Local spa raffle raises money for ‘Healing Anaya’

Nelson’s Bodhi Day Spa is striving to raise funds for the “Anaya Initiative.” Anaya is a local 20-month-old girl with a rare and terminal illness called Krabbe leukodystrophy.

Nelson’s Bodhi Day Spa is striving to raise funds for the “Anaya Initiative.” Anaya is a local 20-month-old girl with a rare and terminal illness called Krabbe leukodystrophy.

The spa is raffling off $1,000 worth of massage which equates to an entire year worth of treatment. Raffle tickets are a minimum of $10 to enter.

If you wish to enter, please follow these steps:

Visit the Bodhi Day Spa Facebook fan page. Submit an inspiring photo on our wall of a nice view or anything else that you find beautiful. These photos will be printed out at the end of May and will be placed under Anaya’s Rainbow Tree for her family to enjoy.  If you are not on Facebook, you may email a photo to info@bodhidayspa.com

Donate a minimum of $10 by either visiting healinganaya.com, or by dropping a sealed envelope to the front desk of the Hume Hotel addressed to Bodhi Day Spa. Include your name and contact information.

On June 5 from 1 to 5 p.m., the spa will host a wine and cheese celebration where the winner will be announced.  Other businesses wishing to donate draw prizes for this event, contact monica@bodhidayspa.com

Bodhi Day Spa’s goal is to raise $2,000 for the family, to help with medical costs and raising awareness for this devastating disease. In addition to the draw, if you mention this fundraiser while receiving treatment at Bodhi Day Spa in May, 10 per cent of the treatment price will be donated to the Anaya Initiative.

“I chose to conduct this fundraiser because after meeting and donating massage to Anaya, the compassion I felt really hit home for me,” said Monica Ander, owner of Bodhi Day Spa.  “I have a two-year-old healthy boy, and it is unfathomable to imagine caring for a child who is terminally ill. We will support this family in anyway we can.”

Krabbe  leukodystrophy is a demyelization of the brain, due to a lack of a specific enzyme that helps to break down fat. Babies with Krabbe develop normally for a few months, and slowly start to lose motor skills; plus the ability to hold their head up, speak, laugh, or smile. Eventually they lose their sight and hearing. The average life expectancy is less than two years.

Call 250-352-2666 for info.