AMTA-FL Chapter Gives Donation to Massage Therapy Foundation, MASSAGE MagazineFort Worth, TX. The Florida chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA-FL) announced last week at the AMTA National Convention its donation to support the Massage Therapy Foundation.

Karen Roth, president of the AMTA-FL chapter, said, “We are dedicated to the advancement of our profession through research. Through the support of our members and the direction of the board, we are able to make this significant $20,000 contribution to the Massage Therapy Foundation and the wonderful work they are doing!

Roth said, “With 2013 being a license renewal year in Florida, we launched an Education with the Stars Tour, in which we brought in some of the best educators from across the nation including Art Riggs, Nancy Porambo, Lauren Cates and James Waslaski. This successful tour and the support from our more than 3,000 AMTA Florida chapter members enabled the AMTA-FL chapter to make the decision to give back to our profession through the Massage Therapy Foundation. We are delighted to be a part of the amazing work the foundation is doing!”

The donation was made official during the MTF Donor Reception held at the Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel and Spa, on Sept. 27.

Ruth Werner, president of the Massage therapy Foundation, said, “We have always known that the Florida chapter has supported the Massage Therapy Foundation in principle. This year, they completely outdid themselves and set a new record for chapter giving with their check of $20,000. The Massage Therapy Foundation is so grateful for this support, and we promise to put it to excellent use.”

About the Massage Therapy Foundation

The Massage Therapy Foundation is a 501(c) 3 public charity, with a mission to advance the knowledge and practice of massage by supporting scientific research, education and community service. Learn more at

About AMTA-FLA Chapter

The Florida Chapter of the AMTA is a nonprofit organization designed by massage therapists for massage therapists and has more than 3,000 active members. For more information on the Florida chapter of the AMTA, visit