We have a new look but the same goals! The Annual Key to the Cure event previously hosted nationally solely by Saks Fifth Avenue is transitioning to the Research for the Cure Gala and will be sponsored locally by the Shops at Canal Place including Saks. Thanks, must go to Saks Fifth Avenue for providing 20 successful years of support to the New Orleans community in our cancer battle. We are most grateful for their years of sponsorship. Our new gala will still benefit the Louisiana Cancer Research Center and its consortium members (Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center- New Orleans, Tulane University, Xavier University, and Ochsner Health System). On October 16, 2019 from 6 PM until 9 PM, the event will be held in the entire Canal Place Shopping Center venue as we enjoy our area’s finest restaurants, caterers and local music. As a plus, Canal Place shops will be open for purchasing their wonderful offerings. For many of us cancer and its research are personal. To cancer we have lost parents, siblings, spouses, children and dear friends. Cancer does not discriminate. In addition, some of us are predisposed due to inherited genetic mutations, thus fighting genetic wars. Only research can provide answers for prevention knowledge, treatment guidance, and early diagnosis. Only research will lead to permanent cures. Continued research and clinical studies are a must. Leveraging investments from funds we raise, LCRC researchers successfully compete for millions in additional federal grant funds. Resulting new advances include the development of precision or personalized medicine initiatives, and new cancer immunotherapy treatments including the use of check-point inhibitors and Car-T cells that harness the patient’s own immune system to attack cancer cells. Future cancer research goals are preventative cancer vaccines and epigenetic drugs that convert cancer cells back to normal cells. Research for the Cure Gala Benefiting the Louisiana Cancer Research Center Tickets for the Research for the Cure Gala cost $75 each. You may purchase tickets by clicking on the link above. The online ticket sales period will end on Wednesday, October 16th. We will also make tickets available at the door on the evening of the Gala for the same prices - $75/$125 per ticket. Suggested Dress: Business/Cocktail Research for the Cure Gala Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 6 – 9 p.m. (CDT), Canal Place, 333 Canal St., New OrleansComplimentary Parking provided by Canal Place For more information click here.