Massage Envy Clinics Plan to Grab Arthritis by the Bells

Fifteen Los Angeles area Massage Envy clinics have teamed up to sponsor the first annual Jingle Bell Run in the Los Angeles region, a 5K benefitting the Arthritis Foundation.

On Sunday, Dec. 9 at 8 a.m., Brand Boulevard in Glendale will be filled with the sounds of jingle bells as people take to the streets for the first annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk, a holiday themed 5K to raise money and awareness for the Arthritis Foundation. One of the key groups supporting the Jingle Bell Run is Team Envy L.A., comprised of 15 Los Angeles area Massage Envy Clinics. Each clinic owner has donated $1,000 to support the 5K. Additionally, each clinic is offering a half hour gift card to everyone who registers to join Team Envy L.A.

Team Envy L.A. came together when 15 L.A. County Massage Envy clinic owners combined their efforts to support the Jingle Bell Run to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. Along with the financial commitment, each owner has pledged to recruit “team members” to run/walk to help find a cure for arthritis. This is the first time and the first cause they have taken on as a team.

Though they’ve never worked together as a team in this way, each owner is enthusiastic about sharing in the fundraising process, gathering team members, organizing training events, and cheering each other on along the way. According to co-owner and Massage Envy Regional Developer for Los Angeles, Helen McDonagh, “The holidays are all about sharing – and for each of us Massage Envy owners, it means giving your all: donations, time, and five kilometers.”

All are welcome to register as part of Team Envy L.A. Anyone who shows proof of registration as a Massage Envy team member for the Jingle Bell Run is automatically eligible to receive a free half hour Massage Envy gift card. The link to Team Envy L.A.’s page on the Arthritis Foundation’s website is and on the Fan page: