The Jacquelyn Project

Raising funds for breast cancer-related MTF Community Service projects

The Jacquelyn Project honors Jacquelyn (Dahneke) Penrose’s life and legacy while raising funds for the Massage Therapy Foundation through her father, Marshall Dahneke, running the April 2023 Boston Marathon.

From Marshall: “Jacquelyn (Dahneke) Penrose passed away in February 2022 from metastatic breast cancer after years of surviving this terrible disease. She was and is a beautiful person and left a wonderful legacy during her too-short 32-year mortal life span. She was the first runner in our family, setting the standard for the rest of us to follow. She certainly loved massage when she was able to enjoy the benefits! In Jacquelyn’s honor, I have qualified for and will run the 2023 Boston Marathon to raise funds for the Massage Therapy Foundation (a 501 c3 non-profit) which advances massage research, education, and supports targeted community service project, including to aid those suffering from breast cancer. Please join me on this journey to remember Jacquelyn and do further good in her name and legacy!”

Visit the Jacquelyn Project home page at

Do you work for an organization providing MT to cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, or healthcare professionals? Through the generosity of The Jacquelyn Project special fundraising initiative, funds are now available to support this important work. Grant applications open in late fall with late spring deadline TBA. Click here to learn more about MTF Community Service Grants and how you can apply.

Read about MTF’s 2023 TJP Community Service Grantees

Check Out MTF’s TJP Monthly Blogs by Marshall Dahneke below:

June 2023 – What Rolls Better than a Ball?
May 2023 – Can Hands Really Heal?
April 2023 – Take Time to Decompress
March 2023 – Happy Now, Healthy Later
February 2023 – Transformational Insight
January 2023 – Casting a Broader Net
December 2022 – Exploration and Discovery
November 2022 – Infrastructure Maintenance & Repair
October 2022 – Massage for Training
September 2022 – Managing Pain
August 2022 – All Hands (and Feet) On Deck for Massage!

Also Featured in TJP Platinum Sponsor, MASSAGE Magazine:

May 2023 – The Jacquelyn Project: The Outcome
April 2023 – The Jacquelyn Project: The Resilient Mindset
March 2023 – The Jacquelyn Project: Prioritize Recovery
February 2023 – The Jacquelyn Project: Avoid Career-Ending Injury
January 2023 – The Jacquelyn Project: Leverage Experts
December 2022 – The Jacquelyn Project: Don’t Overlook Tools
November 2022 – The Jacquelyn Project: 7 Tips to Increase Your Capability
October 2022 – The Jacquelyn Project: 7 Steps to Fuel Your Body
September 2022 – The Jacquelyn Project: Sleep is a Superpower
August 2022 – The Jacquelyn Project: Becoming an Endurance Athlete
July 2022 – The Jacquelyn Project: Running for Massage Therapy