Sephora Partners with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

The National Herald Archive

SAN FRANCISCO (BUSINESS WIRE) – Sephora recently announced a partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), forged with the goal of raising awareness for skin care and sun protection, and raising funds for skin cancer research.

For each Sephora Sun Safety Kit sold this spring, the prestige omni-retailer will donate $25 to help support the world’s oldest and largest cancer center in its continued commitment to research and educational programs.

The limited-edition kit features 12 products with SPF, specially curated to make finding the perfect sunscreen easier than ever. Sephora’s Sun Safety initiative is in its twelfth year, and the retailer has donated more than $7 million for skin cancer research.

“At SEPHORA, we are committed to continued education around smart skincare, wellness and self-care, and we are thrilled to partner with such a storied institution for our Sun Safety initiative,” said Artemis Patrick, EVP and Chief Merchandising Officer for SEPHORA. “This yearly programming is deeply personal to our clients and employees, and we’re excited to be able to contribute to the important work that Memorial Sloan Kettering is doing for education, research, and treatment.”

Jedd Wolchok, MD, PhD, Chief of the Melanoma & Immunotherapeutics Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering, said, “We’re honored to be working with Sephora, not only to help push forward our innovative research and commitment to patient care, but to also have a partner that supports awareness and prevention of this dangerous disease. With this support, we are continuing to keep our foot on the accelerator to save and improve more lives.”

The Sephora Sun Safety Kit retails for $39 and is available at and on the Sephora app and at Sephora stores.


Since its debut in North America 20 years ago, Sephora has been a leader in global prestige omni-retail, teaching and inspiring clients to play in 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 play with 14,000 products from 200 carefully curated brands, enjoy personalized services at the Beauty Studio aided by digital innovations, and engage with expertly trained beauty advisors in more than 400 stores across the Americas, as well as 600 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.