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Campaigning for the Health of Glendale Kids

Posted by on May 17th, 2012 and filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Helen McDonagh, owner of Massage Envy Spa of Glendale, inspired by Kim Kardashian’s quip regarding her desire to run for mayor of Glendale, is mounting a faux mayoral campaign. While McDonagh has no interest in obtaining political office at this time, she has her heart set on campaigning for the health and wellness of Glendale’s low-income families who, without Glendale Healthy Kids, are not able to provide much needed preventative care for their children. From May 7 through June 30 and to celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, McDonagh will be campaigning for “Mayor of Glendale.” All campaign contributions will go to Glendale Healthy Kids.

Glendale Healthy Kids mission is to ensure that children have access to health care and health education. Their vision is to create a community in which every child has optimal health.

“I decided that I should throw my hat in the ring, but to campaign for a good cause,” McDonagh said.

McDonagh chose one of her long-time favorite Glendale charities, Glendale Healthy Kids, to benefit from her campaigning. Her “mayoral race” had its kick off during the Taste of Glendale at her Massage Envy Spa Campaign Headquarters.

The McDonagh for Mayor campaign will be taking donations on their Facebook Fan page, Facebook.com/mcdonaghformayor, through the Fundly app and on Fundly.com/mcdonagh-for-mayor. Additionally, through June 30, McDonagh will donate 10% of all gift card sales to Glendale Healthy Kids.

To encourage donations, anyone who joins her “Super PAC,” with donations of $100 and up, will be given upgrades on massage and spa services. She will also be giving kickbacks (free upgrades) to gift card purchasers.

“We’re hoping we can raise $10,000 or more during my ‘bid for mayor,’” said McDonagh.

While Helen McDonagh is not a celebrity, she is a well-known voice in the Glendale business community. President of the Downtown Glendale Merchants Association and owner of Massage Envy Spa of Glendale she attends Glendale City Council meetings regularly, donates to many local charities and often hosts charitable events in the large lobby of her clinic.

As a mother of two children, McDonagh empathizes with parents who struggle to provide adequate health care for their children, such as regular dental visits and checkups, routine physicals and medicine.

For information on purchasing donation gift cards, contact Massage Envy Spa of Glendale, 333 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale or call (818) 246-ENVY (3689).

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