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Not-For-Profit Cited as Fresh, New and Welcome Way to Give Back to the World

Scottsdale, AZ, February 15, 2013 – The Hands That Rock (THTR) attended the annual Tour Link Conference, held in January, 2013 to rave reviews by attendees. THTR Board Directors Darcy Lynch and Cindy Gottfried were present to network with colleagues and make new friends on behalf of the charity. THTR is an organization with a mission to bring the magic of music to underserved communities throughout the United States. Founded by Darcy Lynch, a resident Rhode Islander, and founder of Stage Hands Massage Therapy, the organization will provide “Chair Massages” for audiences at major concerts and events with net proceeds supporting music programs in cooperation with local music outreach organizations.

“Each year we attend Tour Link for Stage Hands Massage, our brand visibility strengthens exponentially,” says Lynch. “It appears industry colleagues now not only expect our presence but also look forward to it as we also do theirs. This year we introduced The Hands That Rock and we found the conference invaluable for all attendees in this regard. We had not only an incredibly fun social visit with many old colleagues and industry icons, but also met and networked with many new fresh faces.”

Particularly important this year was industry recognition of THTR. In one of the panel discussions, titled “Leaving a Mark, The Future is Giving Back,” moderated by Charlie Hernandez and paneled by Melissa Allgood, Cory O’Donnell, Mike Savas and Jake Berry, THTR received a notable and honorable mention as a new charity in the industry and as a fresh, new and welcome way of giving back.

“We’d like to thank in particular Chris Cogswell, Managing Director of Mobile Productions, along with colleague and Stage Hands Massage client, Henry Bordeaux (Tour Link Coordinator), and Nick Gold (Tour Link and Hands That Rock Board member),” says Gottfried. “We are grateful to the whole Tour Link management team (Joe Farriella, Chuck Randall, Michael Beck, Seth Sheck, Maria Marquez and Anna Cherry) for taking great care of us and running another well-executed and well-attended conference at the Talking Stick Resort. We’d also like to extend our thanks to our amazing AZ massage therapist team who volunteered and providing massage and healing to conference attendees.”

Darcy Lynch and Cindy Gottfried were also asked by conference coordinators to present the Pyro Award at the Top Dog Award ceremony, along with THTR chairman of the board and spokesperson, Tom Bensen. Darcy and Cindy were invited to honor Kevin Lyman with a handmade quilt by Darcy made from vintage Rock ‘n Roll t-shirts as a thanks for his continued trust in and support of THTR.

“Our THTR presentation at the award ceremony informed the music industry audience of our 2012 success in both the number of festivals who invited us to provide massage services (both back stage to artists as well FOH to spectators) in order to raise money for charity, and the total amount raised within only 4 months of our inception,” states Lynch. “Everyone was particularly impressed with our goals for 2013. For 2013, THTR not only has repeat invitations from our presence at most of the 2012 festivals, but we have also nearly achieved adding enough new festivals to meet our goal of 70 festivals for 2013. Money raised will be donated to the charities of the festivals’ choice or be donated to our key charity: Little Kids Rock”

Tour Link also provided a platform for which the attending THTR board members could hold a monthly board meeting. One of the key suggestions for next steps in this meeting was to identify and target company sponsorship partners for additional revenue and provision of funding for HTR operations in order enable HTR to increase its charitable fundraising.

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