One Week Left to Join the Massage Therapy Foundation's Virtual Fun Run

Get active and help benefit massage therapy research!

There is still time to help the Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) reach their goal in honor of the Foundation's 30th anniversary. The MTF's Virtual Fun Run only has one week left, and they need your help to reach their goal.

Simply walk, run, or complete another activity of your choice for 30 minutes between August 18–September 18, 2020.

Visit the MTF's Virtual Fun Run page for more information or to start your own fundraising page. Raise $30 to kick off your fundraiser and receive a personalized printable bib. Reach different fundraising goals to receive fun MTF swag!

Additionally, MTF's 2020 Virtual Run Gift Sponsor, Massage Warehouse, will give away one massage table per week to a lucky winner! They have only had a handful of new sign-ups each week, so the odds are in your favor!

Starting a fundraiser is a fun and easy COVID-19-safe way to support the massage therapy profession and bring the benefits of massage to underserved populations.

For more information on the Massage Therapy Foundation, visit www.massagetherapyfoundation.org.

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