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$1 For Every Massage!

You can help by getting massages! Each time you do, we’ll donate $1. You can also make a personal donation at the time of your appointment, but it is completely voluntary.

Thanks to your loyalty, donations, and our charitable efforts, The Bostong Bodyworker has already surpassed our original goal to raise $10,000 for The One Fund in time for this year’s Boston Marathon!

Our Goal For $10,000

We are thrilled, proud, and thankful to have raised more than $10,000 for The One Fund! The past year has been a time of healing, rebuilding, bonding, and perseverance. With the running of The Boston Marathon only days away, we feel honored to make a donation to The One Fund on all of our patients and employees behalves. Thank you to all of you who have called, emailed and spoken with me in the past year about our efforts to help The One Fund.

One Run For Boston

Thank you to all of our patients who helped make our partnership with One Run for Boston an epic success. We were humbled and privileged to be a part of something so spectacular. Check out pictures from the final leg of this incredible cross-country run on the One Run for Boston website!

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“Now we are at a time for healing and rebuilding. At The Boston Bodyworker, we are committed to helping the victims of the marathon bombings. Their struggles have only just begun. This is why we have established a goal of raising $10,000.00 by next year’s 118th Boston Marathon.

The Boston Bodyworker has teamed up with “One Run For Boston”, a 501c3 charity raising money to support the victims of the marathon bombings. 100% of donation go directly to the OneFund, a charity established by Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. We will achieve this goal by donating $1 for every massage we provide over the next year leading up to the marathon For those who want to be a part of our cause, additional contributions are gladly accepted, but certainly not necessary.

The events of marathon Monday will resonate with all of us for a lifetime. The unspeakable actions for two misguided individuals has cast a dark cloud over what is known to be the most sacred and hallowed days for this city and state. Patriots Day commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolution. It is observed only in Massachusetts and Maine (once considered MA). Patriots Day is a time of great family traditions that typically involve the watching/running of the Boston Marathon as well as the atypical 11:00 am start of a Red Sox game that conveniently ends in time so Kenmore Square crescendos into a vociferous spectacle of fans cheering the runners down the home stretch into Copley Square.

The events of April 15, 2013 have touched us all. As you all know, we are located just past the finish line (26.3) and are massage therapists for countless marathoners. We were very fortunate to be out of harm’s way on Marathon Monday, but the 10 days that followed were not as fortunate, as we were forced to close our doors. There was an immediate impact on the business as well as my staff who are paid primarily by each patient they treat. Regardless of these events, the bills still continue to role in. However, what I have seen from the community and our patients has been nothing short of extraordinary. Many of the 240 patients who had appointments canceled were graciously calling and saying that they would still like us to charge them so their therapists can get paid. While I did not charge anyone, in spite of their requests, I will definitely find a way to compensate my staff. They, like all of you, were “on call” each and every day until late at night, not knowing if we would be open the next day. In times of crisis, you really get an insight into who is part of the team and can see the bigger picture, or who is in it for themselves. I can say with 100% confidence that every single one of my employees was on board to whatever it took to help the business and our patients. I was confident of this fact prior, but now I am absolutely certain of it.

My staff and I all will feel the pinch from this, but I am confident that we will return even stronger. We re-opened this past Thursday and the ground swell of support from the community to not just my business, but all the businesses along Boylston Street, tells me the same thing I have always believed – Good will ALWAYS triumph over evil. I never wish this atrocity upon any person or city, but it does smack a community and humanity in the face like Cher in Moonstruck and says “Snap out of it!” What the country and world saw and tagged as “Boston Strong”, is certainly accurate and I am proud of my community. Boston is the greatest city in the world (in my humble opinion), but what we all witnessed was not necessarily just “Boston Strong” but rather “Humanity Strong”. Plain and simple. This is what human beings do when evil rears its head. Not just Americans, but human beings around the globe. Regardless of whether you live in Boston, Newtown or the UK, this is what HUMANITY does when evil comes calling and THIS is why good will always triumph over evil. If we fear evil, it wins. If we face evil, it runs; every time. Like the “Whack a Mole” game, it will pop up somewhere else, sometime, but WE will not go and hide. Like you saw in Watertown, we will hunt it down and squash it.

Now we are at a time for healing and rebuilding. At The Boston Bodyworker, we are committed to helping the victims of the marathon bombings. Their struggles have only just begun. This is why we have established a goal of raising $10,000.00 by next year’s 118th Boston Marathon.

The Boston Bodyworker has teamed up with “One Run For Boston”, a 501c3 charity raising money to support the victims of the marathon bombings. 100% of donation go directly to the OneFund, a charity established by Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. We will achieve this goal by donating $1 for every massage we provide over the next year leading up to the marathon For those who want to be a part of our cause, additional contributions are gladly accepted, but certainly not necessary.

My staff and I look forward to greeting each and every one of you back into our home in Copley Square where we will, on the third Monday of April, reclaim what is rightfully OUR day and once again show evil that good has prevailed once again.

Be Strong!

Drew Freedman, Owner
The Boston Bodyworker

Update

On July 1st 2013, One Run For Boston made running history by becoming the first ever non-stop relay to run across America from Los Angeles to Boston.

Over 2000 runners helped complete the 3300 mile journey. They raised $91,000 for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and an inspirational running community was born.

Update

January 4, 2014