The holiday season just snuck right up on us, didn’t it? And with it, the opportunity to
consider conscious and conscientious charitable giving.
It is important to me to make gifts to organizations that align with my values. The
massage-related non-profits closest to my heart are the Massage Therapy Foundation
(MTF) and Healwell.
I served on the Board of Trustees of the Massage Therapy Foundation, I was the
President from 2010-2014, and I continue to volunteer in various ways for them. The
MTF taught me the importance of research literacy—a skill I use every single day.
And Healwell is a movement, as much as it is an organization—they bring skilled
massage therapy to medically complicated patients, by setting up relationships with
hospitals, and by educating massage therapists—not just in the art of hospital-based
massage, but in all kinds of ways: from increasing our awareness of inherent biases, to
being more comfortable with the dying process, to increasing our skills in information
Healwell and the MTF recently got together for an Interdisciplinary podcast, to discuss
what the MTF is up to these days. It was inspiring and exciting, and it renewed my
love for both Healwell and the MTF—I am proud to be a monthly donor to both. And I
have a way to share that enthusiasm with you.
So here’s the deal: I invite you to become a monthly donor to either Healwell, or the
MTF, or both. The official rules say that for a promotion like this, no donation can be
required, and I am a rule-follower. So how much you commit is up to you and your
karma—the drawing will be blinded and random. Technically it can be for $0/month. I
hope you’ll consider at least $5/month or more. Do this by January 1, 2023, and let
me know about it, and you will be entered in a drawing for a custom-made hand-
painted silk scarf.*
Pretty sweet, right?
Imagine one of these for you or someone you love:
So do me a solid: support the MTF, or Healwell, or both— and let me paint a scarf for you!
Once you make your monthly commitment, upload a digital receipt or screenshot of your confirmation here to be entered to win.