Saks Fifth Avenue donates proceeds to Duke Comprehensive Center

Posted October 18, 2008 6:27 p.m. EDT

— Saks Fifth Avenue in Raleigh hosted a special fashion show Saturday as part of the company’s 10th annual Key to a Cure campaign.

Cancer survivors walked the runway in dresses from New York designer Kay Unger’s collection. Unger and WRAL’s Renee Chou shared emcee duties for the event at the store at the Triangle Town Center mall.

Two percent of all weekend sales at the Raleigh store will be donated to the Duke Comprehensive Care Center.

Across the country, the company is donating a percentage of online and in-store sales to local charity partners.

Since 1999, Saks and its partners have donated more than $28 million to fight women’s cancers, according to the company’s Web site.