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Friends of Elaine Calenda are uniting to raise funds in support after her recent diagnosis of an aggressive form of cancer.


Our long-time friend, colleague, and teacher, Elaine Calenda has recently been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Being part of such a powerful and healing community, we know Elaine will be surrounded in abundant thoughts, prayers, and healing support.

In order to be there for her during this difficult time we have established the following: For those who wish to share encouraging words, memories, photos, etc., we have set up an email address to be accessible to Elaine:

These words, memories, and photos will be compiled into a beautiful memory book for Elaine to cherish.

Set up a PayPal account to collect monetary donations. To donate, please visit, the e-mail to donate to is

The influence Elaine has had on the massage community is immeasurable. This Sunday, June 17th, Honora Wolfe, one of the founders of the Boulder College of Massage Therapy, will be presenting a "Lifetime Achievement Award" for Elaine, who will unfortunately be unable to be present for the ceremony.

During the next few weeks, we hope to establish other forms of supporting Elaine through various fundraisers, clinics, donations, etc. We are asking the community to support her in any way they can, and to be considerate of her need for space during this time. Please limit all communication with her be limited to the email address provided above, and that any questions for how to partner with us in supporting her be directed to Jill Brekken (

We know you join us in offering your overwhelming support to this incredible woman who has given so much to this community and to this field. We will keep you updated on how we intend to further support her in the upcoming weeks.

Wendy and Jill
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