On May 9th, the Thursday before Mother’s Day, moms across America will take the night off and celebrate National Mom’s Nite Out. Any and all mothers who want to participate will be doing so at local events held at Simon Malls, in living rooms and even online through social networks like Facebook and Twitter. The point is for moms to get away from the daily grind and treat themselves to a little socializing, shopping and pampering. Last year’s event drew over 11 million participants!

It all started five years ago by a frustrated Florida mother who realized she and her kids had spent every Mother’s Day cooking for and doting on her mother-in-law instead of enjoying a little special treatment herself. She wanted just one day (or evening) she could truly have to herself… and she quickly found out she wasn’t alone!

For those celebrating in Austin, there will be official events taking place at Barton Creek Square and the Arboretum. In addition to fun giveaways, moms will also benefit from interactive demonstrations courtesy of the Rethink Varicose Veins campaign, a sponsor of National Mom’s Nite Out.

Over 30 million Americans suffer from varicose veins, but many are under-educated about the problem. The Rethink Varicose Veins campaign aims to change that by encouraging individuals to think differently about varicose veins and understand that if left untreated, varicose veins can progress to a more serious form of venous disease called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI).

The campaign is also providing a self-assessment online for individuals to take. When the assessment is complete, participants have the option to find a doctor and share the assessment with their loved ones through email, Facebook and Twitter.

To raise awareness and boost participation, the Rethink campaign is partnering with the popular women’s magazine, MORE, in sponsoring a sweepstakes for all of those who take the self-assessment. Once you take the assessment your name can be entered for a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip for two to the Miraval Spa in Tucson, Arizona, where the winner and a friend will enjoy a luxurious weekend of spa treatments, yoga classes and health and wellness seminars led by the editors of MORE and other special guests.

So what are you waiting for? Visit rethinkvv.com to take and share the assessment, and enter for your chance to win today.