Super Saturday is always a day to remember in the Hamptons. Hosted by Donna Karen and Kelly Ripa, this past Saturday was the annual designer garage sale at Nova’s Ark in Water Mill to benefit Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Super Saturday is nothing short of spectacular.
I started going to Super Saturday a few years ago with my boyfriend’s family. Once I was first roped in, I’ve never looked back and now it’s a summer highlight, virtually ‘Christmas in July.’ My boyfriend’s mom (Gail, below center) beat stage 3 ovarian cancer, as did my maternal grandmother. For us, this is way more than just a shopping outing, Hamptons go-to, and a car full of shopping bags. It’s a special celebration, to honor those personally affected by this awful disease, especially Gail who is the ultimate survivor. She kicked cancer’s ass in 2008.
Over 22,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer annually and less than 50% of those survive five years post-diagnosis. If the disease is detected early, it is most likely treatable, so be sure not to miss a doctor’s appointment and question abnormalities!
OCRF is the largest charity world-wide funding ovarian cancer research. So, what’s Super Saturday all about? Essentially, shopping discount designer merchandise; hundreds of venders donate 100% of their Super Saturday proceeds to OCRF. There’s a ton more going on around the sale tent, from a kids carnival, games, manicures, psychic readings, demos, sweets and treats, celebrity sightings, face painting, raffle, and, an open bar. Sant Ambroeus provides an amazing catered lunch and there’s always lots of other treats; Hampton Coffee, ZICO, Pirate’s Booty, Blue Print juice, Carvel ice cream, and more.
Prices lower as the day goes on, so by the end of the day, once you’ve shopped and are about to drop, remaining expensive designer merchandise can cost just a few bucks. You bet your bottom dollar I got a pair of those jeans.
One Healthy Breakdown: Have a drink, buy a dress, eat well, chat with Kelly, and help a good cause? That’ makes for one SUPER Saturday.