“We appreciate the generous support that
Saks provides to UC Cancer Center and The Barrett Center,” said UC
President Nancy L. Zimpher. “Saks’ annual Key To The Cure
campaign is an exemplary effort to reach out and make a difference in
the community. UC is very fortunate to have Saks as a partner in the
fight against cancer.”
Saks Fifth Avenue launched Key To The Cure,
a charitable initiative to fight women’s cancers, in 2003. Building
upon the success of its Fashion Targets Breast Cancer shopping weekend
begun in 1999, Saks Fifth Avenue expanded the program to include all
women’s cancers including ovarian, cervical, uterine, and breast.
For the 2003 Key To The Cure
event, Saks Fifth Avenue teamed up with the Entertainment Industry
Foundation (EIF), an organization formed during World War II to unite
the giving power of the Hollywood studios and celebrities. Saks’
Cincinnati store donated 2 percent of all sales September 17-20 to UC
Cancer Center and The Barrett Center.
UC Cancer Center and The Barrett Center hosted its annual Think Pink
educational luncheon to kick off the national shopping campaign. The
luncheon raised $118,000 for breast cancer research. In addition to the
funds raised at the Think Pink luncheon and the Key To The Cure shopping weekend, employees at Saks in Cincinnati donated $1280.