CITY OF HOPE AWARD: Susan Sokol, president and chief operating officer of J. Mendel, will receive the Spirit of Life Award at City of Hope’s spring luncheon on May 14 at the Plaza Hotel. She will be honored for her professional achievements, charitable contributions and personal commitment to the fight against women’s cancers. Prior to joining J. Mendel, Sokol served in executive postiions with Vera Wang, Michael Kors, Pegasus Apparel Group/Leiber Group, Donna Karan International and Calvin Klein Inc.
“My personal experience of fighting and surviving breast cancer could not have happened without the extraordinary advances in scientific research and medical treatment at institutions like City of Hope,” said Sokol. “I am honored to be recognized by an organization that embodies hope and provides compassionate care to patients and their families.”