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Last updated: February 03, 2020

amika Team Honored With City of Hope’s “Spirit of Life®” Award

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The amika team and Mary Rector touring the City of Hope facility. From left to right: Hollen Slaughter, Mary Rector, Chelsea Riggs, Shay Kadosh, Jeni Yamamoto and Nir Kadosh. The group is in front of the Wishing Tree, where people can write words of encouragement to patients being treated.

amika To Receive Prestigious “Spirit Of Life®” Award 

City of Hope will honor the amika team with its 2020 “Spirit of Life®” Award on June 27, 2020, at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nev. The Spirit of Life® Award is City of Hope’s most prestigious philanthropic honor and is presented annually to an industry leader who has demonstrated outstanding business and philanthropic achievement.


City of Hope’s National Beauty Industry Group will present the award to co-CEOs Nir Kadosh and Shay Kadosh, both of whom will accept the award along with Brand President Chelsea Riggs and Creative Director Vita Raykhman.


BTC Founder and Creative Director Mary Rector with the amika team and beauty industry leaders tour the City of Hope facility.


About City of Hope

City of Hope is a world renowned independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life threatening diseases. The amika team was joined by some of the top industry beauty influencers and brands on Friday, January 24th for a tour of City of Hope’s comprehensive cancer and research center. BTC Founder and Creative Director Mary Rector joined representatives from brands like Moroccanoil®, PRAVANA and Revolve, along with influencers influencers Megan Pormer Ph.D. (@meganpormer) and Henry Vasquez of @hankandhenrybeauty and others all came together to learn more about the impact City of Hope is making across the world.


“As a company, amika has pushed the boundaries with their vibrant marketing and extraordinary vision. They have built a loyal customer base that will follow them as they pioneer innovation within the industry,” said Andrea Courtney, Senior Director of Corporate Philanthropy at City of Hope. “We had a great tour of the City of Hope facility and are grateful to have the amika team as partners. On behalf of City of Hope, we look forward to helping them bring their fundraising vision to life to raise money for City of Hope’s innovative cancer research.”


A closeup shot of notes on the Wishing Tree, where people can write words of encouragement for cancer patients being treated at City of Hope.


Previous Winners Include

amika joins an elite group of industry executives such as Sara Jones, SVP and GM of Joico; George Schaeffer, founder of OPI; John Heffner, CEO of drybar; Artemis Patrick, CMO of Sephora; and other notable leaders to receive this award. This year’s event, “Giving is Beautiful,” will celebrate an effort to bring the entire beauty industry together under one roof for a good cause. The event, one of the industry’s best networking evenings, will include a hosted cocktail reception, dinner and entertainment.


For information about becoming a sponsor, purchase tickets or make a donation, visit or contact Andrea Courtney at (800) 272-2310 or by e-mail at


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