Spa Day LA
Having a spa treatment makes you want to share the good feeling. With Spa Day LA on November 12, 2003, Southern California spa-lovers can be good to themselves and do something nice for others at the same time. On that day, participating spas will donate 20 percent of their sales from spa treatments and gift certificates to Aid For AIDS (AFA).
This nonprofit organization is unusual in that it provides direct financial assistance to people living with HIV and AIDS who are disabled and living below the poverty line. Checks are made out directly to whoever is owed, assuring that funds are being used properly and eliminating stress for the people in need.
“Our mission is simple,” says AFA. “Keep a roof over their heads and the lights on. AFA helps people by paying for the necessities of life—housing, utilities, health insurance premiums, transportation, medications, and nutritional supplements.” So far, AFA has assisted more than 11,000 men, women, and children with over $13,000,000 in gifts. Organizers hope to make this an annual event to help people in more cities across the nation.
On November 12, get a massage, have a hydrotherapy bath, relax with a facial: Take care of yourself on this special day, and think ahead to the holidays: What better present can you give than making friends and loved ones feel good? Gift certificates purchased that day will include a card indicating that 20 percent of the proceeds go to AFA. Spas will offer raffle tickets for great prizes: a five-night stay in French Polynesia, one at Sheraton Hotel Tahiti, and four in an overwater bungalow at Sheraton Moorea, plus a spa treatment at each; a night at Le Merigot Beach Hotel & Spa in Santa Monica, with a spa treatment; and a one-day Wardrobe Clarification with Visual Therapy’s Creative Director Jesse Garza, renowned image consultant.
The ultimate gift is helping others who are unable to help themselves. For more information and to find participating spas and salons near you, visit www.spadayla.org or www.healinglifestyles.com or call (323) 656-1107. For more information on Aid for AIDS visit www.aidforaids.net.