Hand & Stone Partners with the American Cancer Society

Sep 26, 2019in news
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We're excited to annouce a new partnership between the American Cancer Society (ACS) and Hand & Stone Massage and Facial
Spas. For Hand & Stone, the partnership is not just about helping spread the word about the great work the American Cancer Society is doing to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the world in the fight against cancer. It is also about taking the power of our 400+ spas,
1,500 system-wide employees, and nearly 500,000 members to help raise money for this one-of-a-kind organization, while continuing to further educate the public about the powerful benefits of massage as a complementary therapy for individuals recovering from cancer and their caregivers.

The American Cancer Society relies on donations to continue funding breakthrough research, providing free lodging for patients and caregivers near their treatment, providing a 24/7/365 live helpline, giving rides to patients to and from treatment, and much, much more.

“It’s fair to say that cancer in some way, shape or form, has touched all of our lives. That’s why when we looked to partner with an organization, the American Cancer Society with their mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer was the obvious cause we could all get behind,” said Todd Leff, President and CEO for Hand & Stone Massage and Facial
Spas.

According to Kate Steele, Director, Regional Corporate Relations at the America Cancer Society, “We are
thrilled that Hand & Stone has selected us as their first ‘national’ charitable partner. Our best partners are those who are aligned with our mission and Hand & Stone – being a health and wellness company – truly understands what we are trying to achieve and wants to help us in any way they can to reach our goals.”

Like the American Cancer Society, Hand & Stone has always had a focus on wellness, particularly for those who are fighting cancer. Massage can be an excellent alternative or complementary therapy to alleviate pain and decrease anxiety for some cancer patients. Many
Hand & Stone spas in fact, offer specialty “Oncology Massages”. The partnership was the next obvious step for Hand & Stone.

“For the past few years, during Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, our individual spas have partneredwith local charities to help build awareness and provide donations to worthy cancer-related charities in their own communities. Franchisee support of these local
promotions has been deeply satisfying for us. We agreed that 2019 was the time to take that power of giving to all 400-plus spas to unite for a cause that is so dear to many of us at our corporate office, out in the field and to our members and customers,” added Leff.

Starting on September 30th in Boston, Hand & Stone and the ACS will provide exclusive $10 gift cards at many of their Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events across the country. These events are three-to five mile walks honoring breast cancer survivors and raising
awareness about steps we can take to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer. The initial partnership will culminate in an October/November campaign where a $1 contribution will be made by our spas on service enhancements including our Foot Treatment, Hand Treatment,
Peppermint Scalp Massage, and NuFace Facial  Upgrade with a corporate match for each $1 given.

Hand & Stone is thrilled to partner with such an outstanding organization and looks forward to bringing the power of our 400+ spas to work to help the ACS attack cancer from every angle! Stay tuned for more details from your local spa, or for ways you can help now, go to https://donate3.cancer.org/.