The City of Hope is honoring Karen Mendelsohn as its 2014 Spirit of Life honoree.
Mendelsohn is VP and chief marketing and strategy officer at home improvement giant Masco.
City of Hope is a California-based treatment and research facility dedicated to finding cures and new treatments for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
Mendelsohn serves on the Homebuilding Community Foundation Board, HomeAidAmerica Board as well as the City of Hope Hardware/Homebuilding Industry Executive Council.
Since it was founded in 1982, City of Hope’s Hardware/Homebuilding Industry has raised more than $140 million for lifesaving research, treatment and education programs. The group has grown to encompass a nationwide network of high-profile manufacturers, retailers, distributors, manufacturers' representatives and related members.