DALLAS, TX 4/28/2009 08:47 PM GMT (TransWorldNews) An Arlington, Texas police officer who founded a charity golf tournament to help the families of deceased officers has been honored with an award recognizing his police work and volunteer service.
Officer Blake Miller is the first recipient of the Most-Stressed Award from Massage Envy. He will receive free massages for an entire year at any of the 25 Dallas/Fort Worth Massage Envy clinics.
“We salute Officer Miller for his commitment and courage in the line of duty,” said Lance O’Pry, Dallas/Fort Worth regional developer for Massage Envy clinics, the leading provider of massage therapy in the U.S. “He has gone uncounted extra miles for his fellow officers and his community. We are deeply honored to recognize this dedicated public servant.”
Officer Miller founded the Craig Hanking Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit deceased officers’ families. As a volunteer, he built a playground in a poor Arlington neighborhood.
Officer Miller is a 21-year veteran of the police department. He was nominated by his wife, Cindy, who wrote, “My policeman husband is an American hero… He is up for two days at a time with shootings and other crime… As the Arlington police spokesperson, he is on call 24 hours a day. He is overwhelmed.” [Ms. Miller’s full nomination submission is below.]
Ms. Miller’s first husband, Craig Hanking, also an Arlington police officer, died in 1994 in the line of duty. Officer Miller was his training officer, and was the one to inform Cindy of his death. “He named our son ‘Craig’ after my first husband,” Ms. Miller said.
Larry Stout, Massage Envy owner presented Ms. Miller with a one year Massage Envy certificate as well. “Cindy deserves a break as much as Blake. Cindy has gone above and beyond and we wanted to show her that she is appreciated,” commented Stout.
The Miller’s received their first massage on Tuesday, April 21 at the Massage Envy Southlake West location (250 Randol Mill, Suite 100 Southlake, TX 76092).
For more information on Massage Envy go to http://www.massageenvy.com/.
At Massage Envy, an introductory 1-hour massage session (a 50-minute massage and time for consultation and dressing) is just $39. Memberships are available for $49 per month and include a 1-hour massage session. Members can also enjoy unlimited additional 1-hour massage sessions at the $39 member rate.
Massage Envy Limited, LLC is a national franchise of massage therapy clinics dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage services to consumers with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has opened 500 clinics in 38 states in just over five years, with 300 more franchises currently under development from coast to coast and 25 locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. For more information about Massage Envy, visit the website at www.MassageEnvy.com. *Not all types of massage available at all clinics.