ISPA Members Actively Promote Breast Cancer Awareness

August 11, 2005

Lexington, Ky. – The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 210 thousand women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer during 2005. This alarming statistic has motivated members of the International SPA Association to raise awareness of breast cancer and provide essential retreats for patients and survivors.

“It is only natural that the spa industry is reaching out to help raise breast cancer awareness,” said ISPA President Lynne Walker McNees. “With nearly 45 million people going to U.S. spas annually, the spa industry plays a critical role in encouraging the renewal of mind, body and spirit for breast cancer patients and survivors.”

Many ISPA members are implementing programs throughout the year, as well as during Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, to generate awareness in addition to providing a supportive environment for survivors.

  • During Oct., Papillon Spa at Westgate Resort in Park City, Utah will honor breast cancer survivors with a special night at the spa. Survivors will receive a complimentary treatment as well as access to the steam room, sauna and whirlpool.
  • On Oct. 15, Red Mountain Spa in St. George, Utah will offer its annual half-day Breast Cancer Spirit Hike to Lion’s Mouth, a Native American area in the Southwestern part of the state. At the site, participants may offer prayers for both victims and survivors of the disease.
  • Sundara Inn and Spa in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. continually partners with the Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation (BCRF) to prepare a special offer to breast cancer survivors and supporters. Sundara will offer those in the BCRF database preferred pricing on a stay at the resort, a selection of spa services and a special menu, including a pink berry smoothie.
  • Spa Gregorie’s in Newport Beach, Calif. began organizing “Greet the Day” events in 2003. To date, Greet the Day has provided a complimentary day of rejuvenation for nearly 200 guests whose lives have been affected by a diagnosis of cancer -160 of these guests have been breast cancer survivors.

Several ISPA members are donating a percentage of product sales to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

  • Purity Cosmetics will donate a portion of their Oct. 2005 sales of the following products to the foundation: 100% PURE, Strawberry Butter Body Scrub, Cranberry Facial Cleansing Foam, White Tea Rose Soother, Cherry Honey Facial Polish and Nourishing Facial Oil.
  • DERMAdoctor Specialist Skin Care will support breast cancer initiatives by designating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Outlandish Pink hyper-moisturizing lip paint and treatment to benefit the foundation.

A listing of ISPA members that have made the association aware of their breast cancer awareness activities is included at the end of this document.

About ISPA

Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2005, the International SPA Association’s membership is comprised of 2,500 health and wellness facilities and providers from 73 countries. ISPA strives to advance the professionalism of the spa industry by providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities, to promote the value of the spa experience to society and to be the authoritative voice of the spa industry. Additional information on ISPA can be found online at

Spas are entities devoted to enhancing overall well-being through a variety of professional services that encourage the renewal of mind, body and spirit.

The following ISPA members that have made the association aware of their breast cancer awareness activities:

Aqua Dessa
1552 Beach Street, Unit F
Oakland, CA 94608

Avon Salon & Spa
725 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10022

B. Kamins, Chemist
255 Hymus Boulevard
Pointe-Claire, PQ H9R 1G6

Body Suisse Inc.
113 Watson Trail
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Chico Water Cure Spa
6670 Chico Way NW
Bremerton, WA 98312

Dragonfly Spa USA
2701 W 15th Street, Suite 635
Plano, TX 75075
1.866.403.4179 x22

310 W 19th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64108

110 East 42nd St., Suite 1301
New York, NY 10017

The Huntington Hotel & Nob Hill Spa
1075 California St.
San Francisco, CA 94108

International Skin & Body Care
325 Cajon St.
Redlands, CA 92373

New Age Health Spa
Box 658 Route 55
Neversink, NY 12765
1.845.985.7600, ext. 134

Papillon, the Spa at Westgate Resort
3000 The Canyons Resort Drive
Park City, UT 84098

64 Rue Du Commandant L’Herminier
Saint-Malo BP 40 35606 France

Prima Fleur Botanicals
1525 East Francisco Boulevard
Suite 16
San Rafael, CA 94901

Raindance Spa – The Lodge at Sonoma
1325 Broadway
Sonoma, CA 95476

Red Mountain Spa
1275 E Red Mountain Circle
St. George, UT 84738

366 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017

42450 Blacow Road, Suite D
Fremont, CA 94539

The Spa at Laguna Cliffs Marriott
25135 Park Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Miami
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
500 Brickell Key Drive
Miami, FL 33131

Spa Gregorie’s
200 Newport Center Drive, Suite 111
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Sundara Inn & Spa
920 Canyon Road
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Tools with Heart
1180 Old Topanga Canyon Road
Topanga, CA 90290

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