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.

 

###