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Siteman Benefits From Charitable Shoe Sale

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From left: Mike George, president and CEO, QVC Inc.; Timothy Eberlein, MD, director of the Siteman Cancer Center; and Joseph Moore, president and CEO, Fashion Footwear Association of New York.

June 1, 2012 – With thousands of shoes offered at half the manufacturer’s suggested retail price during the 18th annual QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” in October 2011, it was easier than ever for shoe lovers to take another step forward in the fight against breast cancer.

Supporting breast cancer research and education nationwide, QVC and the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) donated a portion of the proceeds to eight nonprofits, including the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington School of Medicine. Company representatives recently presented a $392,714 check to Siteman director Timothy Eberlein, MD. Siteman has received contributions from the annual shoe sale for seven consecutive years.

“Our breast cancer program and our patients from across the United States have benefited greatly from the $2.6 million that QVC and FFANY have contributed. We are extremely grateful for their generosity and that of their customers, who help our researchers continue their lifesaving work,” Eberlein says. 

Since its inception, the QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” event has sold more than one million pairs of shoes and donated more than $38 million to leading breast cancer research and education institutions. The event’s three “Special Pink Benefactors” – Nine West Footwear Corp., Brown Shoe Co., and Vince Camuto and Camuto Group – donated more than $500,000, bringing shoe shoppers such brands as Enzo Angiolini, Bandolino and AK Anne Klein as well as Via Spiga, Etienne Aigner, Carlos by Carlos Santana, Vince Camuto, BCBGeneration and LUCKY Brand. Other companies generously donating shoes include MICHAEL by Michael Kors, DKNY, Charles David, Johnston & Murphy, Cape Clogs, UGG Australia and many more.