Vail’s Aria Spa & Club supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Throughout October, visitors to Aria Spa & Club at the Vail Cascade Resort have a variety of ways that they can support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A month-long spa promotion and special yoga sessions will provide members and guests with ways to be serene and strong, building awareness of the prevention of the disease. The local beneficiary of all the charity events is the Shaw Regional Cancer Center in Edwards.For the third year, Aria Spa will donate $5 to the Shaw Regional Cancer Center for every massage, facial or body treatment that is booked in October. Additionally, the spa is offering a 40 percent discount on all massages, facials, and body treatments, and 20 percent off all nail services through Nov. 30. Call 970-479-5942.On Oct. 7 and 8, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Aria Club will host a new charity event to raise money to find a cure for breast cancer. The 24 Hours of Aria Challenge encourages participants to get a great cardio workout while supporting the cause, with a suggested donation of $5 for each half hour time slot. Select cardio fitness equipment will be reserved with pink ribbons just for the event. Prizes will be awarded at an after-party hosted at Aria at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday to the top three competitors with the most time logged and with the most money donated. The two days of the event are free and open to all, and Vail Cascade Resort will provide free pizza from the resort’s new Half Pipe Pizza from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on both days. Time slots can be reserved in person at the club front desk, or by calling 970-479-7920.During the 24 Hours of Aria, the spa will offer a $20 specialty body soak, and 40 percent off specialty body wraps in addition to the month-long promotions.The Aria tennis program is also involved in raising breast cancer awareness by holding the annual “Rally for the Cause” on Oct. 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The tennis rally will kick off the action with a Longest Rally contest. Prizes will be awarded to the two players who obtain the most consecutive hits from the baseline. Following the consecutive hits competition will be a Doubles Round Robin, the winning team for the most total games for the night will take the title and prizes. However, there is a twist: before and during the round robin, teams will be able to purchase a voucher that will allow them such luxuries as a “3rd serve” or a “Pro for the point”. Participants can even pay to make their opponent play left-handed for a point. Cost is $25 for members, $30 for non-members. Donations are made via purchasing vouchers for $5 and $10 dollars.For more information on Aria Spa & Club and all Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities, call 970-476-7400 and for information on the Shaw Regional Cancer center visit http://www.shawcancercenter.com.