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Seventh Annual Spalidays Event A Huge Success! $6,000 Raised for LRGHealthcare’s Breast Screening Programs

12/6/2012

The Seventh Annual Spalidays event presented by Cascade Spa on November 28 & 29 was a huge success, welcoming a sell-out crowd of over 500 guests and raising $6,000 for LRGHealthcare’s Breast Screening programs.

This chic two day event kicked-off with an elegant evening at Church Landing at Mill Falls, which featured over twenty-five Cascade Spa product vendors who traveled here from as far away as California, Washington, Colorado, New York, Ohio, and Montreal to showcase their spa lines and to educate guests of the benefits of spa services on personal health and well-being.

Guests received fabulous goodie bags, complimentary mini spa services, great retail discounts, hors d’oeuvres by Lakehouse Grille, and delicious confections created by Cakes by the Lake. With guest rooms at the Inns and Spa at Mill Falls nearly filled to capacity many guests from near & far took advantage of the Spalidays 'Lake Escape' package, booking overnight accommodations at one of their hotels. The second day featured a Spa Talk Luncheon with guest speaker Elizabeth Nehme, Director of Education for [comfort zone] North America, who educated the crowd on Connection: The Power of Human Touch.

"We are so grateful to all of our guests who joined us for Spalidays this year," said Martha Zyla, Cascade Spa Director. "The Cascade Spa has been kicking off the holidays with Spalidays for the past seven years but this year was extra special since, for the first time, we decided to donate ticket proceeds to the Breast Health Program at LRGH. Our guests were able to relax and truly enjoy themselves, while at the same time, support such a great cause close to home."

Several vendors and local businesses contributed to this breast health initiative, including owners of Cakes by the Lake in Center Harbor, who donated a wedding cake valued at $500 and sold cake "shooters" at the event with all proceeds going to LRGH. In addition, Moroccanoil and Aromafloria donated gift baskets valued at $500 each, as raffle items. Among other in-kind donors Lakes Region Floral Studio contributed beautiful floral arrangements and helped to make Church Landing sparkle.

Funds raised from Spalidays will be used for a software upgrade known as 'Omnicare' at LRGHealthcare. A computerized mammography tracking system, Omnicare will enhance the timeliness for reporting mammography results to patients, as well as improve tracking results, referrals, and treatments for both the Caring for Women practice and existing mammography centers at LRGHealthcare.

"The Omnicare software is an investment in communication. Today, more than ever, it is very important to electronically track and share important information in a very efficient way," explains LRGH Breast Health Program Coordinator Ginny Witkin. "It will ultimately enhance communication between women and their providers – also helping to promote screenings at regular, recommended intervals."

"We are incredibly grateful to Martha Zyla, everyone at Cascade Spa and Mill Falls, the many vendors, local businesses and guests who helped to make this year’s Spalidays such a heartwarming and very successful event," concluded Witkin.

LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare’s mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community.

Breast Screening Program

PHOTO: Director of the Cascade Spa at Mill Falls Martha Zyla presents a $6,000 check raised from the recent Spalidays event to LRGHealthcare representatives. From left to right: LRGHealthcare Vice President of Ancillary Services Leo Goddu; LRGH Breast Health Program Coordinator Ginny Witkin; Martha Zyla; and LRGH Medical Imaging Coordinator Lisa Thornton. The Annual Spalidays event held on Nov. 28 & 29 was a huge success, welcoming a sell-out crowd of over 500 guests and raising funds for Breast Screening Programs at LRGHealthcare.