Over 500 people attended the 14th annual Key to the Cure Event on Wednesday, October 17th at Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour.

The Kickoff Party had delectables provided by many of Miami’s hottest restaurants that included: Azul at the Mandarin Oriental, Bongos Cuban Café, City Hall, The Restaurant, Cookies by Shar, DeliverLean, Egg & Dart, Epicure Gourmet Market & Café, Essensia, Gotham Steak at the Fountainebleau, J & G Grill, Makoto, Mister Collins, Morton’s the Steakhouse, Paulina’s Pops, Spartico, STK, The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions, The Green House Organic Food Restaurant, Timo, and We Take the Cake. Cocktails will be generously provided by Southern Wine & Spirits, and refreshments by VitimanWater and Coca-Cola. The Nailbar in Midtown Miami offered polish changes with the latest nails colors from Dior. Live music was provided by DJ Madlinx.

Key to the Cure is a shopping weekend that took place from Thursday, October 18th to Sunday, October 21, during which 2% of the sales from the weekend and the kickoff event are donated to Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center.

“We are very pleased with the success of this year’s event,” commented Deborah Slack, Vice President and General Manager of Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour. “Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour has raised and donated over $450,000 locally since the beginning of Key to the Cure to help fight women’s cancers.”

Saks Fifth Avenue’s annual Key to the Cure campaign is a company wide initiative that has raised over 30 million dollars to date for women’s cancer research and treatment organizations throughout the United States.
About Key to the Cure Saks Fifth Avenue initiated its charity shopping weekend in 1999. Since then, the company has donated $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; EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund; Cleveland Clinic; Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Nevada Cancer Institute and many others.

About The Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center is a nationally recognized, award-winning facility that utilizes a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating cancer.  Mount Sinai is the only hospital in Florida, and one of only 23 in the U.S., to receive its third consecutive Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC).  In addition, Mount Sinai’s radiation oncology program was the first in South Florida to earn accreditation from the American College of Radiology and American Society of Radiology and Oncology.  As South Florida’s only National Cancer Institute-funded adult Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP), Mount Sinai takes part in clinical trials that give patients access to pioneering new cancer treatment options before they become available to the general public.

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