zetalogoWEBHAMPTON/NEWPORT NEWS, Va.—The Alpha Beta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority has teamed up with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Peninsula and local certified massage therapists (CMTs) to offer the second annual Chair Massage-a-thon. The purpose of this event is to support breast cancer research, raise community awareness about breast cancer and highlight the benefits of massage to prevent stress by providing a better quality of life through massage therapy.

All funds will go to the American Cancer Society in support of research, treatments, and mammograms and to ultimately find a cure for breast cancer. Chair massages will serve as a source of relaxation as patrons are made aware of the benefits and importance of regular distressing techniques.

This event will be Saturday, September 26, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST at Centura College in Newport News, Virginia.

Local CMTs will provide 15-minute chair massages for $10 and the student therapist will provide 10-minute chair massage for $5 to raise money for breast cancer. Additionally, each therapist was asked to create a gift basket or item from their company to be gifted away.

Alpha Beta Zeta Chapter has received outstanding results from local businesses that have also donated items to be gifted away. At least 30 CMTs have been requested but more are welcome and appreciated. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be held inside Centura College in Newport News which is a donated location. Centura College will also be providing other activities for the family, come out and enjoy the day!

The Alpha Beta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority looks forward to hosting this benefit and to keeping this as an annual project for years to come. All attendees and interested parties are also invited to attend the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at 10 a.m. EST on October 11, 2015, at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia.

About Katrina Foster

Katrina Foster is the chapter’s chairperson for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer as well as a Certified Massage Therapist, CMT and Instructor at Centura College. Foster, the owner and sole operator of Sunset Spa, is a Navy Veteran who served her country abroad and afterwards wanted to provide a service back to her community. Sunset Spa was originally located in Yorktown, Virginia with the purpose of easing tension and stress through massage. She can be contacted at (757) 532-2742.