By Elaine Truong on
Super Saturday 13, deemed as the “Rolls Royce of garage sales,” attracted a bounty of celebrities for its annual sale on Saturday, July 31 in the Hamptons to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF).
August 2010 Vogue cover girl Gwyneth Paltrow, supermodel Karlie Kloss, American designer Donna Karan, and celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe were among the superstars who enjoyed the family-friendly event. The celebrity support didn’t stop at the guests who came; over 200 designers including Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Diane von Furstenberg, and Giorgio Armani contributed to the designer garage sale, with prices drastically slashed. Massages, spa treatments, and pedicures were offered by contributors such as The Physique 57 Pedicure Salon.
Hosted by Twilight star Ashley Greene and television personality Kelly Ripa, the event had much more activities such as a carnival just for children, a luxury raffle, and plenty of gourmet treats. At Camp Divalysscious, there were performances, arts and crafts, s’mores, and personalized tee-shirts for kids.
The fun wasn’t just for New York dwellers. Partnering up with shopping network QVC, Super Saturday 13 was broadcasted live across the nation to give everyone a chance to help the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
Founded in 1998 by Donna Karan, the OCRF’s President, and Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief the late Liz Tilberis, who died of ovarian cancer in 1999, the continuously successful event has raised millions of dollars for ovarian cancer research.
Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States and as a kind of cancer that is quite modest about showing symptons. With no effective screening tests, which leads to only 19% of cases caught before the cancer spreads, ovarian cancer research is constantly in need. Since 1998, OCRF has invested more than 33 million dollars for cancer research through grants.
Super Saturday 13 raised 3.3 million dollars for OCRF and has the loving support of celebrities and the fashion industry and because of the event, millions are able to reach out to ovarian cancer in their own way.
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