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Massage Envy, the nations premier massage clinic chain, takes their commitment to healthy minds and bodies a step further and gets out the pink ribbons for a very worthy cause. Massage Envy clinics throughout Chicagoland will host their first annual Massage for the Cure event all day on Monday, July 28, offering free one-hour therapeutic massages to help in the fight against breast cancer and collecting donations for the worthy cause. 100% of the customer donations collected that day will benefit the Chicagoland Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The event is open to the public and requires an appointment at any of the 14 Chicagoland Massage Envy clinics, with another location opening soon near downtown Chicago. The suggested donation is the value of the massage ($78), but any amount will be accepted. Several vendors will donate their products and numerous therapists will donate their tips for the day. All donations from Massage for the Cure will support breast cancer research as well as breast cancer education, screening and treatment initiatives in the Chicagoland area.

Massage for the Cure, an annual tradition for Massage Envy in several other markets, has raised over $350,000 to support local breast cancer efforts in just four years, and Chicago is expected to show similar generosity in contributions to the search for a cure. This year, Massage Envy's goal is to maintain maximum occupancy all day at each of its Chicagoland locations and increase the amount of funds raised for breast cancer programs.

"Massage Envy is extremely proud to be a supporter of the Chicagoland Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and we greatly value the partnership that we have developed to raise funds for breast cancer efforts in our community" said John Leonesio, CEO and founder of Massage Envy. This is a great chance to remember and honor those who have been affected by breast cancer, whether it is a spouse, parent, sibling or friend, through the relaxation of a massage.

Every three minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer, according to Komen for the Cure. The organization reports that American women have a 1 in 8 (12%) chance of developing breast cancer at some time in their lives. It is estimated that, in 2008, about 182,460 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women and about 40,480 women will die from the disease in the United States alone.

"We are so grateful for the support generated by Massage for the Cure and the dedication of Massage Envys owners, employees and clients, said Karen Kliebhan, Development Manager of the Chicagoland Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. This is certainly one of our larger fundraisers, and we are very fortunate to have so many Chicagoans dedicated to helping our cause through this fun event. We are hopeful that, through the generosity of people like this, we will one day have a cure for breast cancer.

Appointments for Massage for the Cure can be made beginning Monday, July 21 and are limited to one reservation per person. Contact any Chicagoland Massage Envy clinic directly at 866-922-ENVY or visit

About Massage Envy

Massage Envy Limited, LLC is a national franchise of massage clinics dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage services to consumers with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Founded in 2002 and based in Arizona, Massage Envy is now a $300 million-a-year company with 402 open operating clinics, and 350 franchises under development in 36 states. Massage Envy strives to take massages out of the elite and make them available to everyone through a monthly membership plan similar to those offered at health clubs. The clinics offer an introductory massage for $39 and a $59 monthly membership fee which includes one massage, plus the option to receive additional massages for $39 each month. To make an appointment for a massage or for information about monthly memberships, contact any Chicagoland Massage Envy clinic directly at 866-922-ENVY or visit for more information.

Chicagoland Massage Envy Locations

Wilmette 3232 Lake Ave. Unit 165; In Eden's Plaza at Skokie and Lake Boulevard near Carson's; (847) 267-0101

Wheeling 701 N. Milwaukee Ave.; In Prairie Crossings at Milwaukee Ave and Lake Cook Rd in front of the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel; (847) 537-9500

Glen Ellyn 709 Roosevelt Road; In Glen Ellyn Crossing at the Southwest corner of Roosevelt and Nicoll Way, down from Starbuck's; (630) 790-4400

Schaumburg 600 E Golf Rd; In Golfwood Square Shopping Center at Golf Rd and Plum Grove behind Panera Bread; (847) 843-ENVY (3689)

Wheaton 211 Rice Lake Square Suite A; In Rice Lake Square at Butterfield and Naperville Roads next to SteinMart; (630) 510-ENVY (3689)

Palatine 728 E. Dundee Rd.; In the Dundee Point at NWC Rand Rd & Dundee Rd; (847) 991-1010

Tinley Park 7246 W. 191st St.; In the Brookside Marketplace at 191st Street and Harlem Avenue, across from Target; (815) 469-4400

Vernon Hills 701 N. Milwaukee Avenue Suite 180; In the Rivertree Court Shopping Center on Milwaukee Avenue between Best Buy and Petsmart; (847) 367-1010

Lake Zurich 299 S Rand Rd; In the North Lake Commons at NWC Rand Road and Route 22 down from Dominick's; (847) 438-9100

Hoffman Estates 2652 New Sutton Road; In The Poplar Creek Crossing at Routes 59 & 72 next to Lane Bryant; (847) 645-1700

South Naperville 2775 Showplace Drive Suite 107; In the Galleria at Naperville Crossings on the Northwest Corner of Route 59 & 95th Street in front of the Showplace Theater; (630) 717-ENVY (3689)

South Elgin 600 Randall Road; In the Silver Glen Crossing at Randall Road and Silver Glen next to Chili's; (847) 888-8500

Geneva Commons 26 Commons Drive; In the Southwest Corner of the Geneva Commons Shopping Center across from Bombay Kids and behind Anthropologie; (630) 208-0100

Oswego 1770 Douglas Ave; In the Gerry Centennial Plaza at Ogden (RT. 34) and Douglas Avenue; (630) 554-5055

Coming Soon

Streeterville (Coming Soon) 345 East Ohio Street - Located on the south side of Ohio Street in between Fairbanks/Columbus and McClurg Court and just 2 1/2 blocks east of Michigan Avenue

About Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the worlds largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like Massage for the Cure, we have invested more than $1 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

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Added by ajaniszewski on June 3, 2008

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