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TRANQUILITY DAY SPA RAFFLES $600 VALENTINE SALON PACKAGE to HELP “A LOCAL SWEETHEART” | Business

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TRANQUILITY DAY SPA RAFFLES $600 VALENTINE SALON PACKAGE to HELP “A LOCAL SWEETHEART”
TRANQUILITY DAY SPA RAFFLES $600 VALENTINE SALON PACKAGE to HELP “A LOCAL SWEETHEART”

Manassas Salon Sells $10 Raffle Tickets to Raise $10,000 for 12-Year Old Cancer Patient

Tranquility Day Spa and Salon of Manassas, Va. is hosting a special Valentine’s Day raffle to help raise $10,000 for Manassas-area boy, Jeriel Rodriguez, 12, recently diagnosed with synovial sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. Now through Mon., Feb. 14, raffle tickets will be sold for $10 each at Tranquility Day Spa and Salon at 10360 Portsmouth Rd. in Manassas with one raffle winner receiving the ultimate $600 Valentine Spa package to be used for any spa services of the winner’s choice.The spa is also donating $5 of all Tranquility Day Spa and Salon gift cards purchased now through Valentine’s Day. All proceeds from the raffle will go directly to the Rodriguez family to help finance the medical treatments. Rodriguez is undergoing aggressive chemotherapy and radiation now through May, 2011.  For more information, call 703.257.7200 or visit www.tranquilitydayspa.com.

 A tumor was found in Rodriguez’s chest area and removed, but 21 weeks of cancer treatment are now underway. He is an active member of The Life Church in Manassas, Va. where he participates in the church’s ministry team and plays the drums. He also does on-air volunteer work for a Saturday morning children's radio program on WPRZ 1250 AM/88.1 FM in Warrenton, Va. In support of Rodriguez, 15 church members, including their youth pastor shaved their heads. 

 An active Little League Baseball player, Rodriguez’s story captured the attention of New York Mets' outfielder, Carlos Beltran, who contacted the 12-year-old directly.

Tickets can also be purchased at The Life Church at 10501 Balls Ford Road in Manassas, Va. from 9 a.m. to 4  p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. 

 Gloria Harding, stylist and co-owner of Tranquility Day Spa & Salon is a fellow church member at The Life Church Inspired by Rodriguez’s determination and spirit to overcome cancer, she immediately developed a promotion at her salon to support his treatment.

Gloria Harding, co-owner and stylist, Tranquility Day Spa and Salon said, "Tranquility Day Spa and Salon is honored to be a part of Jeriel’s journey to health. Jeriel is one of the most impressive young people I’ve ever met.  Before he got sick, he was very involved in Little League baseball, school and extremely active at The Life Church.  He always wears a smile and approaches life passionately.  He’s committed to recovering from cancer and has complete faith that God is going to heal him."

Tranquility Day Spa and Salon is located in Manassas, Va. at 10360 Portsmouth Rd. It has been listed as one of the top 200 salons in the United States by Salon Today magazine for seven consecutive years, top 50 salons by Washingtonian magazine, and Northern Virginia magazine’s top 20 salons; named “Best Female-Owned Business” in Prince William County by Manassas Journal Messenger and listed in Washington Spaces magazine, as well as a semi-finalist for the Global Salon Business, “Entrepreneur of the Year” award and featured on Washington, DC television news programs,  like FOX 5 Morning News, WJLA-7 and WUSA-9. Founded on the belief that the highest calling of leadership is the growth and development of people, owners Gloria and Wayne Harding are celebrating 12 years of successful and compassionate service. For more information about Tranquility Day Spa & Salon, call 703.257.7200, view www.tranquilitydayspa.com or visit them on Facebook.