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May 15, 2007

U-M breast oncology program benefits from televised fund-raiser

QVC® and FFANY® present U-M Cancer Center with $402,000 check

ANN ARBOR, MI – With thousands of shoes at half the suggested retail price, shoe lovers had the opportunity to splurge in the name of charity at the 13th Annual QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale event during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Breast Oncology Program was one of the beneficiaries of the televised fundraiser that benefits breast cancer research and education programs.

From left to right, Joseph C. Moore, President & CEO, FFANY; Daniel F Hayes, M.D., Clinical Director, Breast Oncology Program; Michael George, President & CEO, QVC, Inc.

QVC and FFANY representatives presented Daniel Hayes, M.D., clinical director of breast oncology at the U-M Cancer Center and professor of internal medicine at the U-M Medical School, with a check in the amount of $402,000.
 
"FFANY/QVC has been instrumental in supporting several avenues of research that would not have been pursued otherwise,” says Hayes. “These people are dedicated to ensuring that we make a difference against this disease, and through their support we will.”

Since its inception, the QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale event has sold more than 1 million pairs of shoes and raised nearly $25 million to be donated to leading breast cancer research and education institutions.  This is the largest fundraising event in the shoe industry in which dozens of brands, such as Nine West, Anne Klein New York, Via Spiga, Calvin Klein, Coach Footwear, UGG Australia, Cole Haan, Frye, Timberland, Michael by Michael Kors and Naturalizer graciously donate products to help fund research for a cure.

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 on 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 the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania; The Breast Cancer Research Foundation; The Gillette Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; The Joyce Eisenberg Keefer Breast Center at John Wayne Cancer Institute; The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Breast Oncology Program; and Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. The Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation makes its home at 1414 6th Avenue, Suite 203, New York, NY 10019.

About QVC

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, with annual revenue of more than $7 billion. QVC is committed to providing customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products.  Its programming is distributed to more than 160 million homes worldwide.  The company’s website, QVC.com, is ranked among the top general merchant Internet sites. With subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan, West Chester, PA-based QVC has shipped more than a billion packages in its 20-year history.

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 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 with breast cancer.

Written by: Nicole Fawcett

 

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