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Tommy Hilfiger swoops into The Galleria to kick off a cancer shopping weekend

Tommy Hilfiger swoops into The Galleria to start cancer shopping event

Tommy Hilfiger and Dee-Ocleppo-Hilfiger, from left, and Wezy and Bobby Dees at the CancerForward Key To The Cure Kick-off October 2014
Tommy Hilfiger and Dee-Ocleppo-Hilfiger, left, with Weezy and Bobby Dees. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Chris and Kristy Bradshaw at the CancerForward Key To The Cure Kick-off October 2014
Benefit chairs Chris and Kristy Bradshaw. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Kristen and Jason Kaminsky at the CancerForward Key To The Cure Kick-off October 2014
Kristen and Jason Kaminsky. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Ting Bresnahan at the CancerForward Key To The Cure Kick-off October 2014
Ting Bresnahan. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Judy Nyquist and Ron Baloochi at the CancerForward Key To The Cure Kick-off October 2014
Judy Nyquist and Ron Baloochi. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Shawntell McWilliams, left, and Tijuana Harvey at the CancerForward Key To The Cure Kick-off October 2014
Shawntell McWilliams, left, and Tijuana Harvey. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Sam Baldwin at the CancerForward Key To The Cure Kick-off October 2014
Sam Baldwin. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Rafael Chavez, from left, Carmina Zamorano and Trey Velasco at the CancerForward Key To The Cure Kick-off October 2014
Rafael Chavez, from left, Carmina Zamorano and Trey Velasco. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Owen Carson and Maya Kirk at the CancerForward Key To The Cure Kick-off October 2014
Owen Carson and Maya Kirk. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Nina Rotan at the CancerForward Key To The Cure Kick-off October 2014
Nina Rotan. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Jennifer Baran-Batchelor, left, and Kathleen Jennings at the CancerForward Key To The Cure Kick-off October 2014
Jennifer Baran-Batchelor, left, and Kathleen Jennings. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Janet and Ernie Cockrell, from left, with Denise Monteleone at the CancerForward Key To The Cure Kick-off October 2014
Janet and Ernie Cockrell, from left, with Denise Monteleone. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Gregg Ring, from left, Ellie and Michael Francisco and Joseph Francisco at the CancerForward Key To The Cure Kick-off October 2014
Gregg Ring, from left, Ellie and Michael Francisco and Joseph Francisco. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Drs. Jayne and Bobby Kapur at the CancerForward Key To The Cure Kick-off October 2014
Drs. Jayne and Bobby Kapur. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Dr. Bob Gower, from left, Rachel Gower and Lisa Malosky at the CancerForward Key To The Cure Kick-off October 2014
Dr. Bob Gower, from left, Rachel Gower and Lisa Malosky. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Tommy Hilfiger and Dee-Ocleppo-Hilfiger, from left, and Wezy and Bobby Dees at the CancerForward Key To The Cure Kick-off October 2014
Chris and Kristy Bradshaw at the CancerForward Key To The Cure Kick-off October 2014
Kristen and Jason Kaminsky at the CancerForward Key To The Cure Kick-off October 2014
Ting Bresnahan at the CancerForward Key To The Cure Kick-off October 2014
Judy Nyquist and Ron Baloochi at the CancerForward Key To The Cure Kick-off October 2014
Shawntell McWilliams, left, and Tijuana Harvey at the CancerForward Key To The Cure Kick-off October 2014
Sam Baldwin at the CancerForward Key To The Cure Kick-off October 2014
Rafael Chavez, from left, Carmina Zamorano and Trey Velasco at the CancerForward Key To The Cure Kick-off October 2014
Owen Carson and Maya Kirk at the CancerForward Key To The Cure Kick-off October 2014
Nina Rotan at the CancerForward Key To The Cure Kick-off October 2014
Jennifer Baran-Batchelor, left, and Kathleen Jennings at the CancerForward Key To The Cure Kick-off October 2014
Janet and Ernie Cockrell, from left, with Denise Monteleone at the CancerForward Key To The Cure Kick-off October 2014
Gregg Ring, from left, Ellie and Michael Francisco and Joseph Francisco at the CancerForward Key To The Cure Kick-off October 2014
Drs. Jayne and Bobby Kapur at the CancerForward Key To The Cure Kick-off October 2014
Dr. Bob Gower, from left, Rachel Gower and Lisa Malosky at the CancerForward Key To The Cure Kick-off October 2014

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.