2017-05-17 / Top News

SPADA-thon aims to break $33K record from 2016

SPADA Salon & Day Spa co-owner Judy Williams, right, welcomed Angela Melvin to SPADAthon last year. 
COURTESY PHOTO SPADA Salon & Day Spa co-owner Judy Williams, right, welcomed Angela Melvin to SPADAthon last year. COURTESY PHOTO In its eighth year, SPADA Salon & Day Spa will host SPADA-thon from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 23. The spa provides deeply discounted services in order to benefit local charities.

Specially priced services include $20 wet haircuts, $10 kids cuts, $15 mini-manicures, $10 brow or lip waxing, $15 chair massages and reflexology and $160 Botox. The fundraiser is expected to exceed last year’s $33,000 campaign goal to benefit PACE Center for Girls, Lee; Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and Valerie’s House.

In 2016, the event raised a record-breaking $33,300 to split between the three charities.

“In just one afternoon alone, we raised a significant amount for these three great organizations,” SPADA owner Judy Williams said. “We look forward to setting new records this year as we grow this event in order to support their missions.”

In addition to the specially priced salon services, the evening will offer fashion boutique vendors, tarot card readings, crystal healers, food, wine, music and some exciting surprises. Megan DiPiero will also be offering special $50 kids photography sessions (includes kids’ cut & style). Call 482- 1858 or visit www.SpadaSpa.com for reservations.

Admission to SPADA-thon is $10 and one or more new or gently used dresses, handbags, accessories or shoes to be sold at Love That Dress!, an annual shopping extravaganza hosted by PACE Center for Girls, Lee, being held later this year.

SPADA sponsor include BEST Home Services; Boaters Landing; Brilliant Lens LLC; Brodeur Carvell; CONRIC PR & Marketing; Ryan & Natalie Van Horn along with Custom Packaging and Products; Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille; Duane Chaney of Raymond James; Family Thrift Center; Fort Myers Infiniti; HBKS Wealth Advisors; Henderson, Franklin; The Home Mag; Jason’s Deli; J. Pavich Real Estate; Kearns Restaurant Group; Priority Payments South Florida; Siesta Pebble and Sullivan and Sullivan State Farm Agency.

PACE Center for Girls, Lee, provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. The center offers year-round counseling and academic services for girls 12-18 who are facing challenges such as foster care, domestic violence abuse and neglect, death of a parent, substance abuse, and/ or family history of incarceration. For more information, visit www.pacecenter.org.

The Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida opened in April on the grounds of HealthPark Medical Center. The hospital provides 128 beds with the ability to expand to 160, including 36 pediatric acute care beds, 64 neonatal ICU beds and 16 pediatric ICU beds. For more information, visit www.leememorial.org.

Valerie’s House Inc. is a nonprofit organization devoted to providing children and their families who have experienced the death of a loved one a safe place to share and experience support with others who are also grieving. To learn more, visit www.valerieshouseswfl.org.

SPADA Salon & Day Spa, 13161 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers, is Southwest Florida’s largest day spa with 12 hair stations, 21 treatment rooms, steam room, two lounges, Vichy room and five couples suites. The almost 13,000-square-foot spa has served as a luxurious, relaxing destination for more than a decade. Since 2011, SPADA has been under the ownership of Andrew Williams and Judy Williams, who have expanded the spa and reinforced the company’s strong commitment to the community. For more information, call 482-1858 or visit SpadaSpa.com. ¦

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