The International SPA Association (ISPA) has announced that Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes, will receive the ISPA Humanitarian Award, to be presented at the 23rd annual ISPA Conference & Expo, held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Oct. 21-23, 2013.
The Humanitarian Award is annually bestowed upon an individual recognized as a respected contributor to overall well-being, encouraging the renewal of mind, body and spirit—primary objectives of ISPA members around the world.
“ISPA is honored to present Blake with this very deserving award. Not only does Blake have a philanthropic heart, but he has inspired us all to give back and do our part,” said ISPA President Lynne McNees. “Blake has created a global movement with TOMS and we are fortunate to have him speak to the ISPA attendees.”
TOMS has given over two million pairs of new shoes to children in need since it began in 2006. The company also recently expanded its unique business model to include TOMS Eyewear, an operation designed to save and restore sight to more than 100,000 people in need.
The ISPA Conference & Expo will kick off with Mycoskie, who’s slated as Monday, Oct. 21’s keynote speaker. Mycoskie will share with ISPA attendees how they can intertwine philanthropy and success to achieve greatness within their own businesses.
The ISPA Conference & Expo theme for the upcoming annual event is Grow: Limitless Possibilities, with educational offerings designed to reflect this ethos. Attendees can register for the ISPA Conference & Expo by visiting ispa2013.com.
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