John Wayne Cancer Institute benefits from QVC Presents "FFANY Shoes on Sale"

September 02, 2015
SANTA MONICA, CA – For more than 20 years, QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” has combined great shopping with a great cause. Last October, during the annual charitable shoe sale, more than 80,000 pairs of shoes were ordered at half the manufacturers’ suggested retail prices,* generating awareness and funds for breast cancer research and education.   

The Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) and QVC selected the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center as one of the nine beneficiaries of the 2014 event. FFANY and QVC representatives presented a check in the amount of $380,000 to Patrick Wayne, son of the legendary John Wayne and chairman of the John Wayne Cancer Institute board of directors, who accepted the donation on behalf of the organization.

“The phenomenal support from this unique event allows the John Wayne Cancer Institute to continue to make discoveries that have fundamentally changed the way breast cancer is diagnosed and treated around the world,” Wayne said. “We are truly grateful to QVC, FFANY, its generous fashion sponsors and, of course, all the shoe shoppers who are helping us give breast cancer the boot!”

Funding from QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” enables scientists at the Institute to advance breast cancer research in the areas of early detection through blood tests, personalized medicine through nano-technology and therapies that activate the immune system to fight against breast cancer.

Since its inception, QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” has sold more than 1.7 million pairs of shoes and generated more than $47 million to benefit leading breast cancer research and education institutions. Designated as the event’s “Special Pink Benefactors,” Nine West Group, Caleres, Camuto Group and Marc Fisher Footwear each donated pairs of shoes worth more than $500,000. Their contributions included brands such as Nine West, Anne Klein, Easy Spirit, Via Spiga, Franco Sarto, Naturalizer, Vince Camuto, VC Signature, Jessica Simpson, Guess, Tommy Hilfiger and Ivanka Trump.

The John Wayne Cancer Institute is pleased to be a part of QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” once more this fall at the Waldorf Astoria New York. For more information about supporting this event, which helps to benefit breast cancer research at the Margie and Robert E. Petersen Breast Cancer Research Program at John Wayne Cancer Institute, please contact Andy Trilling, vice president of principal gifts at (310) 315-6111.

*The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is based on supplier’s representation of value. No sales may have been made at this price.

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About QVC

QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: QVCA, QVCB), 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 300 million homes worldwide through operations in the U.S., Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and a joint venture in China. Based in West Chester, Pa. and founded in 1986, QVC has evolved from a TV shopping company to a leading ecommerce and mobile commerce retailer. 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 FFANY and its  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.” Funds are distributed to leading breast cancer research and education institutions across the United States, including beneficiaries for the 2015 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, The Margie and Robert E. Petersen Breast Cancer Research Program at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence 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.

About the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center

Since 1981, the family of John Wayne has been committed to pioneering cancer research in memory of their father, who died of cancer. For more than 30 years, the dedicated physicians and scientists at the John Wayne Cancer Institute have made groundbreaking discoveries that have changed the way cancer is detected, diagnosed and treated around the world. Today, the tradition of excellence continues as the Institute spearheads new research advances, while training the next generation of leaders in the fight against cancer through its renowned Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program. The Institute’s programs focus on melanoma, breast, neuro, prostate and gastrointestinal cancers, as well as innovative research in cancer genomics, molecular biomarkers, and chemo- and immunotherapies.  With its unique ability to rapidly turn scientific discoveries into novel approaches for early detection and treatment, the John Wayne Cancer Institute provides immediate hope to cancer patients everywhere. For more information, please visit www.jwci.org.