By Rita Kokshanian
Oct 20, 2014 @ 5:30 pm
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Celebs including Jennifer Garner, Rachel Zoe, Molly Sims, Katherine Schwarzenegger, and Maria Shriver wore shades of pink 0n Saturday night in Santa Monica, Calif. to support Elyse Walker's Pink Party, which benefits the Women’s Cancer Program at the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. The event, which raised over $1.8 million, marked the 10th anniversary of the party.

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"It's an incredible triumph for Elyse and all that she's done and for the women's research center at Cedar's," Zoe (in her own design), who co-hosted the party along with Garner, tells InStyle at the event. "It's extraordinary. [Research] is the most important thing." The night included speeches from Women's Cancer Program director Dr. Beth Karlan, Walker, Zoe, and Garner, followed by a silent auction and a fashion show.

"I really appreciate your voice in raising awareness and putting our event on the map," Walker said to Garner during her speech. Garner, dressed in a fuchsia Dior dress, was co-host of the event for the fourth time. "Going to Dr. Karlan's laboratory at Cedars-Sinai and getting a tour, you realize that there is a cure. It is on the horizon. And it's just, we're so close," the actress says. She joked that she had been host so many times because they choose it based on who spend's the most money at Walker's eponymous store.

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Sims (below), who looked radiant in a Blumarine dress, said that her game plan for the evening involved shopping, watching the fashion show, "and maybe [sitting] down!"

Donato Sardella/Getty contributor Schwarzenegger (below, left) and her mother Shriver (below, right) both wore dresses by ADEAM, one of the designers that was featured in the night's fashion show. "I think she's doing such amazing work," Schwarzenegger said of her good friend Walker.

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The event was also Walker's final year for the Pink Party, having decided to focus on helping others create brands and events. "My thought is that it's time to move on from pink," the designer (below) says, since it's now known that breast cancer isn't only a women's problem. "Tonight was a little bit about change. It's not really an end, but maybe a possible new beginning."

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—With reporting by Brianna Deutsch