Halle Berry is showing her support for the fight against cancer.
On Monday evening, the actress stepped out for the Key to the Cure campaign event, hosted by Saks Fifth Avenue, along with Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) and Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C), at Mr Chow in Beverly Hills. Berry - clad in an all-black Maria Lucia Hohan corset top and hip-hugging skirt, as well as Christian Louboutin heels - was joined by Days of Our Lives star Alison Sweeney, designer Andrea Lieberman of A.L.C. and celebrity florist Eric Buterbaugh.
Key to the Cure campaign, now in its 18th year, is Saks Fifth Avenue's annual fundraising initiative to fight cancer. While past events have been held in New York, Saks president Marc Metrick explains to Pret-a-Reporter that he wanted to host the soiree in Los Angeles this year because "Saks is everywhere - we wanted to be with our consumers. Halle is out here and she's a big part of what we've done, and we wanted her to be a part of it."
Berry currently serves as an EIF and SU2C ambassador. "First of all I think she resonates with our customer," Metrick said of having the 50-year-old as part of the company's charitable cause. "She's a philanthropic individual, so it's all genuine. We wanted something that was authentic, and again, very important to our customer that we be part of our community and what's an important cause."
Those who want to join Berry in showing their support can do so in style. For every purchase of this year's Key to the Cure t-shirt, designed exclusively by Christian Louboutin, net proceeds of sales from the tee will be donated to Stand Up to Cancer. Retailing at $35, the designer shirt can be purchased at all Saks Fifth Avenue locations in the U.S. and Canada, as well as saks.com and saksoff5th.com.