Net proceeds from 19th annual charitable shoe sale to support breast cancer research and education nationwide
Written by Nicole Fawcett
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Buying a must-have pair of suede pumps or cute wedge sandals could end up benefiting cancer research at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Offering more than 125,000 pairs of shoes at half the manufacturer's suggested retail price, QVC and the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) are joining together for the 19th annual QVC Presents "FFANY Shoes on Sale®," scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 24. The event is held each October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with net proceeds from the sales benefiting cancer research programs and education institutions across the country, including U-M's Breast Oncology Program.
U-M received $542,714 from last year's sale, and $4.2 million total since becoming involved with the event.
"FFANY and QVC have been instrumental in supporting several avenues of breast cancer stem cell research that would not have been pursued otherwise," says Daniel F. Hayes, M.D., co-director of the Breast Oncology Program at U-M. "They are dedicated to ensuring that we make a difference against this disease, and through their support we will."
Overall, QVC and FFANY have donated more than $38 million for breast cancer research and education, selling more than 1 million pairs of shoes.
Time: 5 to 8 p.m.
Shoes will be available, while supplies last, through QVC by calling 800-345-1515 or by visiting QVC.com.
About the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center:
The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center provides its patients comprehensive diagnostic, treatment and support services in an environment that reflects our mission: the conquest of cancer through innovation and collaboration. The Breast Oncology Program consists of laboratory and clinical investigators who work together to translate exciting ideas and observations from the laboratory to the clinic to further advance evaluation and treatment of patients at risk for or diagnosed with breast cancer.
About the Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation:
The Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation was created to support ongoing research and education programs in the fight against breast cancer and is supported by members of the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY). Donated footwear is sold on live television through QVC during the Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation's annual charity benefit, QVC Presents "FFANY Shoes on Sale." Net proceeds are distributed to leading breast cancer research and education institutions across the United States, including beneficiaries for the 2012 event: The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John's Health Center, The Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, The Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center's Breast Oncology Program, The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation makes its home at 274 Madison Ave., Suite 1701, New York, N.Y. 10016, www.FFANY.org.
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ:LINTA), is the world's leading video and ecommerce retailer. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. Its programming is distributed to approximately 240 million homes worldwide through operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Italy and a joint venture in China. West Chester, Pa.-based QVC has shipped more than a billion packages in its 25-year history and the company's website, QVC.com, is ranked among the top general merchant Internet sites. QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc.