Philanthropic Fun: Think Pink
Saks Fifth Avenue celebrated its 20th annual “Key to the Cure” supporting cancer research.
All three floors of Saks Fifth Avenue New Orleans were decked in an elegant array of pink décor to celebrate “Key to the Cure” benefiting the Louisiana Cancer Research Center. This year marked the 20th anniversary of the annual benefit, which has raised $2,200,000 for cancer research.
Each of the floors hosted small bites and beverages from a vast array of local restaurants, caterers and liquor purveyors, with a host of sweets and desserts surrounding the third floor.
Musical entertainment was provided by Alexey Marti Sextet on the first floor, the ELS Show Band on the second floor and Paul Sanchez and Mark Carroll on the third floor. Judith Faye provided tarot card readings for curious patrons.
The Saks Fifth Avenue’s Best of Fall/Winter 2018 Fashion Show took place on the third floor featuring the trendiest designer fashions of the season.
Co-Chairs were Carolyn Elder, Louellen Berger, Patricia Brinson and Olivia Manning. Honorary Co-Chairs Governor John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna H. Edwards were in attendance. Governor Edwards delivered remarks at the fashion show.
Approximately 600 guests attended the festive event. Saks also donated 10 percent of sales from the “Key to the Cure” weekend to the LCRC.
Event at a Glance
What: “Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure,” benefiting the Louisiana Cancer Research Center
When: Wednesday, October 10
Where: Saks Fifth Avenue at the Shops at Canal Place
Honorary Co-Chairs Gov. John Bel Edwards and Donna Edwards with Gayle Benson
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