Ann Arbor - With thousands of shoes offered at half the manufacturer's suggested retail price during
the 17th Annual QVC Presents
"FFANY Shoes on Sale", it was easier than ever for shoe
lovers to take another step forward in the fight against breast cancer.
Daniel Hayes, M.D., center, accepts a check from Michael George, president and CEO of QVC Inc., and Joseph Moore, president and CEO of the Fashion Footwear Association of New York
Supporting breast cancer research and education institutions nationwide, last year's event selected the University of Michigan Comprehensive
Cancer Center as one of the eight beneficiaries. A check in the amount of $400,000 was presented by
FFANY representatives to
Daniel Hayes, M.D., co-director of the Breast Oncology Program at U-M, who accepted the
donation on behalf of the organization.
"FFANY and QVC have been instrumental in supporting several avenues of research that would not have been pursued otherwise," Hayes says.
"We've used this support to move our research in breast cancer forward, including one of the first clinical trials with a drug directed
against breast cancer stem cells. Other studies are looking at markers that can be used to personalize anti-cancer treatments, such as
circulating tumor cells and inherited genetic differences that may make individual patients more or less susceptible to toxicities of our therapy."
U-M's Breast Oncology Program has received $3.7 million from this event since 2001.
Since its inception, QVC Presents "FFANY Shoes on Sale" has sold more than 1.5 million pairs of shoes and donated more than $35 million to
leading breast cancer research and education institutions. The event's two "Special Pink Benefactors," the Nine West Footwear Corporation and
Brown Shoe Company, donated more than $500,000 of inventory, bringing shoe shoppers such brands as AK Anne Klein, Enzo Angiolini and Bandolino as
well as Via Spiga, Etienne Aigner and Carlos by Carlos Santana. Other companies that generously donated shoes included MICHAEL by Michael Kors,
UGG Australia, Coach Footwear, BCBGeneration, Jessica Simpson, Vince Camuto and Calvin Klein - among many others.
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Interactive Group (Nasdaq: LINTA), is
one of the largest multimedia retailers in the world. 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 more than 180 million homes worldwide.
The company's Web site, QVC.com, is ranked among the top general merchant Internet sites. With operations in the United Kingdom,
Germany, Japan and Italy, West Chester, Pa.-based QVC has shipped more than a billion packages in its 24-year
history. QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc.
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 2010 event:
The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The Center for Women's Cancers at
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, The University of Michigan Comprehensive
Cancer Center's Breast Oncology Program, 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 John Wayne Cancer Institute
Breast Center 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
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
both 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.
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Written by Nicole Fawcett
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