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Super Saturday 16 Hosted by Donna Karan and Kelly Ripa to Benefit Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

John Mitty Monday, June 24, 2013

NEW YORK, N.Y. – June 24, 2013– Kelly Ripa, Donna Karan and InStyle will host Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s (OCRF) 16th annual Super Saturday, sponsored by QVC.  SuperSaturday 16 will take place on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Nova’s Ark Project in Water Mill, New York from 1:00PM – 6:00PM with a special preview hour beginning at Noon.

Super Saturday 16 is OCRF’s fun-filled, family-oriented daylong fundraiser, complete with a one-of-a-kind designer garage sale, kids’ carnival and activities, a luxury raffle and gourmet treats. Once dubbed “the Rolls Royce of garage sales,” the most anticipated element of Super Saturday is the fashion garage sale, which includes merchandise from over 200 prominent designers including: Donna Karan, Theory, alice + olivia, Robert Rodriguez, Diane von Furstenberg, Helmut Lang, Joie, JBrand and Ralph Lauren.  For the sixth consecutive year, the “Designers A to Zoe” booth by Rachel Zoe will feature luxury designers such as J. Mendel, Chloe, Proenza Schouler and Etro among others.

OCRF and QVC are uniting once again for “QVC Presents Super Saturday Live,” a live broadcast at 2:00PM EST, offering viewers nationwide the chance to purchase premier fashion, beauty, jewelry, accessories and home items for half the suggested retail price, with net proceeds benefitting OCRF.  For the second year in a row, QVC will launch its dedicated Pinterest campaign, “Pin It Forward,” designed to generate awareness and funds for OCRF’s cause.  The multimedia retailer has created a Super Saturday Board, where followers are encouraged to pin with a purpose from June 27th through the event.  For every pin, QVC will donate $1 to OCRF, up to $10,000.  For more information on “QVC Presents Super Saturday Live,” please visit QVC.com/SuperSaturday.  

In addition to incredible shopping, Super Saturday 16 will offer attendees an afternoon of activities and indulgences including: a fun photo booth hosted by Robert Rodriguez; a place to relax and refresh at the InStyle Cabana; the Color Club Color Bar offering guests manicures, pedicures and nail art; The Moraccanoil Oasis Express Spa and Styling Bar where shoppers can experience luxurious, oil-infused body and hair products through complimentary beauty services, signature spa massages and deluxe product samples; and Psychic Readings with Betsy Wahmann.  Steve Porter, internationally renowned DJ and music producer will provide the entertainment.  Additionally, Charitybuzz will host a special Super Saturday auction from July 10 – July 30 with amazing one-of-a-kind VIP experiences, celebrity meet & greets and so much more! Bidding will take place live at the event or at www.charitybuzz.com/supersaturday.

For children at Super Saturday 16, there will be rides, games and arts and crafts galore.  This summer at Camp Divalysscious kids can enjoy Wendy The Pipe Cleaner Lady, Face Painting, Balloon Artistry, s’mores making and special performances from Miss Pinkie and FabuLyss Musical acts by KBC Kids.  Space Odyssey East will roll out the hottest video games available to play in the arcade mecca.

Super Saturday was created in 1998 by Donna Karan and the late Liz Tilberis, beloved Editor-In-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar and President of OCRF. Donna Karan has sponsored and hosted the event since its founding and all net proceeds go directly to OCRF’s research programs.  InStyle has been a sponsor and host of Super Saturday since 2001, and Kelly Ripa has hosted since 2004.  Beginning in 2007, sponsor QVC has broadcasted live at the event.

In 2012, Super Saturday raised over $3.5 million for Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

Ticket prices for Super Saturday 16 are $450 (regular), $650 (preview) or $850 (VIP preview) for adults and $150 for kids ages 5-16 (kids under 5 are admitted free.) The VIP preview ticket includes access to an exclusive shopping hour from 12:00PM – 1:00PM, VIP tent access and a Goodie Bag.  The preview ticket includes access to an exclusive shopping hour from 12:00PM – 1:00PM and a Goodie Bag. Tables and sponsor packages are also available beginning at $2,500. To purchase tickets or for more information, please call London Misher Public Relations at 212.759.2800 or visit Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s website, http://supersaturday16.kintera.org. 

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About Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF):

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) is the oldest and largest charity in the United States funding ovarian cancer research.  Our mission is to fund scientific research that leads to more effective identification, treatment, and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer, as well as related educational and support initiatives. Each year there will be approximately 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer in the United States, and about 15,500 women will die of the disease.  Currently there is no effective means of early detection.

Since 1998, OCRF has awarded 195 grants to scientists at more than 63 leading medical centers in the U.S., an investment of over $50 million for ovarian cancer research. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, OCRF-sponsored investigators are developing innovative strategies for early detection; exploring the genetics that increase risk for ovarian cancer; understanding the underlying molecular biology of the disease; identifying new and better targets for treatment; and deciphering how and why ovarian cancer spreads, and how to stop it.

To learn more or join us in the fight, please visit www.ocrf.org.

jmitty@longislandyellowpages.com

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