SAKS FIFTH AVENUE PALM BEACH GARDENS TEAMS UP WITH JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER
FOR THE KEY TO THE CURE CHARITY SHOPPING WEEKEND
October 1, 2011 – Palm Beach Gardens, FL – To help raise both money and awareness for women’s cancers, Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Beach Gardens will partner with Jupiter Medical Center’s Kristin Hoke Breast Health Program and host the 2011 Key To The Cure, a charity shopping weekend taking place Thursday, Oct. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 23.
To launch this year’s event, Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Beach Gardens will host a Key to the Cure kick-off celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 5:30 to 9 p.m., featuring hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment and, of course, shopping. During the private event, guests will enjoy cocktails and a selection of savory bites from a host of fabulous local restaurants and specialty shoppes, including III Forks Prime Steakhouse, 3800 North Ocean, Brio Tuscan Grille, Café Chardonnay, Cantina Laredo, DD’s Cupcake Shoppe, EVO, Guanabanas, Hollywood Cupcakes, In the Kitchen, Jupiter Island Grille, Rita’s Italian Ice and Sandy James Fine Food and Productions, just to name a few.
This year, WRMF Radio Personality Jennifer Ross and cancer survivor Martha Gillespie-Beeman will be Co-Chairing the event. Admission to the Key to The Cure kick-off celebration is $40 per person or $75 per couple. Tickets can be purchased online at jmcfoundation.org or by calling the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation at 561-263-5728.
Saks will also offer a limited-edition Key to the Cure T-shirt designed by Elie Tahari, available beginning Friday, October 1 and retailing for $35 in Saks stores, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores and on saks.com. 100 percent of the purchase price of each shirt sold will be donated to local charity partners.
Grammy and Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson has been named the 2011 Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund ambassador for Saks Fifth Avenue’s 2011 KEY TO THE CURE campaign. In support of this program, Ms. Hudson will appear in a national public service announcement (PSA) wearing the Elie Tahari limited-edition T-shirt. The Key to the Cure PSA will appear in major fashion and lifestyle magazines in September and October.
Saks Fifth Avenue initiated its charity shopping weekend in 1999. Since then, the company has donated over $30 million to women’s cancer research and treatment organizations throughout the United States. Organizations benefiting from these funds include: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund, Cleveland Clinic, Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Nevada Cancer Institute and many others.
About 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, jewellery, cosmetics and gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates. Today, Saks operates 46 full-line stores in 22 states, 5 licensed stores in the Middle East and 2 licensed stores in Mexico City, 57 Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores and saks.com, the company’s online store.
About Jupiter Medical Center Foundation
The Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, the fundraising arm of Jupiter Medical Center, is dedicated to obtaining philanthropic resources to fulfill the critical healthcare needs of our rapidly growing community. Revenues generated through tax-deductible contributions are re-invested in Jupiter Medical Center for new technologies, innovative programming, sophisticated outreach and enhanced facilities to sustain a healthy community. For more information about funding and gifting opportunities, please call the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation at 561.263.5728 or visit us at jmcfoundation.org.
About Jupiter Medical Center
A not-for-profit 283-bed community Medical Center consisting of 163 private acute care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center provides a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in orthopedics and spine, geriatrics, minimally invasive surgical procedures including robotic surgery, emergency services, cardiac services, obstetrics, cancer care and advanced diagnostics. Founded in 1979, Jupiter Medical Center is ranked #9 in the Ft. Lauderdale/Miami Metro area by U.S. News & World Report, and was recognized as “high performing” in five specialty areas, including cancer, ear, nose and throat, gynecology, kidney disorders, and neurology and neurosurgery. The Medical Center has approximately 1,500 employees, 520 physicians and 700 volunteers.
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