The Cancer Research Institute Young Philanthropists, along with 300 other young professionals gathered on March 25, 2010, at Saks Fifth Avenue for an evening of fashion, cocktails, and philanthropy to support the Institute’s groundbreaking efforts to change the face of cancer treatment. The event featured two hours of premium open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, and the chance to preview some of the newest spring fashions, which were styled on live models.
Music was provided by special guest DJ Josh Madden and VIP guests were automatically entered for the chance to win one of two incredible prizes: a style session with celebrity stylist Lauren Rae Levy along with a Saks shopping spree, won by Chris Niland; and a weekend at New York’s Standard Hotel, along with car service and massages, won by Dina Golas. The VIP, pre-event reception featured complimentary professional makeup services and a private shopping session with a Saks Personal Shopper.
All guests were invited to shop for CRI from 5-8 p.m. Event attendees were given a shopping card, allotting them 10% off of all purchases, and 10% of total purchases made during that period of time will be donated to the Cancer Research Institute, complements of Saks Fifth Avenue. The evening was a great success, raising more than $20,000 for the Cancer Research Institute’s programs.
Thank you to the following event sponsors:
Saks Fifth Avenue, Charity Happenings, Brinley Gold Rum, China Grill, Estee Lauder, EZ Ryder Car Service, Fourth Wall Restaurants, Greenwich Hotel, Horseneck Wines & Liquors, Locanda Verde, The Mercer Hotel, Nestle Waters, Poland Spring, Pop Chips, Ready to Roll Car Service, Sapporo, Sign Expo, The Standard Hotel, Tara Pearls,Touton Limited, TyKu, and Vitech Systems Group.