh-for-mayor. Additionally, from May 7 through June 30th, McDonagh will donate 10% of all gift card sales to Glendale Healthy Kids. To encourage donations, anyone who joins her “Super PAC,” with donations of $100 and up will be given upgrades on massage and spa services. She will also be giving kickbacks (free upgrades) to gift card purchasers.

“We’re hoping we can raise $10,000 or more during my ‘bid for mayor,’” said McDonagh, who has no interest in running for public office at this time. Many speculate that the community-minded business owner will be encouraged to run for office within the next few years.

While Helen McDonagh is no celebrity, she is a well-known voice in the Glendale business community. The President of the Downtown Glendale Merchants Association and owner of Massage Envy Spa of Glendale attends Glendale City Council meetings regularly, donates to many local charities, and often hosts charitable events in the large lobby of her clinic.

As a mother of two children, McDonagh empathizes with parents who struggle to provide adequate health care for their children, such as regular dental visits and checkups, routine physicals and medicine.

Massage Envy Spa of Glendale was awarded Business of the Year by the Glendale Chamber of Commerce and in 2011 was awarded Business of the Year by the Glendale Latino Association.

Campaign contributions: Facebook.com/McDonaghForMayor, Fundly.com/McDonagh-for-Mayor.

For information on purchasing donation gift cards: Massage Envy Spa of Glendale, 333 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale, California, 818.246.ENVY (3689).

About Glendale Healthy Kids

Glendale Healthy Kids mission is to ensure that children have access to health care and health education. Their vision is to create a community in which every child has optimal health. In 1993, the Glendale Memorial Hospital Foundation formed a committee to determine the health needs of underprovided children in the community. A needs assessment revealed that uninsured children of the working poor were particularly limited in their ability to receive preventative care. Local emergency rooms and school nurses were providing primary care to the children who had no other access to physicians, dentists or specialists. As a result, Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, Verdugo Hills Hospital, Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Glendale Unified School District, and the City of Glendale joined together and formed Glendale Healthy Kids. GlendaleHealthyKids.org.

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