It was September 6 1999 when Dr Joseph Hkeik founded All Saints Skin Clinic. 20 years on, we have become one of Australia’s leading skin clinics.
We couldn’t let our incredible achievements over the years go unnoticed. It was important for us to celebrate this impressive 20 year milestone in spectacular style.
The celebratory event was held on Saturday, 21 September at one of Sydney’s most renowned venues, the Museum of Contemporary Art Sculpture Terrace.
The night was hosted by one of Dr Joseph Hkeik’s dearest friends, Kerri-Anne Kennerly, and was filled with family, close friends, and industry personalities who helped shape All Saints Skin Clinic as we know it today.
During the evening Dr Joseph Hkeik delivered a touching and heartfelt speech. He mentioned that All Saints was formed by combining two of his life passions: medicine and art (sculptures and ceramics in particular).
He also thanked his mother, Nazha Hkeik, for playing a very important role in his personal interests and professional choices. Here we extracted the part of the speech that was dedicated to his mother:
My mother planted this creativity seed in my heart from a very young age. As a young boy, I remember sitting beside my mother as she made her own dresses. As a child, I would be so mesmerised! How can a human being take a flat piece of fabric, and turn it into the most beautiful garment?
She would wear this garment, and all of a sudden her transformation was amazing! And that really left a seed in my heart. That one day, when I grow up, I want to be like my mother – someone that can transform things.
But along the way she would teach me about unconditional love. She taught me how to unconditionally help people without really asking for anything in return. And above that, she taught me about honesty. She also taught me to respect all human beings, especially women. At that time, in some parts of the world, women were not getting enough of what they deserved.
Guests in attendance included Australian television and radio presenter, actress and singer, Kerri-Anne Kennerley, editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar Australia Eugenie Kelly, former editor-in-chief of Harper’s BAZAAR Australia Kellie Rush, Vogue beauty and health editor at large Ricky Allen, Australian bridal and red carpet fashion designer Steven Khalil and many more.