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News Archive - Progress Newsletter Summer 2001 Online
QVC Shoe Sale to Support U-M Breast Cancer Research
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, e-commerce leader QVC and the Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation will once again present "FFANY Shoes on Sale" - the Fashion Footwear Association of New York's eighth annual fund-raiser to benefit breast cancer research and education. During the month of October, more than 100,000 pairs of shoes from the world's top designers will be offered on QVC at half the retail price. This year, net proceeds will benefit the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, along with six other prominent breast cancer research centers. During the last five years, FFANY/QVC have supported translational and clinical research in breast cancer at five centers, including a clinical study among all five centers studying ways to decrease hot flashes in women who have had breast cancer.
"FFANY/QVC support has been instrumental in supporting several avenues of research that would not have been pursued otherwise," says Daniel Hayes, M.D., newly appointed clinical director of the U-M Breast Cancer Program. "I cannot say enough nice things about the volunteers in FFANY and QVC who have made this happen.
"These people are dedicated to ensuring that we make a difference against this disease, and through their support we will," continues Dr. Hayes, formerly of Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
QVC's star-studded, on-air gala is scheduled for Wed., Oct. 3, 7-10 p.m., E.T. In addition to this special, QVC will also feature "Shoe of the Day" segments every weekday during the QVC Morning Show, 7-9 a.m., E.T., throughout the month of October. Tune in to support the Cancer Center!