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Key to The Cure

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Please join us at the
2016 Saks Fifth Avenue New Orleans

Key to the Cure

Kickoff Gala and Charity Shopping Weekend

Save The Date

Wednesday, October 26, 6 – 9 p.m.
Saks Fifth Avenue New Orleans, 301 Canal St.

Charity Shopping Weekend, Fashion Show, Food and Music
Thursday, October 27 thru Sunday, October 30

Key to the Cure 2016 is a four-day charity shopping weekend – Thursday, October 27, through Sunday, October 30 – during which 2% of sales at Saks Fifth Avenue New Orleans will be donated to the cancer research programs of the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium.

Over the past years, Saks Stores nationwide have raised over $36 million for cancer charities through Key to the Cure. The New Orleans event has generated $2,000,000 locally.

Kickoff Gala

Kickoff Gala

The Key to the Cure Kickoff Gala will take place Wednesday, October 26, 6 – 9 p.m., at Saks Fifth Avenue New Orleans, 301 Canal St. This year’s Gala will feature delectable items from several of our area’s finest restaurants and caterers; a huge assortment of libations, compliments of Republic National Distributing Co.; and great New Orleans-style entertainment. A fashion show will also be featured during the gala.

Suggested dress: Business/Cocktail

Tickets
Tickets

Tickets for the Key to the Cure Kickoff Gala cost $75 each and can be purchased via credit card by clicking on the link below:

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The online ticket sales period will end at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25. However, anyone wishing to purchase a ticket after this deadline can do so at the door on the evening of the Gala for the same price – $75 per ticket.

Sponsorship
Sponsorship

In addition to ticket proceeds and 2% of sales, Key to the Cure raises important funds for cancer research through cash sponsorships from individuals, corporations or foundations within the community.

2016 sponsorship opportunities follow:

Diamond Sponsor – $20,000 & Up

  • The presenting sponsor of the Kickoff Gala Fashion Show
  • Twelve (12) premium seats at the Kickoff Gala Fashion Show
  • Name included on the KTTC invitations and prominently on signage throughout the event
  • Name displayed on the Louisiana Cancer Research Center’s donor wall in the lobby of the sate-of-the-art facility
  • Twenty (20) tickets, valued at $75 each to the Kickoff Gala and Patron party, beginning at 5pm prior to the Gala

Platinum Sponsor – $10,000 – $19,999

  • Eight (8) premium seats at the Kickoff Gala Fashion Show
  • Name included on the KTTC invitations, event program and prominently on signage throughout the event
  • Name displayed on the Louisiana Cancer Research Center’s donor wall in the lobby of the sate-of-the-art facility
  • Twelve (12) tickets, valued at $75 each to the Kickoff Gala and Patron party, beginning at 5pm prior to the Gala

Gold Sponsor – $5,000 – $9,999

  • Four (4) premium seats at the Kickoff Gala Fashion Show
  • Name included on the KTTC invitations, event program and prominently on signage throughout the event
  • Name displayed on the Louisiana Cancer Research Center’s donor wall in the lobby of the sate-of-the-art facility
  • Eight (8) tickets, valued at $75 each to the Kickoff Gala and Patron party, beginning at 5pm prior to the Gala

Silver Sponsor- $2,500 to $4,999

  • Reserved area for four (4) at the Kickoff Gala Fashion Show (includes a tall cocktail table)
  • Name included on the KTTC invitations, event program and prominently on signage throughout the event
  • Name displayed on the Louisiana Cancer Research Center’s donor wall in the lobby of the sate-of-the-art facility
  • Six (6) tickets, valued at $75 each to the Kickoff Gala

Bronze Sponsor – $1,000 to $2,499

  • Name included on the event program
  • Four (4) tickets, valued at $75 each to the Kickoff Gala and Fashion Show

Vermeil Sponsor – $250 to $999

  • Name included on the event program
  • Two (2) tickets, valued at $75 each to the Kickoff Gala and Fashion Show

Fabulous Under Forty – $125

  • Name included on the event program
  • One (1) ticket, valued at $75 each to the Kickoff Gala and Fashion Show

If you would like to become a sponsor of the Saks Fifth Avenue New Orleans 2016 Key to the Cure cancer research fundraiser, please contact Gillian Stagg at 504-293-2618 or gstagg@nocci.comThe sponsorship form for the event can be found here.

If you are unable to attend the Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure event but would still like to make a donation, please make a check payable to the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium (LCRC), and mail to:

Lousiana Cancer Research Center
Key to the Cure
ATTN:  Ryan Graffagnini
1700 Tulane Ave., 10th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112

PLEASE NOTE:  All sponsors of $5,000 or more (cumulative giving to the LCRC since 2004) will have their name(s) displayed on the Louisiana Cancer Research Center’s Donor Wall.  Those donors who reach the $10,000, $25,000, and $50,000 levels will have increasingly larger billing on the wall, respectively.  To find out your cumulative giving total, please contact Ryan Graffagnini (504) 210-1719 or rgraffagnini@lcrc.info.

Our sincerest thanks to the following Key to the Cure 2015 in-kind donors:

  • Republic National Distributing Company
  • Roger Ogden, Darryl & Louellen Berger, and The Garage at Canal Place
Restaurants/Caterers
Restaurants/Caterers

Many thanks to the restaurant/catering vendors who will provide guests of the 2016 Key to the Cure Kickoff Gala with a mouthwatering array of delicious items to enjoy.

Please check back from time to time to review our restaurant partners and the delicious items they plan to serve.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Gillian Stagg – gstagg@nocci.com or 504-293-2618.

Entertainment
Entertainment

Guests of the 2016 Key to the Cure Kickoff Gala will enjoy fabulous entertainment on every floor of the store.

Please check back soon for our list of entertainers.