Sephora’s chief merchandising officer, Artemis Patrick, to be honored with City of Hope’s prestigious Spirit of Life® Award

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Linda Malkas and Artemis Patrick | City of Hope
Sephora's chief merchandising officer Artemis Patrick (l) and City of Hope researcher Linda Malkas, Ph.D. (r)
DUARTE, Calif. — City of Hope, a world-renowned independent cancer and diabetes research and treatment center, today announced that its National Professional Salon Industry group will honor Artemis Patrick, chief merchandising officer at Sephora, with the 2019 Spirit of Life® Award. 
In her current role, Patrick drives Sephora’s vision in product market leadership, category innovation and service differentiation. Patrick joined Sephora in February 2006, previously serving as vice president of eCommerce Merchandising for and vice president and general manager for Sephora inside JCPenney.
Patrick has a passion for innovation and risk taking. She leads a talented team of merchants and product development specialists and is dedicated to helping clients learn, play and get inspired with beauty.  Recognized for her ability to create, collaborate and drive growth in complex business environments, Patrick has emerged as a successful and accomplished leader in the industry.
"On behalf of the salon industry and the City of Hope National Professional Salon Industry board, we are grateful to Artemis and Sephora for believing in City of Hope’s critical mission,” said John Heffner, CEO of Drybar. “With their support for the Spirit of Life campaign, the salon industry will continue to grow its long legacy of giving that fuels the momentum of the innovative research and personalized medicine model, one patient at a time."
City of Hope is dedicated to quickly translating research into treatments to bring cures to patients who need them now. Its breakthrough science has led to therapies used by millions of people worldwide.
“The salon industry’s generosity has been critical to accelerating the pace of discovery in cancer and diabetes care, transforming our understanding of life-threatening diseases and moving promising discoveries toward actual treatments,” said Kristin Bertell, chief philanthropy officer at City of Hope. “We are grateful for the industry’s profound commitment and excited to celebrate all that its philanthropic partnership will accomplish in 2019. Congratulations Artemis and the entire Sephora team.”
Patrick will be honored with The Spirit of Life Award on July 27, 2019, at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. She is joined by an esteemed dinner committee, including representatives from some of the top beauty industry brands. Among the committee is Amika, Briogeo, Luxury Brand Partners, MorrocanOil and Olaplex. Sephora encourages bold choices in beauty and in life, thus this year’s event is titled “Be Bold, Build Hope, Create Beauty.” 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. 
The event, one of the industry’s best networking evenings, will include a hosted cocktail reception, dinner and live entertainment. For information about becoming a sponsor, purchasing tickets or making a donation, visit or contact Andrea Courtney at 800-272-2310,
For more information on the 2019 Spirit of Life campaign, please visit
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About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the world. City of Hope is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California. It is ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation, diabetes and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs based on technology developed at the institution.  For more information about City of Hope, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.
About the National Professional Salon Industry
The National Professional Salon Industry is an association of nationally recognized beauty industry executives, professionals and colleagues cooperating to establish a continuous, increasing flow of funding support on behalf of City of Hope. For over 30 years, they have been committed to supporting the critical and lifesaving work of the doctors and research of City of Hope. For more information or to get involved at the local level, visit
About Sephora
Since its debut in North America 20 years ago, Sephora has been a leader in global prestige omni-retail, inspiring clients to explore a universe of beauty and wellness, while creating the world’s most loved beauty community. With an unbiased approach to experiential retail through its expertise, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, Sephora invites clients to touch and try 25,000 products from 400 carefully curated brands, enjoy personalized services at the Beauty Studio aided by digital innovations, and engage with expertly trained beauty advisors in more than 460 stores across the Americas, as well as 660 locations inside JCPenney. Clients can also experience Sephora online and through mobile apps, and access the free-to-join Beauty Insider program that offers unique rewards and experiences across three spending tiers. For more information, visit: and @Sephora on social media.