Spas in the News
Spa Receives Official Acknowledgment of Non-Profit Status
York, NY - March 25, 2009 -- Angie's Spa (www.angiesspa.org)
is thrilled to announce the receipt of their official IRS determination letter.
This letter confirms Angie's Spa as a fully operating charity which serves and
supports therapeutic massage and spa services for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Thanks to the diligent work of Manhattan law firm Wilkie,
Farr & Gallagher (www.willkie.com), Angie's Spa can now bring its fundraising
and philanthropic efforts to the next level and will launch in two hospitals this
Spring: Northridge Community Hospital, located outside of Los Angeles, CA, and
The Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute in Boston, MA.
Hospital Medical Center (www.northridgehospital.org)
in Northridge, CA, is the newest addition to the Angie's Spa family, and the organization's
first venture into providing spa services to patients of all ages and genders.
Northridge Hospital will launch a state-of-the-art Wellness Center in support
of their commitment to providing patients with non-traditional services to compliment
traditional treatments. Angie's Spa will play an important role in the launch
of this center.
Dana-Farber Cancer Research Institute (www.dana-farber.org)
in Boston, MA is the home of the Young Women with Breast Cancer program. Angie's
Spa will provide these women with free spa therapies in the chemotherapy infusion
room. The spa services will be provided in conjunction with the medical treatments
of their chemotherapy treatment protocol.
Studies have proven
that both the mind and spirit play a crucial role in healing the body. Complementary
and holistic treatments have been shown to have especially powerful effects in
reducing pain and other side effects of cancer. They boost energy levels, improve
mood, and decrease stress, anxiety, depression, and fatigue. Angie's Spa aims
to improve patients' spirits, souls, and self-esteem.
Angie's Spa was founded in 2008 in honor of Angie Levy, who lost
a brave and valiant nine-year battle with metastatic breast cancer in 2007. She
was an alumna of both Emory University and Wharton Business school, and a former
JP Morgan employee. As a tribute to Angie, the organization provides free spa
services (including head, neck, hand, and foot massages) to cancer patients undergoing
chemotherapy. The organization's goal is to extend free spa services to cancer
patients in hospitals throughout the country.