Pulse October 2018 - Page 61

isPa fouNdatioN AUTUMN IS ALWAYS AN EXCITING TIME FOR THE ISPA FOUNDATION! Last month saw fouNdatioN the official release of the 2018 U.S. Spa Industry Study, which is funded each year by the ISPA Foundation—and, ISPA FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS therefore, by all the amazing people who donate to our cause every year. Autumn is also when we have the ISPA Foundation Live OFFICERS and Silent Auctions, which are our single biggest fundraisers CHAIRMAN Frank Pitsikalis ResortSuite each year. And although I’m writing this letter just before the 2018 ISPA Conference & Expo, every donated item will have VICE CHAIRMAN Sharilyn Abbajay Mattison Avenue Salon Spa Suites already been auctioned off by the time you read it. Stay tuned for the November issue of Pulse, which will feature DIRECTORS Garrett Mersberger ISPA Chairman Scott Duncan ISPA Vice Chairman Lynne McNees ISPA President updates on all the amazing things at Conference this year, as well as highlights from the Live and Silent Auctions. Yet there are other, smaller ways to donate to the ISPA Foundation throughout the year that perhaps you don’t know about. One way is to use smile.amazon.com, where you can set your charity to the International Spa Association Foundation. Of every purchase you make on Amazon, 0.5 MEDICAL ADVISOR Brent Bauer, M.D. Mayo Clinic percent of the sale will be donated to the ISPA Foundation. It may not seem like much, but it adds up quickly if you HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS Ruth Stricker The Marsh, A Center for Balance and Fitness use Amazon as much as I do. For a more unique way to give back to our community, you can purchase Deborah Szekely WELLNESS WARRIOR one-of-kind art from St. Louis-based artist James Payne, better known as The ISPA Foundation wishes to thank the following supporters for their generous contributions: LUMINARY Gecko the Mad Scientist. Browse his catalog of works using the link at the bottom of the page; 50 percent of any purchase made from that catalog will go to the ISPA Foundation. In many ways, the energy he brings to his paintings is the same as the energy you all bring to your spas and businesses every day! I hope you enjoy his works as much as I do—I recently put one of Ruth Stricker BENEFACTOR his paintings up in my home. Dr. Howard Murad PATRON Red Door Spas ResortSuite —fraNk Pitsikalis, isPa fouNdatioN cHairMaN Visit http://joom.ag/AsFY to browse Gecko’s art. Fifty percent of each purchase goes to the ISPA Foundation. October 2018 ■ PULSE 59