| September 10,
Nationally Televised Event Benefits
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
QVC Presents "FFANY Shoes on Sale" on Wednesday,
Oct. 15, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm ET
(Philadelphia, PA) - Across the state
of Pennsylvania and the nation, women and men can put
their shopping power to good use as QVC and the Fashion
Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) team up on
Wednesday, October 15, for a nationally televised shoe
sale to support breast cancer research and education.
The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
is one of seven organizations benefiting from this year's
proceeds. More than 100,000 pairs of shoes - 20,000
pairs of which will be donated by the Nine West Group
- will be available at half the suggested retail value.
The three-hour television special, called "FFANY
Shoes on Sale," airs in Philadelphia from 7:00 pm
to 10:00 pm. Check your local listings for the QVC channel
in your area. Over the past nine years, the event has
raised more than $13 million nationwide for breast cancer
research and education, from the sale of over 850,000
pairs of shoes.
For those who may miss the big event, QVC will also
feature "Shoe of the Day" segments every weekday, from
7:00 am to 9:00 am ET, beginning on October 1, and continuing
throughout the month during "The QVC Morning Show."
Shoes can be purchased by calling 1 (800) 345-1515 or
through the QVC website at www.qvc.com.
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