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Grant Street Medical Spa in La Mesa, CA, held a fundraiser in October to raise money for Alana Swagerty, a16-year-old diagnosed with transverse myelitis (TM)—a rare neurological syndrome caused by inflammation of the spinal cord. To contribute to the Alana Swagerty Fund, send donations to the attention of Spa Direction & Promotion Inc. at 3089 C Clairemont Drive, #535, San Diego, CA 92117. To contact the spa, call 619-460-5617.
Cornelia Day Resort in New York welcomed two Chiva-Som therapists from Hua Hin, Thailand, for a special promotional week in which clients could experience authentic Thai massages. 866-663-1700
Aspira The Spa recently opened on the sandy shores of Elkhart Lake, WI. The 20,000-square-foot facility features inside and outside whirlpools, a Finnish sauna, a SpaSuite, and a spa studio for tai chi, yoga and pilates, as well as a menu of services, including the Sacred Waters Massage. 877-772-2070, firstname.lastname@example.org
In the past year, FACES DaySpa on Hilton Head Island, SC, received the 2006 Best Day Spa, Best Massage and Best Manicure/Pedicure designation in Island Packet Reader’s Choice Awards, was a 2006 Stevie Award finalist for Best Overall Company, and was named one of the 200 fastest-growing salons in the United States for the fourth time by Salon Today. 888-443-2237, email@example.com
The International SPA Association honored Michael Jacobson, PhD, co-founder and executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) in Washington, D.C., with its 2006 Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award; Sylvia Sepielli, owner and president of Sylvia Planning And design (SPAd Inc.), with its 2006 Visionary Award; and Gayle Brady, director of development for Skin Authority, with its 2006 Dedicated Contributor Award. 888-651-4772, firstname.lastname@example.org
Glen Ivy Hot Springs, Inc. announced its 2006 Elevating Life Scholar recipients, totaling almost $20,000 in scholarships to 29 graduating seniors from 18 high schools. Those awarded were chosen based on academic excellence, leadership abilities and the goal to pursue education in helping-focused professions. Winners include, from the Corona, CA, area: Melody Besharati, Sang Cao, Amanda Chapman, Lisa Day, Brittany Halstead, Vivian Hernandez, Michelle Lukman, Monica So, Kristi Weaver, Tamra Woods and Jennifer Yoon; from the Brea, CA, area: Cindy Cabrera, Leslie Garcia and Aaron Remijio; from the Valencia, CA, area: Pamela Aguirre, Angela Asseltyne, Alan Estero, Brenda Estrada, Stephanie Lillibridge, Jessica Lobo, Shannon Moser, Jeffery Pablo, Hep Vu and Baharak Zarrabi; and from the Hermosa Beach, CA, area: Isabel Cruz, Midori Higashi, Comron Roodsari, Jin Soo Song and Jin Young Song. 888-258-2683, email@example.com
San Antonio-based Watermark Hotel & Spa on the River Walk earned the prestigious Mobil Four-Star Award in Mobil Travel Guide’s 2006 America’s Best Hotels and Resort Spas. In addition, the Watermark and its sister property, Omni La Mansión del Rio, were honored on Celebrated Living magazine’s Summer 2006 Reader’s Choice Platinum List as one of the top mainland hotels. Watermark: 866-605-1212, Omni: 800-292-7300
Sutra Dental Spa in La Mesa, CA, provides relaxing dental experiences with unique amenities, such as a Zen oxygen bar, virtual reality movie glasses, aromatherapy pillows and an ambient recovery room. 619-589-6060
Geoffrey Redmond, MD, will be talking about his recent book, The Hormonally Vulnerable Woman (ReganBooks/HarperCollins), especially treatment of female hair loss. A patient will also be featured, discussing her feelings about alopecia and the boost in self-esteem she feels as a result of her successful treatment. The Today Show will be broadcast on NBC affiliates all over the United States and this segment will be aired sometime between 8:15am and 9:00am, but check for the show time in your area.