Massage Envy hosts benefit dinner & auction for Arthritis Foundation

August 17, 2016

Over 50 million Americans, including 300,000 children, have arthritis, making it the #1 cause of disability in the country. Massage Envy and the Arthritis Foundation share a common understanding about the devastating effects of arthritis and the potential for massage therapy to relieve and control certain symptoms. Healing Hands for Arthritis, a one-day, in-clinic nationwide event raises over $1 million for the Arthritis Foundation.

Massage Envy Asheville is partnering with Mix 96.5 to raise awareness for the condition as well as money to help those affected by hosting a ticketed dinner at Strada Italiano on Thursday, September 15th, including a silent auction where 100% of the proceeds go to the Arthritis Foundation. 

Local businesses are invited to get involved either through sponsorship or by donating a gift to be included in the silent auction. Contact Dawn Larsen at (828) 255-8900, ext. 102.

Event Details

Date:                    Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Time:                    Doors open at 5:30 pm, the seated dinner starts at 6:15 pm with a silent auction running until 7:30 pm

Location:               Strada Italiano, 27 Broadway, Asheville, NC  28801

Special Guests:    Mix 96.5’s Tammy & Dex as well as Arthritis Foundation Executive Director Leanne Skipper

The downtown restaurant will be closed to the public. Chef Anthony Cerrato created a special 3-course menu featuring ingredients with anti-inflammatory properties for the occasion.

Passed Appetizers & Prosecco (21 and older)
Course 1: Local Greens & Berry Salad
Course 2: Yellow Curry and Basmati Rice with Cashews and your choice of Chicken, Salmon or Paneer
Course 3: Homemade Organic Coconut and Blueberry Gelato

Cash bar available. Free parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis in the parking lot of HomeTrust Bank, located at 10 Woodfin Street.

Ticket price of $55 includes restaurant taxes and gratuity. Please alert to any special dietary restrictions/allergies no later than September 12th.

Tickets can be purchased with cash/check/CC in advance at either Massage Envy Asheville locations (354 Merrimon Avenue or 1863 Hendersonville Road). Credit card purchases can be made at