–On February 19th and 20th, American Institute, NJ formerly known as Fox Institute, NJ
partnered up with the Last Resort Animal Rescue and Sanctuary to raise money to assist the organization in saving the lives of animals. Twenty-five Massage Therapy students along with Ms. Scherri Moten, a massage instructor from American Institute, NJ formerly known as Fox Institute, NJ,
volunteered from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. both days to give massages on campus. To raise money for The Last Resort Rescue organization the students offered one hour massages by appointment for only $20. The students offered four different types of one hour massages which include Swedish, Sports, Therapeutic and Shiatsu. The appointment blocks were booked solid. The total raised by the students from the massage clinic was $1480.00. The school offered more than just massages at the event; The Last Resort Rescue also had a delicious bake sale with treats for humans and their four-legged friends to enjoy. The bake sale raised $303.60, for a grand total of 1783.60 raised for the organization. The Last Resort Rescue also sold merchandise including doggie bandanas, magnets, cups and notepads. The Last Resort Animal Rescue and Sanctuary is located in West Milford, NJ and was founded in July of 2008, since then they have been saving the lives of animals and finding them loving homes. Without donations and fundraising the organization would not be able to save the lives of so many animals each year. For more information on The Last Resort Animal Rescue Sanctuary please visit their website at http://www.thelastresortrescue.com/
. “This is a great event to have on our campus. Just knowing we were doing our part to help animals find forever homes made everyone feel really good,” said Hilda Diaz, Campus President of American Institute, NJ formerly known as Fox Institute, NJ.
“The students also enjoyed getting some great practical experience as well. A special thank you goes out to Selene Del Valle, our Massage Therapy Program Director for making this all happen. I am sure the animals we helped to save will be forever grateful.” Randy Proto, CEO of American Institute, NJ
added, “I care very much about animals. It is unfortunate how many of them are subject to too much cruelty. They need the help of humans who understand their vulnerabilities and who try to protect them. The Last Resort Animal Rescue and Sanctuary is a great organization with a great mission. I hope the efforts of our massage therapy students assisted it in making the difference for many animals. Congrats on raising money for such a great cause.”