Help Your Spa Give Back to Those with Cancer on Sparks of Light Day

The fourth annual Sparks of Light Day event will take place on November 5 // Photo credit: KatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStock/Getty Images Plus

On November 5, spas across the country will join together to participate in the fourth annual Sparks of Light Day to provide free services to those undergoing active treatment for cancer as well as their caregivers.

“For many people, the isolation and alienation experienced through treatment can be eased through the healing touch of trained wellness professionals,” says Vicky Weis, founder of Sparks of Light. “Through our intentions and the power of touch we can help those battling cancer remember that they are worthy of loving and being loved.”

Founded at Weis’ cancer clinic in Chicago in 2014, Sparks of Light Day was developed to inspire spas across the country to provide free treatments to cancer patients and their caregivers at least one day per year. In 2017, Sparks of Light Day was celebrated in over 100 spas across five countries. Weis has developed a turn-key system and provides participants with email templates for all potential guests, treatment protocols, and basic guidelines for working with cancer patients. All that the spas need to do is provide a practitioner and some healthy refreshments.

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In 1995, Weis’ mother, Faye, died after a 13-month battle with lung, liver, and brain cancer. 10 years later, Weis founded Faye’s Light, an organization that provides spa services and holistic therapies to people undergoing active treatments for cancer. The organization, which is entirely funded by donations, provides services at no cost to the recipient. Since its inception, Faye’s Light has provided over 17,000 free, professional treatments.

Spas and professionals interested in participating in Sparks of Light 2018 can contact Weis at [email protected] or by calling (708) 431-3643.

 

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