Recap: Saks Fifth Avenue Raises Money for Suburban Hospital Women’s Cancer Programs at the annual Key to the Cure Launch Party
Last Thursday, October 20th 2011, the most fashionable and charitable of Washington were to be found at Saks Fifth Avenue in Chevy Chase. The Key to the Cure launch party is definitely one of the season’s most exciting party’s. When you walked in you were immediately greeted by the wonderful people of Saks in their Key to the Cure T-Shirts all designed by Eli Tahari. These were the women to be in good with. They had the “keys” to the cure. As a gold sponsor, EBeauty was given six keys, but for people who bought individual tickets, they could buy one ticket for fifty dollars or three for one hundred at the door.
The keys are what really made the event fun. Sponsors from all over the city donated various things to be auctioned off. In the middle of the second floor there was a large clear box that could only be opened with the right keys. The box was full of smaller Saks boxes. If your key opened the clear box than you got to pick out a Saks box and see what treasures you had won. Almost everyone was a winner. Four out of the six EBeauty keys were winners. The prizes EBeauty won were two gift certificates to local restaurants, a coupon for a free facial, and a gift card for personalized stationary. Other people won treasures donated by Chanel and Thierry Mugler. With all the winners in the room, their wasn’t a frown to be found anywhere.
Throughout all three floors there were tables of food from local restaurants. Matchbox had their famous sliders and of course Georgetown Cupcakes was there and no one was disappointed. On the first floor people were getting their makeup done by the wonderful beauty staff at Saks and everyone who bought anything got 20% off. All the proceeds of the night went to the Suburban Hospital Women’s Cancer Programs. Maybe the most fun for some people was what you got when you left: the gift bag. Full of all sorts of goodies such as free perfume samples, a tote bag, and lots of makeup. All in all it was not a night to miss.
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