To help raise money and awareness for women’s cancers, Saks
Fifth Avenue Tampa at WestShore and The
Breast Cancer Research Foundation will partner with Moffitt
Cancer Center to host the 2010
KEY TO THE CURE, a charity shopping weekend Oct. 21
through 24. Nationwide, Saks stores, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF
5TH stores and www.saks.com
will donate 2 percent of sales up to $500,000 to local and
national women’s cancer charities.
To launch this year’s event co-chaired by Cheryl Adams and
Alysia Ekizian, Saks Fifth Avenue Tampa will host a KEY
TO THE CURE celebration Oct. 20 with a Patron Party at 5
p.m. on the upper level and a Kickoff Party at 5:30 p.m.
throughout the store. Saks will close its doors for these
The Kickoff Party, presented by the Tampa Bay Rays, will
celebrate the lives of Bay area women who battled cancer and
won. Survivors will model Saks Fifth Avenue
apparel in an exciting fashion show, emceed by Jen Holloway
House Networks, while being escorted by Moffitt
physicians and researchers. Survivors are:
Chris Bencivenga, breast cancer
Christina Capitano, melanoma
Annette Czaika, breast cancer
Frankie Harrell, breast cancer
Marilyn Healy, breast cancer
Nadyne Hines, lobular breast cancer
Maria Lord, leukemia
Tiffany Lott, breast cancer
Caryn Russ, HER 2+ breast cancer
Jackie Smith, melanoma
Janet Weinstock, breast cancer
The evening also will feature delicious food from The
Capital Grille, tempting desserts from A
La Carte Event Pavilion, fine wine and champagne from
Barefoot Wines, great entertainment provided by DJ Bobby
Stoner, and incomparable shopping at Saks.
Tickets are $100 per person and $250 for patrons.
Sponsorships for the KEY TO THE CURE Kickoff Party are:
Platinum Sponsor - $10,000
Gold Sponsor - $5,000
Silver Sponsor - $2,500
Bronze Sponsor - $1,000
Sponsor-A-Survivor - $500
Call the Moffitt Foundation at (813) 745-4327 or visit
www.insidemoffitt.com/KTTC to purchase tickets and to
get detailed sponsorship information.
Saks Fifth Avenue
and The Breast Cancer Research Foundation have announced
that Uma Thurman has been named the ambassador for
Saks Fifth Avenue’s 2010 KEY TO
THE CURE campaign. In the 12 years since the inception of
the Saks Fifth Avenue charity shopping weekend,
the company, together with its vendors and partners, has
raised more than $33 million for cancer research.
Celebrated designer Donna Karan created a limited edition
T-shirt exclusively to benefit KEY TO THE CURE that will
retail for $35 at Saks Fifth Avenue stores, Saks Fifth Avenue
OFF 5TH stores and on
www.saks.com One hundred percent of the proceeds from
each shirt sold will be donated to local charity partners.
The T-shirt debuts at
Saks Fifth Avenue
on Oct. 1.
Tampa, Florida, Moffitt
Cancer Center is an NCI Comprehensive
Cancer Center – a designation that recognizes Moffitt’s
excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials,
prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 14
affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in
Puerto Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is a member
of the National
Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of
the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S.
News & World Report as one of “America’s Best
Hospitals” for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to
contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.
About The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The mission of The
Breast Cancer Research Foundation®
is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our
lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative
clinical and translational research at leading medical
centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about
good breast health. A minimum of 85 cents of every dollar
goes to research and awareness programs.
Saks Fifth Avenue
Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world’s preeminent
specialty retailers, is renowned for its superlative
American and international designer collections, its
expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry,
cosmetics and gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise
and exemplary client service of its Associates. Today, Saks
operates 53 full-line stores in 25 states, 5 licensed stores
in the Middle East and 1 licensed store in Mexico City, 55 Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores and
company’s online store.