Net proceeds from 20th annual charitable shoe sale to support breast cancer research, 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 85,000 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 QVC Presents the 20th annual "FFANY Shoes on Sale." The broadcast is scheduled to air on QVC® from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
The event is held each October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with net proceeds from the sales benefiting breast cancer research programs and education institutions across the country, including U-M's Breast Oncology Program.
U-M received $397,970 from last year's sale and more than $4.5 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."
In addition to the broadcast, the "Shoe of the Day" is being offered each weekday from 7-9 a.m. on QVC during the month of October. Additional styles are available online at QVC.com, supporting breast cancer research and education.
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: LINTA, LINTB), 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 290 million homes worldwide through operations in the U.S., Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and a joint venture in China. West Chester, Pa.-based QVC has shipped more than a billion packages in its 26-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.
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 2013 event: The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 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, The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, and The Margie and Robert E. Petersen Breast Cancer Research Program at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John's Health Center. The Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation makes its home at 274 Madison Avenue, Suite 1701, New York, NY 10016, www.FFANY.org
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