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    Masa Restaurant Starts "House Blend Thursdays" to Fight Childhood Obesity

    Todd Kelley (253) 403-1716

    (TACOMA) – Masa Comida Mexicana on Tacoma’s Sixth Avenue is now hosting “Masa House Blend Thursdays-Music for Charity” as a way to fight childhood obesity.

    Every Thursday, Masa hosts an evening of music and dancing to benefit the Mary Bridge Childhood Obesity Clinic. Masa waives the cover charge and instead encourages people to donate $5 to the obesity clinic. So far, the restaurant has raised enough to help with the startup of the childhood obesity program.

    “It is great to host this weekly event of great Northwest bands, all for a good cause,” said Masa owner John Xitco. “Childhood obesity is a serious health threat to children all over the Northwest. We wanted to do something to help Mary Bridge fight this threat.”

    Several local bands including the Vicci Martinez Band, Left Hand Smoke, Kim Archer Band, Handful of Luvin’and others have performed for “House Blend Thursday.”

    Masa Comida Mexicana is located at 2811 6th Ave. in Tacoma. For more information, call (253) 254-0560 or go to


    MultiCare is a leading-edge, integrated health organization made up of four hospitals, numerous primary care and urgent care clinics, multi-specialty centers, Hospice and Home Health services, and many other services. A not-for-profit organization based in Tacoma, Washington since 1882, MultiCare has grown over the years in response to community needs. Today we are the area's largest provider of health care services, serving patients at 93 locations in Pierce, South King, Kitsap and Thurston counties.

    Posted on Nov 21, 2008 in