Monday, April 8, 2013

Massage Without Borders... Help Needed!

For today's post, I wanted to share with you some information about an organization called "Massage Without Borders".  A good friend of mine, Kate Hudak, volunteers with MWB and I wanted to highlight their great work!  Thanks to Mallory Sly for providing this great info.

Who are we? Massage Without Borders (MWB) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide immediate or temporary relief to practitioners in the healing arts community during times of crisis. The organization is made up of President William Fee, VP's KJ Burley and Vicky Karr, Treasurer Naomi Baker, Secretary Kate Hudak, Executive Director Gloria Coppola, and the many volunteers that help MWB achieve their goals and spread awareness about the cause.

What do we do? Since the first S.O.S. received last October, we have raised over $18,000 in supplies, food, and funds, and distributed $4000 of that in cash. We have given tables, food baskets, and of course plenty of hugs to these bodyworkers in need. We also have the Adopt A Student campaign, raising money for scholarships for those who struggle to pay for the great education they deserve.

How do we do it? Awareness is spread through our Facebook page and blog, and we have multiple fundraising opportunities in the works...right now an Artistry E-Auction and our National Event will be happening this May and Volunteers are also putting together their own local fundraisers as well. For more information on events coming up, as well as forms for participation in the events visit our website at You can also find the volunteer application there; check it out and think about becoming a part of this great organization of massage therapists helping massage therapists. Everyone has a skill we can use, so why not use it to help others?

If you have any questions or would like to know more about being a volunteer, you can also email at


A massage therapist from Kansas, Julie Bunnel required immediate brain surgery. Julie is a loving being, volunteers at the animal shelter, takes in foster dogs and is only 27 years old. Julie is always helping support others including the arts.

Today, she was told she must have immediate surgery. As a self-employed massage therapist Julie does not have health insurance.

Massage Without Borders is working hard to help Julie cover the cost of this brain surgery...  FInd out how you can help here:


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