From left to right: Joseph C. Moore, President & CEO, Fashion Footwear Association of New York; UAMS' Carla Emanuel; UAMS' V. Suzanne Klimberg, M.D.; UAMS' Peter D. Emanuel, M.D.; UAMS' Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D.; Mike George, President & CEO, QVC, Inc.; UAMS' Jonnie Westbrook and UAMS' Kent Westbrook M.D.
LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) got a boost in the fight against breast cancer with money generated by the 20th Annual QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale,” held in October 2013.
Supporting breast cancer research and education institutions nationwide, the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) and QVC selected the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute as one of the nine beneficiaries of the 2013 event. QVC and FFANY representatives presented a check in the amount of $342,143 to Cancer Institute Director Peter Emanuel, M.D., and V. Suzanne Klimberg, M.D., director of the UAMS Breast Cancer Program, who accepted the donation on behalf of the organization.
“We are honored to be chosen as a recipient of these funds, which will benefit our breast cancer research and education efforts in Arkansas,” Emanuel said. “With this support, we’ll be able to educate more women about the importance of mammography and continue the search for better treatment options.”
Since its inception, QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” has sold more than 1.7 million pairs of shoes and generated more than $44 million to benefit leading breast cancer research and education institutions. Designated as the event’s “Special Pink Benefactors” in 2013, The Nine West Group, Brown Shoe Company and Camuto Group each donated shoes worth more than $500,000. Their contributions included brands such as Nine West, Anne Klein and Easy Spirit, as well as Via Spiga, Franco Sarto, Naturalizer, Vince Camuto, Jessica Simpson and VC Signature.
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: LINTA, LINTB), 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 United States, Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and a joint venture in China. West Chester, Pennsylvania-based QVC has shipped more than a billion packages in its 27-year history and 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.
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 2014 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.