CancerForward salutes Texas civic leaders whose public journeys of cancer survivorship inspire and uplift other cancer survivors. Saks Fifth Avenue and PaperCity Magazine will present Houston's 16th Annual Saks Fifth Avenue Key To The Cure Kickoff from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Saks Fifth Avenue, Houston Galleria. Chaired by Kristy and Chris Bradshaw, the event is one of the fall season's most anticipated social happenings, and will benefit CancerForward: The Foundation For Cancer Survivors for the fifth consecutive year. Tickets are $50 per person in advance or $100 per person the night.
Making personal appearances will be American classic prep designer Tommy Hilfiger and his wife Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger, designer of the new luxury handbag collection, Dee Ocleppo, launching this fall and available exclusively in the U.S. at Saks Fifth Avenue.
The Hilfigers will join CancerForward founder and chair Beth Sanders Moore in presenting awards to the 2014 Class of CancerForward Forward Movers, eight Texas cancer survivors who are also noted civic leaders. The honorees include: Margo Hilliard Alford, MD, MPH; Rev. Preston J. Allen, MDiv, MA; Ron Baloochi; Janet Cockrell; Rebecca Cooke; Michael Francisco; Bob G. Gower, PhD; and, Anne Hamilton Meyn, MEd.
Said Moore, "Over the past five years, CancerForward's Forward Mover Program has recognized nearly 75 cancer survivors who as community leaders serve as role models to those seeking healthy cancer rehabilitation. We are deeply indebted to Saks Fifth Avenue for underwriting this important public awareness initiative."
The evening also serves as the formal unveiling of the annual Key To The Cure T-shirt, designed this year by Rag and Bone. Priced at $35 each, the unisex T-shirt will go on sale beginning Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
CancerForward will receive 100% of the proceeds from Houston area sales of the Key To The Cure T-shirt as well as 2% of storewide merchandise sales made at Saks Fifth Avenue, Houston Galleria during Charity Shopping Weekend: Wednesday, October 15 until Sunday, October 19, 2014. In the 16-year history of Charity Shopping Weekend, Saks Fifth Avenue has raised over $35 million benefiting cancer-related organizations nationwide.
To purchase tickets or make a donation to the October 15 Houston event, log onto www.cancerforward.org/kttc14
CancerForward: The Foundation For Cancer Survivors (cancerforward.org) is a free web-based networking and educational resource for cancer survivors of all ages and all types of cancers. More than 500,000 individuals have turned to CancerForward since it was founded in June, 2010. The Foundation's nonprofit mission is to connect, educate and share information among cancer survivors, empowering them to move forward with their lives. Its goal is to reduce the risk of recurring and second cancers by extending healthy lifestyle and after-treatment survivorship planning to all.
ABOUT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE
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 gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates. As part of the Hudson's Bay Company brand portfolio, Saks operates 39 full-line stores in 22 states, five international licensed stores, 73 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.