Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour partners with The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

01.31.2013

Bal Harbour (February 2, 2013) — This February, Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour will give 5% of all registered purchases made with a Saks Fifth Avenue credit card back to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine with an initiative called Saks Loves Your Cause. The donations will benefit cancer research at Sylvester, keeping support within each Saks Fifth Avenue store’s immediate community.

“After Saks Fifth Avenue’s successful charity initiative in 2012, were excited to be able to continue with the February promotion for the second year. We appreciate our customers’ charitable involvement and again look forward to giving back locally with this exciting national program,” Steve Sadove, Chairman and CEO, Saks Incorporated, said.

“Partnerships in the community are critical to the mission of Sylvester. We are very pleased to again be working with Saks Fifth Avenue to impact cancer in South Florida,” Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., Director, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, said

Registration is one simple step at point of sale linking the customer account with their chosen charity.

Saks.com will also be supporting the program, with 5% of online purchases made using a registered Saks card to benefit Sylvester. Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth will be asking customers their charity preference at point of purchase.

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 43 full-line stores in 20 states, 5 international licensed stores, 65 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 the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center:

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center opened in 1992 to provide comprehensive cancer services to the South Florida community. Together with the 40-bed inpatient hospital, Sylvester serves as the hub for cancer diagnosis and treatment for UHealth – University of Miami Health System. In 2003, Sylvester expanded its cancer services to patients in Broward and Palm Beach with the opening of Sylvester at Deerfield Beach. Two more facilities have been opened between 2009 and 2012, Sylvester at Kendall and Plantation, to serve patients in southern Miami-Dade County. Since its founding, Sylvester has transformed cancer research and treatment in South Florida and beyond. Today there are more than 305,000 outpatient visits at the cancer center and more than 250 physicians and scientists working together to realize Harcourt Sylvester Jr.‘s vision of a comprehensive cancer center. In addition, Sylvester physicians and scientists are engaged in approximately 168 clinical trials and receive more than $49 million annually in research grants.

Mission:

Seek to reduce the human burden from cancer and other serious illnesses through research, education, prevention, and the delivery of quality patient care

Vision:

Becoming a fully integrated program of patient care, education, and research with an international reputation for excellence. Sylvester will provide new hope for cancer patients in our extended community, which includes South Florida, the southeastern United States, the Caribbean, and South America. Sylvester will promote efficient, community responsive health care, and generate resources to sustain and enhance innovative cancer programs. For more information, please visit www.sylvester.org.

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