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Charity Volunteer From Seattle Wins a Spa Experience Giveaway

She volunteers her time helping children who lost a parent in the September 11 terrorist attacks, now Alyssa Royse of Seattle will get some much-needed time to relax, reflect, revitalize and rejoice.
In these stressful and confusing times, the International SPA Association (ISPA) chose to promote Spa Awareness Month this past November by giving one consumer the transforming experience of a spa vacation. Lynne Walker McNees, ISPA Executive Director, “The spa industry is composed of healers, and the Spa Experience Giveaway offered ISPA the tremendous opportunity to give one person the ultimate gift of healing.”

Out of 2,100 entries, Royse was notified on Friday, December 21, 2001 that she had won the giveaway - just in time for Christmas, “Winning this giveaway is the best Christmas gift I could have gotten. I`ve been in New York a lot since the attacks, I can really use a spa break.”

Entries for the Spa Experience Giveaway were accepted throughout the month of November. Consumers registered online at or mailed a postcard to ISPA. A random drawing to select the Spa Experience Giveaway winner took place in mid-December.
Royse is married and has a 3-year-old daughter. In addition to her volunteer work for the Twin Towers Orphan Fund, Royse also does freelance work as a journalist and public relations professional.
The spa experience is familiar to Royse, who says she believes in and understands the philosophies of spas. Royse has been to day spas in the past, and now she will choose her spa experience from more than 530 ISPA member spas in 53 countries. She will get to customize a perfect spa experience with a value up to $5000.

For more than ten years, ISPA has been recognized worldwide as the professional organization and the voice of the spa industry. The ISPA membership is comprised of nearly 1,800 health and wellness facilities and providers from 53 countries.