Amika to be Honored with City of Hope’s Prestigious Spirit of Life Award

City Of Hope Spirit of Life Awards[Courtesy City of Hope]City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases, will honor the Amika team with its 2020 Spirit of Life Award. As City of Hope’s most prestigious honor, the award 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 Amika co-CEOs Nir Kadosh and Shay Kadosh, alongside brand president Chelsea Riggs and creative director Vita Raykhman. “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,” says Andrea Courtney, senior director of Corporate Philanthropy at City of Hope. “We … 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.”

Amika joins an elite group of industry executives including Deborah Carver, publisher of DAYSPA magazine and several other titles; George Schaeffer, founder of OPI; John Heffner, CEO of drybar; Artemis Patrick, CMO of Sephora; Sara Jones, SVP and GM of Joico; and other notable leaders.

Amika will receive The Spirit of Life Award on June 27, 2020, at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. 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. One of the industry’s biggest networking evenings, the event will include a hosted cocktail reception, dinner and entertainment. For information about becoming a sponsor, purchasing tickets or making a donation, visit

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