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Foundation News - November 2013

The 2012 Annual Report is Now Available

The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) 2012 Annual Report is now available for your view. The report not only shows how your support works to advance our profession, but also showcases the inner working of the MTF. In this document, you will find a snapshot of all of our programs, and information on how we put your financial support to work. You can view the report on our website here.

Join Team MTF—Running For Research

John Hancock has once again awarded the MTF with three bibs for the Boston Marathon, set to
take place in April of 2014! We are now taking applications for runners who would like to participate and raise money for the MTF. Last year's amazing team of Kathy Borsuk, Tom Heidenberger, and Les Sweeney will also be back to take on the marathon challenge in this historic event. Put on your running shoes to support the MTF: the application deadline is December 1, 2013. You can access the application here.

2014 Grants and Contests Now Open

The Foundation offers many opportunities to advance research about massage therapy. Three different options are available:
• Research Grants-funds research studies investigating the beneficial applications of massage therapy. Deadline to apply: Monday, March 3, 2014.
• Community Service Grants-awarded to charitable organizations that provide massage therapy to those having no or little access to such services. Deadline to apply: Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
• Practitioner and Student Case Report Contests-intended to enhance professional development and research skills. Deadline to apply: Practitioner Case Reports-Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Student Case Reports-Monday, June, 2, 2014.

Thank You to All Who Sponsored and Participated in the 2013 Golf Outing and Donor Reception

The MTF enjoyed a great week in Fort Worth at the 2013 AMTA National Convention. On Wednesday, September 25th, more than 40 golfers played in the 3rd annual MTF Fundraiser hosted by Performance Health. We would like to thank all of the sponsors and participants that made this day a huge success!

On Friday, September 27th, the MTF thanked donors for a great year and received significant donations from AMTA - Florida Chapter, AMTA - Texas Chapter, BIOTONE, Massage Envy, Massage Magazine, and Massage Warehouse. Performance Health also recognized Diana Thompson as the 2013 MTF Humanitarian of the year and generously donated $2,500 in her name. Thompson was also given the MTF Distinguished Self Service Award. We would like to thank all who were in attendance that night and look forward to seeing you next year.



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