Key to the Cure

Key to the Cure - Friends of Dana Farber

Staged in the cozy upper corner of the Saks 5th Avenue 2nd floor salon the dazzling Key to the Cure event was a star studded delight. At capacity there were a few small areas to sit but quickly filled up to standing room only. What I appreciated most about the event were the heartfelt stories and the fashion presentations that highlighted the amazing style of every day people and all the heroes on a mission to cure cancer. The styling options were a fashionistas dream and the garments were very high quality.  Stand out pieces included a baby pink feather accented frock with cobalt blue velvet shoes and a beautiful black coat embellished with gold piping and detail. This event not only provided the Dana Farber Institute with much needed cancer reasearch donations but also joined the fashion community together to celebrate the strides that have been made in finding a key to the cure.



On Oct 27th, 2016 Saks Fifth Avenue partnered with the Friends of Dana-Farber to present the annual nationwide "Key to the Cure" initiative to fight women's cancers. During the weekend long event (October 27-30), Saks donated two percent of all clothing sales to the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers.

During the event Key to the Cure highlighted the stories and lifestyles of prominent supporters of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston through their style. These influential women and men styled an outfit that best represents their personality and lifestyle, and presented their looks during the cocktail event  at Saks Fifth Avenue Boston, all proceeds from the event went back to Friends of Dana-Farber.

Key to the Cure model
Saks "Key To The Cure" Style Your Story
Saks Fifth Avenue
800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
October 27, 2016
VIP Cocktail Party: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Sponsors and Guests)
General Admission: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (All Ticketholders)

Fashion Presentation Stylists:

Jody Adams, Chef and Restauranteur, Porto
Lauren Baker, First Lady of Massachusetts
Meredith Beaton-Starr, Integrative Health Coach
Elisha Daniels, Stylist
Marc Hall, Owner, Marc Hall Design
Sarah Higgins, Patient, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Lisa Hughes, Co-Anchor, WBZ-TV News
Ty Kuppig, Principal, Tyger Productions
Stacey Lucchino, PEAR Institute, McLean Hospital and Harvard University
Dr. Erica Mayer, Dana-Farber

Cancer Institute
Lynne Montesanto, Chief Revenue Officer, Boston Magazine
Alain Negueloua, General Manager, Mandarin Oriental Boston
Abigail Ogilvy, Owner, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery
Shea Rose, Musician
Jamie Tedford, Brand Networks
Janet Wu, Journalist