Spa aids cancer research

The first ever spring Spa-tacular day, recently hosted by Altitude Laser Spa, was so popular

The first ever spring Spa-tacular day, recently hosted by Altitude Laser Spa, was so popular a fall event is already being talked about for October.

“We thought we’d try something a little bit different,” said assistant manager Brooke Wiancko.

An estimated 60 women attended the event and proceeds will be donated to Dr. Jennifer Spratlin, an oncologist at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, for her research on stomach cancer.

Spratlin is conducting one of four phase 1 clinical trials at the institute.

“We kind of tried to pick a charity that hit close to home for us,” said Wiancko.

Laser Altitude Spa teamed up with the Wolf Creek Golf Resort to host the event and Wiancko says spa activities took over the club house that day.

The upstairs portion of the building transformed into a replica spa where customers could receive services such as manicures or pedicures. “We had the restaurant turned into the product area,” said Wiancko.

The event also featured sessions and live demonstrations.

Jane Iredale, a pure mineral and chemical-free makeup line, held a live makeup demonstration, which was presented onto a projection screen.

The CEO of Beauty Through Balance, an all-natural spa line, also attended the event. “Everybody really liked that one,” said Wiancko.

Wiancko finds woman in central Alberta are becoming more and more health conscience, which is why the lunch highlighted a build your own salad bar with mini sandwiches — and dessert of course.

“It went really well, you could kind of wander around and do your own thing,” said Wiancko to summarize the inaugural event.