Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour Kicks-Off Charity Shopping Weekend To Benefit Sylvester


Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine 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 cancer research, October 15 through October 19, 2008. This year’s kick-off party will be held at Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour on Wednesday, October 15 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Entry donation is $40.00 and a percentage of sales from the shopping weekend will go directly to Sylvester.

Philanthropist Irma Braman is Honorary Chair with Co-Chairs Kim Wood, Jeff Peck, and Alan Randolph.

In 2002, Irma and Norman Braman contributed $5 million to create the Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Institute is devoted to advancing research in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Mr. Braman is the former owner of the Philadelphia Eagles and owns eight auto dealerships in Miami, Palm Beach, and Denver. This is the fifth year that Mrs. Braman has chaired Saks Key to the Cure.

“Our hope is that someday breast cancer will be treated more effectively so that every patient will be given increased quality of life,” says Irma Braman. “That would be a real breakthrough and a source of great personal satisfaction for us.”

Saks Fifth Avenue invites you to shop till you drop for a great cause with a percentage of sales benefiting Sylvester. National sponsors for this year’s event include Mercedes Benz of Miami, Ocean Drive Magazine, A Joy Wallace Catering Production and Design Team, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Smart Water, and Buchanan Ingersol and Rooney PC.

Guests will enjoy complimentary cocktails by Grey Goose vodka and Little Black Dress wine, fabulous tastings from South Florida’s top restaurants and caterers. On board this year is A Joy Wallace Catering and Production Team, 1 Bleu at The Regent Bal Harbour, China Grill, Tuscan Steak, Blue Door at Delano, Mena Catering, Chef Allen’s, Touch Catering, Il Mulino at the Acqualina, Kobe Club, Abokado, 2 Taste Catering, Aerobar Miami, Andu, Aroma Espresso, Brosia, Catering By Chef Jackie, Ciao, Domo Japones, Food Gang, Indigo Restaurant at the Intercontinental Hotel, Pasha’s RA Sushi Bar Restaurant, Shelia Lundgren Sweets, Stella’s Sweet Shoppe, The Cool Yogurt Place, The Setai, South Beach, Tatianas, Todo Dulce Everything Sweet, and We Take the Cake. Three floors of live entertainment include the talents of celebrity DJ Diva Elaine Lancaster, DJ Mark Levanthal, DJ Irie and The Goldcoast Society Band.

Please send entry donation checks made out to: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Mail to the attention of Jeanne Kushner, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Office of Development, 1550 NW 10th Avenue, Suite 200, Miami, FL 33136 or for more information, please call 305-243-9088.

About Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center 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. Sylvester handles nearly 1,600 inpatient admissions annually, performs 2,700 surgical procedures, and treats more than 3,700 new cancer patients. All Sylvester physicians are on the faculty of the Miller School of Medicine, South Florida’s only academic medical center. In addition, Sylvester physicians and scientists are engaged in more than 200 clinical trials and receive more than $36 million annually in research grants. Sylvester at Deerfield Beach opened in 2003 to better meet the needs of residents of Broward and Palm Beach counties. A major expansion has recently been completed. Deerfield Beach offers appointments with nearly 30 physicians from 12 of Sylvester’s 15 Site Disease Groups, complementary therapies from the Courtelis Center, and education and outreach events.

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 home furnishings, and its first-rate fashion expertise and the exemplary client service of its associates. Today, Saks operates 54 full-line stores in 25 states, 2 stores in the Middle East in Dubai and Riyadh, 49 Off 5th Outlet Stores and, the company’s online store.

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