Massage Heights, a leader of professional, affordable and convenient therapeutic massage and facial services, announced today it raised $31,500 for its nonprofit organization, the Massage Heights Family Fund, Inc., during a fundraising event at its annual international franchising conference last month in Nashville, Tennessee. Founded in 2014, the Massage Heights Family Fund helps to provide financial relief and assistance to U.S. Massage Heights Retreat team members and their families in time of crisis, need or hardship.
"The team members are so important to the Massage Heights family, that we wanted to find a way to support them when faced with unforeseen circumstances that threaten their life, health, safety, or welfare, which is why the Massage Heights Family Fund was established," said Patricia Zweig-Franson, founding president and chairman of the Massage Heights Family Fund. "Our goal is to always be there to lend a helping hand to those who are so vital to the Massage Heights family, and I'm thrilled to announce that we are already breaking donation records with the funds raised so far this year. We couldn't be more proud of the impact that the Family Fund has had and continues to have on the team members, and we are excited for the coming year.
Since 2015, the Massage Heights Family Fund has helped more than 15 team members and their families. This year, Massage Heights has set a goal of raising $100,000 for the Family Fund in an effort to increase the ability to assist grant applicants in a more impactful way.
"With more than 145 Retreats across North America, Massage Heights franchisees employ more than 3,000 team members and we want to be in a position to help anyone who comes to the Family Fund for assistance," said Shane Evans, co-founder and president of Massage Heights. "We've set a lofty goal of raising $100,000, but know that with my inspiring mother, Patricia, and the generosity of our members, guests, franchisees, Retreat team members, corporate staff and others, we can reach it."
For more information about the Massage Heights Family Fund or to make a donation, visit http://www.massageheightsfamilyfund.org.
About the Massage Heights Family Fund
The Massage Heights Family Fund was established in Fall 2014 by Glenn Franson, Jr., and his mother, Patricia Zweig-Franson, following the experience of Massage Heights co-founder and president Shane Evans' experience on CBS' hit series Undercover Boss. The Massage Heights Family Fund provides short-term financial assistance to U.S. Massage Heights Retreat team members who are facing extraordinary unplanned events, challenges, or a crisis in their lives. The Family Fund's ability to support its noble purpose is fueled by donations from members, guests, Retreat team members, strategic partners, the Massage Heights corporate team, vendors, and the board of directors, among others.