What: Kickoff to Saks Fith Avenue's 16th annual Key to the Cure shopping weekend.
Where: Saks Fifth Avenue in the Galleria.
The 411: Saks sponsors the fundraiser for cancer research that runs for four days in Saks stores nationwide. Galleria Saks GM Bobby Dees welcomed guests and introduced VIPs of the evening Tommy Hilfiger and Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger, designer of the new luxury handbag collection, Dee Ocleppo.
More than 500 guests poured in for the evening that honored cancer survivors — the Rev. Preston J. Allen, the much-beloved Sovereign Services field supervisor Ron Baloochi, 30-year cancer survivor and philanthropist Janet Cockrell, Rebecca Cooke, Susan G. Komen Houston board chair Anne Hamilton Meyn, four-time cancer survivor Michael Francisco, energy industry titan Bob Gower and Dr. Margo Hilliard Alford, the recently retired senior veep of Harris County Health System.
Kristy and Chris Bradshaw served as chairs of the event that benefited CancerForward.
Who: Among guests were Kate Stukenberg, Maryann and Jody Hoffer, Carmina Zamorano and husband Rafael Chavez, Candice and Lonnie Schiller, Anne Carl, Jack Rains, Ellie Francisco, Denise Monteleone and Shawntell McWilliams.