Northern Michigan Health and Fitness: Northern Michigan Spa Tour, an organization with a mission of inspiring health and wellbeing while growing the spa industry through education and philanthropy, recently raised and donated $8,348 to benefit the Women’s Resource Center of the Grand Traverse Area. 

The spas hosted a Wine and Spa Tour evening fundraiser on Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City on October 4, 2012.  The fundraising continued as the spas donated a portion of their sales from a Charity Week October 8-14, 2012.  It was an opportunity for people to relax, feel great, and raise dollars for a worthy cause all at the same time.

Valerie Kirn-Duensing, Director of Development for the Women’s Resource Center of Grand Traverse Area explained, “As a nonprofit agency, we simply wouldn’t be able to operate without additional support from charitable events like the Wine and Spa Tour.  This particular event was so well executed by the participating spas and vineyards, it was a win-win situation for everyone.”

Northern Michigan Spa Tour is continuing to raise funds for the Women’s Resource Center by donating five dollars from the purchase of every Spa Tour Passport sold in 2012.  The passport allows a year of savings at seven spas, a 50% discount on a subscription to Spirituality and Health Magazine, a free spa service for anyone who completes the tour, and a chance to win a year of tranquility with lodging and spa treatments at seven spas.  The passport is available for $40 and can be purchased online at

About Northern Michigan Spa Tour

Northern Michigan Spa Tour is a collaboration of Northern Michigan spas inspiring health and wellbeing creating a unified voice and growing the spa industry through innovative thinking, education and philanthropy.  Participating members include:

Crystal Spa at Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville

Oasis Salon and Spa at Riverwalk Place, Gladwin

Solace Spa at Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls

Spa Grand Traverse at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Acme

The Spa at Shanty Creek Resorts, Bellaire

The Spa at The Inn at Bay Harbor – A Renaissance Golf Resort, Bay Harbor

Treetops Spa at Treetops Resort, Gaylord

Women’s Resource Center Mission

The Women's Resource Center provides education, support, counseling, housing and advocacy—through community collaboration—to end domestic and sexual violence and promote an equitable, safe environment for all.

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