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U-M breast oncology program benefits from televised fund-raiser
QVC® and FFANY® present U-M Cancer Center with $382,075 check-added 6/5/09
Ann Arbor - With thousands of shoes offered at half the manufacturer's suggested retail price, shoe lovers had the opportunity to splurge in the name of charity at the 15th annual QVC Presents "FFANY Shoes on Sale" event event during Breast Cancer Awareness Month last October. The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center's Breast Oncology Program was one of the beneficiaries of the televised fund-raiser that benefits breast cancer research and education institutions.
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 $382,075.
"FFANY and QVC have been instrumental in supporting several avenues of research that would not have been pursued otherwise," says Hayes. "The QVC and FFANY staff and supporters have been dedicated to ensuring that we make a difference against this disease, and through their support we have and we will continue to do so."
Since its inception, the QVC Presents "FFANY Shoes on Sale" event has sold more than 1 million pairs of shoes and has donated more than $30 million to leading breast cancer research and education institutions. It is the largest fund-raising event in the shoe industry where dozens of top name brands, such as Nine West, AK Anne Klein, Via Spiga, Enzo Angiolini, Bandolino, Etienne Aigner, Calvin Klein, Coach Footwear, UGG Australia, MICHAEL by Michael Kors and Naturalizer, graciously donate products to help fund research for a cure for breast cancer.
About the Fashion Footwear Charitable FoundationThe 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 2009 event: The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The Gillette 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 1414 6th Avenue, Suite 203, New York, NY 10019, www.FFANY.org.
About QVCQVC, 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 166 million homes worldwide. The company's Web site, 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 22-year history. QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc.
About the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer CenterThe 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. Call the U-M Cancer AnswerLine™ at 800-865-1125.
Written by Nicole Fawcett
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