SAKS FIFTH AVENUE PALM BEACH GARDENS TEAMS UP WITH JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER FOR THE KEY TO THE CURE CHARITY SHOPPING WEEKEND

September 17, 2012

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE PALM BEACH GARDENS TEAMS UP WITH JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER
FOR THE KEY TO THE CURE CHARITY SHOPPING WEEKEND

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (September 17, 2012) – 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 2012 Key to the Cure, a charity shopping weekend taking place Thursday, October 18 through Sunday, October 21.

To launch this year’s event, Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Beach Gardens will host a Key to the Cure kick-off celebration on Wednesday, October 17, from 5:30 p.m. - 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 Ocean, Brio Tuscan Grille, Buddha Sky Bar, Café Chardonnay, Cantina Laredo, Cha Cha’s, Coolinary Café, Dada Restaurant, DD’s Cupcake Shoppe, Guanabanas, In the Kitchen, Russell’s Blue Water Grill, Sandy James Fine Food and Productions, Sugarcane Island Bistro and The Capital Grille, 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 www.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 Carolina Herrera, 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.
Actress Penelope Cruz has been named the 2012 Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund ambassador for Saks Fifth Avenue’s 2012 KEY TO THE CURE campaign. In support of this program, Ms. Cruz will appear in a national public service announcement (PSA) wearing the Carolina Herrera 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 more than $31 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, jewelry, cosmetics and gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates. Today, Saks operates 45 full-line stores in 21 states, 2 licensed stores in the Middle East and 2 licensed stores in Mexico City, 61 Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores and saks.com, the company’s online store. Saks Fifth Avenue is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is only one of 50 U.S. companies so named.

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 www.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, the medical center has approximately 1,500 team members, 520 physicians and 700 volunteers. Jupiter Medical Center is the recipient of the HealthGrades ‘America’s 50 Best’ Award™ for two years in a row (2011-2012) and the Distinguished Hospital Award - Clinical Excellence™ for eight years in a row (2005-2012). For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit www.jupitermed.com.  

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