JAN 2019

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66 @dayspamagazine • Januar y 2019 These Are The Champions The Skin Cancer Foundation's 22nd annual Champions for Change Gala was held at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. As the organization's signature fundraiser, the event generated a total of $600,000 to support educational campaigns, community programs and research initiatives. "We celebrate the champions who face this disease head on, their loved ones who fi ght right alongside them and the people who work tirelessly to provide the resources needed to prevent, detect and treat skin cancer before it can devastate a life," said foundation president Deborah S. Sarnoff, MD, when she took the stage. More than 400 guests attended, including donors, industry and physician allies, celebrity supporters and members of the media. The Champion for Change Award was presented to Robert J. Friedman, MD, clinical professor of dermatology at New York University School of Medicine, for his dedication to skin cancer education. Additionally, the 2018 Media Award was given to O, The Oprah Magazine in recognition of the publication's outstanding skin cancer-related editorial coverage. IN THE NEWS WORLD DOMINATION A long list of leading spa and wellness brands were honored at the 2018 World Spa Awards, which took place at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort in October. Winners at the red carpet event included: • Australia's Gaia Retreat & Spa, World's Best Day Spa • Natura Bissé, World's Best Spa Brand • Aromatherapy Associates, World's Best Aromatherapy Brand • Waldorf Astoria Park City Spa, Utah's Best Hotel Spa Additionally, Erich Schulte, founder of QMS Medicosmetics, was named Spa Pioneer for his work advancing the science of skin care. FROM TOP: COURTESY SKIN CANCER FOUNDATION; COURTESY WORLD SPA AWARDS 1 . 8 0 0 . 5 6 2 . 5 3 7 7 Sofi a Vergara and Dr. Deborah S. Sarnoff

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