Lingerie Design Competition Hits the Runway Curvaceous Lingerie, together with Lansing Community College (LCC) and The Runway, is proud to present Greater Lansing’s first lingerie design competition: Project Boudoir Lansing. Twenty local designers will be chosen by juried selection to showcase two fine lingerie designs, one traditionally sized and one plus sized. Competitors will then create their looks, choose their models and showcase them in a fabulous runway fashion show where four local judges will choose a winner. “This is a first for Curvaceous Lingerie, and a first for Lansing,” says Lauren Long, owner of Curvaceous Lingerie. “We are so excited to have the opportunity to meet local designers and eventually help someone’s career by selling their garments. It’s a win for everyone!” The winning designer of Project Boudoir Lansing will receive a professional photo shoot, free access to services at The Runway, product placement in future advertisements and an opportunity to sell their product line at Curvaceous Lingerie, located in Old Town, Lansing. The Project Boudoir Lansing runway show will take place on Nov. 19, 2015 at 6 p.m. at The Runway, located inside the newly renovated Knappﾕs Centre in downtown Lansing. The event is open to the public, $10 general admission, $5 student admission. Designer entries and sketches are due Oct. 1, 2015. For designer entry forms, ticket sales, sponsorship opportunities and more, please visit projectboudoirlansing.com. The Firecracker Foundation & St. Vincent Catholic Charities presents The Caretaker Support Group The Firecracker Foundation and St. Vincent Catholic Charities is proud to announce the new Caretaker Support Group for the parents and guardians of children who have survived sexual trauma. Bi-weekly sessions will be offered on Tuesday evenings for eight weeks, beginning Sept. 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Vincent Catholic Charities, located at 2800 W. Willow St. in Lansing. The Caretaker Support Group offers psycho-education and support to families who have experienced sexual abuse. Licensed mental health therapists will oversee the program and facilitate the groups. Group leaders will work to create a safe space to share questions, concerns and ideas to support one another as they navigate moving their family forward after sexual abuse. Referrals to the appropriate resources will also be available if additional individual support is needed. Space is limited. To begin the registration process, please call (517) 242-5467 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. LAFCU women’s scholarship recipients pursue college education to advance careers The three recipients of the 2015 LAFCU Women Helping Educate Every Lady (WHEEL) scholarships are all mothers and are keenly aware that a college education is needed in today’s workforce environment. They put their education on hold for their families and have struggled because of the lack of a degree or career education. But now, it’s their time. The winners are Yvette Donahue, Holt; Elsa Gallegos, Lansing; and Michelle Cunningham, Owosso. Each received a $1,000 scholarship to attend Lansing Community College (LCC) this fall. The mid-Michigan credit union created the WHEEL program to encourage women to pursue education that is needed to enter or re-enter the workforce or to advance their careers. Winners were determined by a one-page essay each woman submitted about her career choice, why she wants to pursue it now and her inspiration for returning to school. To be eligible, applicants had to live or work in LAFCU’s service area. The WHEEL program along with several other scholarship programs support the credit union’s long-standing ‘people helping people’ mission. LAFCU and its employees also assist dozens of community organizations through donations and volunteer time. Local Esthetician/Skin Care Specialist Earns Oncology Esthetics-USA Certification and now offers Spa Treatments to Those with Cancer Holt, Mich.-based esthetician/skin care specialist Sarah Yanez L.E., O.E. earned a certification in Oncology Esthetics-USA and has expanded her practice to serve individuals with, or recovering from cancer. The certification, earned through Oncology Esthetics-USA training facilitated by Oncology Spa Solutions®, prepares professional estheticians to provide safe, customized spa treatments to clients with health compromised skin. The program explores the side effects of cancer therapies and how they are further compounded by stress, current health status and medications. It also covers the importance of proper sanitation to support weakened immune systems. Certification also required Yanez to learn how to customize and modify each treatment and choose skin care products with safe, non-carcinogenic skin care ingredients. Yanez offers the specialized treatments at The Lotus Studio located at 2018 South Cedar St. Suite E. in Holt. For more information about the Oncology Spa Solutionsｨ Oncology Esthetics-USA training program, visit oss-us.com.