Saks Fifth Avenue at Tyson’s Galleria used good food to benefit an even better cause.
By Kinne Chapin
Finding a cure for women’s cancers is certainly a worthy cause – but would you have ever guessed it would be a delicious cause as well? That was the concept of Saks Fifth Avenue‘s recent Key to the Cure Kick-Off Party, hosted at their Tysons Galleria store. Rather than hosting a traditional cocktail party, Saks treated guests to a tasting from some of the metro area’s best restaurants and encouraged them to shop until they dropped.
The evening’s tasting featured dishes from a jaw-dropping 20 restaurants throughout the district, demonstrating how eager local businesses are to do their part in finding a cure. Local favorites such as The Capital Grille, Juniper, and Lebanese Taverna lent their sumptous creations to the evening. In case guests were worried about all that delicious food, health experts from Equinox Fitness and other local institutions were on hand with fitness and lifestyle tips.
But the Kick-Off Party was much more than one night of food and shopping. The event launched the Key to the Cure Weekend, which ran through October 23. During the shopping weekend, including the Kick-Off Party, 2% of all sales benefitted Life with Cancer, an organization that provides support and eduction to those affected by cancer. But that’s not all – visitors to Saks during the Key to the Cure weekend could also purchase a limited edition Elie Tahari shirt, the proceeds of which went to EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund.
DC guests weren’t the only ones who supported Saks in its efforts to help find a cure. Grammy and Academy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson was the celebrity spokesperson for the shopping weekend, which was Saks’ 13th annual Key to the Cure campaign. Saks’ long lasting dedication to finding a cure is undoubtedly inspiring. We just hope they keep making their good deeds so delicious!