Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour Kicks-Off Charity Shopping Weekend to Benefit UM/Sylvester

09.20.2006

University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center will team up with Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour, and Ocean Drive magazine for Key to the Cure — a national shopping weekend to benefit women’s cancers, October 12 through October 15. This year’s kick-off party will be held at Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour on Thursday, October 12 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Entry donation of $30.00 and a percentage of sales from the shopping weekend will go directly to UM/Sylvester.

Guests will enjoy complimentary cocktails by Grey Goose vodka, fabulous tastings from South Florida’s top restaurants and caterers. On board this year is A Joy Wallace Catering and Production Team, Americana at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, Social Miami at The Sagamore, China Grill, Tuscan Steak, Blue Door at Delano, Mena Catering, 1220 Restaurant, Nobu, Norman’s, The Forge, The Capital Grille, Gourmet Food and Services and many more. Representation from the Ritz-Carlton Spa’s will be on hand to give relaxing services. Entertainment will be provided by celebrity DJ’s Elaine Lancaster, DJ Hana, DJ Leah courtesy of Bobby Stoner and The Fifth along with the 14 pc Gold Coast Society Band.

Special thanks for the generous donation from the models at Runways The Talent Group, A Joy Wallace Catering and Production Team, Phoenix Packaging Group, smartwater and Mercedes Benz-USA.

Saks Fifth Avenue invites you to shop till you drop for a great cause with a percentage of sales benefiting University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer center.

Please send Entry donation checks made out to: UM/Sylvester, Attention Jeanne Bonich 1550 NW 10th Avenue, Suite 200 Miami, FL. 33136 or for more information please call 305.243.2378 or 305.865.1100 ext. 5216.

Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world’s pre-eminent specialty retailers, is renowned for its superlative American and international designer collections, its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and home furnishings, and its first-rate fashion expertise and the exemplary client service of its Associates. Today, Saks operates 55 full-line stores in 26 states, 2 stores in the Middle East in Dubai and Riyadh, 50 OFF 5th Outlet Stores and www.saks.com, the company’s online store.

UM/Sylvester opened in 1992 to provide comprehensive cancer services and today serves as the hub for cancer-related research, diagnosis, and treatment at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. UM/Sylvester handles 1,400 inpatient admissions annually, performs 3,000 surgical procedures, and treats 3,000 new cancer patients. All UM/Sylvester physicians are on the faculty of the Miller School of Medicine, South Florida’s only academic medical center. In addition, UM/Sylvester physicians and scientists are engaged in 200 clinical trials and receive more than $31 million annually in research grants. UM/Sylvester at Deerfield Beach recently opened to better meet the needs of residents of Broward and Palm Beach Counties. This 10,000 square-foot facility at I-95 and S.W. 10th Street offers appointments with physicians from six cancer specialties, complementary therapies from the Courtelis Center, and education and outreach events. http://www.sylvester.org.

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