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Key to The Cure

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Please join us at the
2014 Saks Fifth Avenue New Orleans

Key to the Cure

Kickoff Gala and Charity Shopping Weekend

Save The Date

Wednesday, October 15, 6 – 9 p.m.
Saks Fifth Avenue New Orleans, 301 Canal St.

Charity Shopping Weekend
Thursday, October 16 thru Sunday, October 19

Key to the Cure 2014 is a four-day charity shopping weekend – Thursday, October 16, through Sunday, October 19 – 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 13 years, Saks Stores nationwide have raised over $34 million for cancer charities through Key to the Cure. The New Orleans event has generated $1,550,000 locally, every penny of which went into cancer research here at home.

Kickoff Gala

Kickoff Gala

The Key to the Cure Kickoff Gala will take place Wednesday, October 15, 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 beverages, compliments of Republic National Distributing Co.; and great New Orleans-style entertainment on every level of the store. Complimentary parking will once again be provided the night of the Gala by Roger Ogden, Darryl & Louellen Berger and The Garage at Canal Place. The Gala attracts approximately 1,200 guests each year on average.

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:

Eventbrite - 2014 Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure Kickoff Gala

The online ticket sales period will end at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14. However, anyone wishing to purchase a ticket after this deadline can do so at the door on the evening of the Gala (via cash or check ONLY) 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.

2014 sponsorship opportunities follow:

Diamond Sponsor – $20,000 & Up
With a diamond-level sponsorship, you will be the exclusive sponsor of one Saks Department on the evening of the Kickoff Gala, Wednesday, October 15, 6 – 9 p.m.  Department sponsors will enjoy individually “themed” departmental ornamentation, signage and seating, as well as a dedicated butler.  (Only 5 departmental sponsorships will be offered.)  Diamond-level sponsors will also have their name(s) included on the KTTC invitations, on all ad placements, and prominently on signage throughout the event venue. Additionally, diamond sponsors will have their name(s) displayed on the Louisiana Cancer Research Center’s donor wall, located in the lobby of this new state-of-the-art facility.  You will also receive twenty tickets to the Kickoff Gala and Patron Party (beginning at 5pm prior to the Gala) (valued at $75 each).

Platinum Sponsor – $10,000 – $19,999
With a platinum-level sponsorship, you will be the exclusive sponsor of one Saks Department on the evening of the Kickoff Gala, Wednesday, October 15, 6 – 9 p.m.  Department sponsors will enjoy individually “themed” departmental ornamentation, signage and seating, as well as a dedicated butler.  (Only 5 departmental sponsorships will be offered.)  Platinum-level sponsors will also have their name(s) included on the KTTC invitations, on all ad placements, and prominently on signage throughout the event venue. Additionally, platinum sponsors will have their name(s) displayed on the Louisiana Cancer Research Center’s donor wall, located in the lobby of this new state-of-the-art facility.  You will also receive twelve tickets to the Kickoff Gala and Patron Party (beginning at 5pm prior to the Gala) (valued at $75 each).

Gold Sponsor – $5,000 – $9,999
With a gold-level sponsorship, your name will be included on the KTTC invitations, on all ad placements, and prominently on signage throughout the event venue. Gold sponsors will have their name(s) displayed on the Louisiana Cancer Research Center’s donor wall, located in the lobby of this new state-of-the-art facility.  You will also receive eight tickets to the Kickoff Gala and Patron Party (beginning at 5pm prior to the Gala) (valued at $75 each).

Silver Sponsor- $2,500 to $4,999
With a silver-level sponsorship, your name will be listed on the KTTC invitations, you will be recognized in the event program, and have prominently displayed signage throughout the event venue. In addition, you will receive six tickets to the Kickoff Gala and Patron Party (beginning at 5pm prior to the Gala) (valued at $75 each).

Bronze Sponsor – $1,000 to $2,499
With a bronze-level sponsorship, you will be recognized in the event program. In addition, you will receive four tickets to the Kickoff Gala (valued at $75 each).

Vermeil Sponsor – $250 to $999
With a vermeil-level sponsorship, you will be recognized in the event program. In addition, you will receive two tickets to the Kickoff Gala (valued at $75 each).

Fabulous Under Forty – $125
With a Fabulous Under Forty sponsorship, you will be recognized in the event program and on signage at the event, and you will have access to the Fabulous Under Forty Party-Within-A-Party in the Contemporary Department, where there will be special entertainment, food and beverages for the committee members and their guests. In addition, you will receive a $75 ticket to the Gala.

If you would like to become a sponsor of the Saks Fifth Avenue New Orleans 2014 Key to the Cure cancer research fundraiser, please contact Gillian Stagg at 504-293-2618 or gstagg@nocci.com

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) included 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 Melanie Cross at 504-988-6592 or mcross@tulane.edu.

Our sincerest thanks to the following Key to the Cure 2014 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 2014 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.

Entertainment
Entertainment

Guests of the 2014 Key to the Cure Kickoff Gala will enjoy fabulous New Orleans-style entertainment on every floor of the store.

Please check back soon for our list of entertainers.