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Siteman Cancer Center benefits from QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale”

Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, director of Siteman Cancer Center; Mike George, president and CEO of QVC Inc.; Karen Kharasch,... Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, director of Siteman Cancer Center; Mike George, president and CEO of QVC Inc.; Karen Kharasch, executive director of research and business administration at Siteman; and Ronald A. Fromm, president and CEO of the Fashion Footwear Association of New York

QVC and FFANY present a contribution of $300,000 as a result of charitable multiplatform event

For more than 20 years, QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” has combined great shopping with an even better cause. Last October during the annual charitable shoe sale, more than 80,000 pairs of shoes were purchased at half the manufacturer’s suggested retail price,* generating awareness and funds for breast cancer research and education.   

The Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY), the Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation (FFCF) and QVC selected the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center as one of the nine beneficiaries of the 2015 event. QVC and representatives of FFANY presented a check in the amount of $300,000 to Timothy Eberlein, MD, director of the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, and Karen Kharasch, Siteman’s executive director of research and business administration, both of whom accepted the donation on behalf of the organization. 

“Our breast cancer program and our patients from across the United States have benefited greatly from the more than $3.8 million that QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” has generated for the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center since 2005,” Dr. Eberlein said. “We are extremely grateful for their generosity and that of the footwear industry and QVC’s customers, who help our researchers continue their groundbreaking work.”

Since its inception, QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” has sold over 1.8 million pairs of shoes and generated more than $50 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 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, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Jessica Simpson, Guess, Tommy Hilfiger and Ivanka Trump. 

*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 360 million homes worldwide through operations in the U.S., Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, France 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 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 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 Siteman Cancer Center 

Siteman Cancer Center, ranked among the top cancer treatment centers by U.S. News & World Report, also is one of only a few cancer centers in the country to receive the highest rating of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) – exceptional. Comprising the cancer research, prevention and treatment programs of Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Siteman is Missouri’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and the state’s only member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.