||The Rena Rowan Breast
Center of the University of Pennsylvania’s
Abramson Cancer Center (ACC) was one of the beneficiaries
of the 13th Annual QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” event,
fundraiser that supports breast cancer research and patient
||The ACC has again been selected as one of
the beneficiaries of the proceeds from the upcoming 2007 QVC
Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” event, to
be held October 17.
QVC and FFANY have selected Aileen and
Brian Roberts to receive their Humanitarian Award in recognition
of their continuing support and dedication to fighting cancer.
||Since its inception, the QVC Presents “FFANY
Shoes on Sale” event has sold over one million pairs
of shoes and raised almost $25 million, which was donated to
leading breast cancer research and education institutions.
(PHILADELPHIA) — With thousands of shoes at half the suggested
retail price, shoe lovers had the opportunity to splurge in the
name of charity at the 13th Annual QVC Presents “FFANY
Shoes on Sale” event
Cancer Awareness Month last October. The Rena
Rowan Breast Center of the University
of Pennsylvania’s Abramson
Cancer Center (ACC) was one of the beneficiaries of the
televised fundraiser that supports breast cancer research and patient
The check is presented to representatives
of the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
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QVC and FFANY representatives presented Kevin
R. Fox, MD, Co-Director of the ACC’s Rena
Rowan Breast Center, and John
H. Glick, MD, Associate Dean of the School of Medicine
for Resource Development, with a check in the amount of $395,000.
“We are grateful and honored to have been selected six years in a row
as a beneficiary of the QVC Presents ‘FFANY Shoes on Sale’ event,” said
Fox. “Thanks to the generosity of all who’ve supported
this event over the past six years, the Abramson Cancer Center
has received over $1.5 million to help develop new breast cancer
prevention, detection and treatment methods and to sponsor public
education programs for patients and their loved ones.”
The ACC has again been selected as one of the beneficiaries of
the proceeds from the upcoming 2007 QVC Presents “FFANY
Shoes on Sale” event, to be held October 17. In addition,
QVC and FFANY have selected Aileen and Brian Roberts to
receive their Humanitarian Award in recognition of their continuing
support and dedication to fighting cancer.
In December 2006, Ralph J. and Suzanne Roberts and Brian L. and
Aileen Roberts pledged $15 million to PENN Medicine to help create
therapy center that will offer fully integrated conventional
radiation treatment with proton radiation, which can be delivered more precisely and with considerably less undesirable radiation affecting normal tissues.
The Roberts Proton
Therapy Center, expected to open in 2009, will
be the largest and most comprehensive proton therapy center in
the world and one of only six such centers in the country.
Since its inception, the QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on
Sale” event has sold over one million pairs of shoes
and raised almost $25 million, which was donated to leading breast
cancer research and education institutions. It is the largest
fundraising event in the shoe industry where dozens of top name
brands, such as Nine West, Anne Klein New York, Via Spiga, Calvin
Klein, Coach Footwear, UGG Australia, Cole Haan, Frye, Timberland,
Michael by Michael Kors, and Naturalizer, have graciously donated
products to help fund research for a cure for breast cancer.
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The Abramson Cancer Center (ACC) of the University
of Pennsylvania is a national leader in cancer research, patient care, and education.
The pre-eminent position of the Cancer Center is reflected in its
continuous designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the
National Cancer Institute for 30 years, one of 39 such Centers
in the United States. The ACC is dedicated to innovative and compassionate
cancer care. The clinical program, comprised of a dedicated staff
of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, physical
therapists, nutritionists and patient support specialists, currently
sees over 50,000 outpatient visits, 3400 inpatient admissions,
and provides over 25,000 chemotherapy treatments, and more than
65,000 radiation treatments annually. Not only is the ACC dedicated
to providing state-of-the-art cancer care, the latest forms of
cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment are available to our
patients through clinical themes that developed in the relentless
pursuit to eliminate the pain and suffering from cancer. In addition,
the ACC is home to the 300 research scientists who work relentlessly
to determine the pathogenesis of cancer. Together, the faculty
is committed to improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment
Rena Rowan, an internationally recognized fashion designer and businesswoman,
inspired the Rena Rowan Breast Center. Based on her personal
experience with breast cancer, Ms. Rowan personally guided the development of
the Breast Center to ensure that each woman receives the same outstanding level
of care, attention, and sensitive treatment. The Rena Rowan Breast Center was
specially designed to meet patients' need for comfort, privacy, and convenience.
The goal of the Center is to provide a setting that makes patients feel continuously
supported during a difficult time.
The Fashion Footwear Charitable
Foundation was created to support
ongoing research and educations 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 on QVCÒ during the Fashion Footwear Charitable
Foundation’s annual charity benefit, QVC Presents “FFANY
Shoes on Sale.” Net proceeds are distributed to leading
breast cancer research and education institutions across the
United States, including the Abramson Cancer Center of the University
of Pennsylvania; The Breast Cancer Research Foundation; The Gillette
Center for Women’s Cancers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute;
The Joyce Eisenberg Keefer Breast Cancer at the John Wayne Cancer
Institute; The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center’s
Breast Oncology Program; and the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish
Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. The Fashion
Footwear Charitable Foundation makes its home at 1414 6th Avenue,
Suite 203, New York, NY 10019.
QVC, a wholly owned subsidiary
of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Interactive
Group (Nasdaq: LINTA), is one of the largest multimedia retailers
in the world, with annual revenue of more than $7 billion. QVC
is committed to providing customers with thousands of the most
innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry, and home
products. Its programming is distributed to more than 160 million
homes worldwide. The company’s
website, QVC.com, is ranked among the top general merchant Internet
sites. With subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Germany, and
Japan, West Chester, PA-based QVC has shipped more than a billion
packages in its 20-year history.
PENN Medicine is a $3.5 billion enterprise
dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical
research, and excellence in patient care. PENN Medicine consists
of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (founded
in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University
of Pennsylvania Health System.
Penn's School of Medicine is ranked #2 in the nation for receipt
of NIH research funds; and ranked #3 in the nation in U.S. News
& World Report's most recent ranking of top research-oriented
medical schools. Supporting 1,400 fulltime faculty and 700 students,
the School of Medicine is recognized worldwide for its superior
education and training of the next generation of physician-scientists
and leaders of academic medicine.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System includes three hospitals,
all of which have received numerous national patient-care honors [Hospital
of the University of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation's
first hospital; and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center]; a faculty practice
plan; a primary-care provider network; two multispecialty satellite
facilities; and home care and hospice.
Penn Medicine is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $5.3 billion enterprise.
The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 18 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $373 million awarded in the 2015 fiscal year.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center -- which are recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report -- Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital -- the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Chestnut Hill Hospital and Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.
Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2015, Penn Medicine provided $253.3 million to benefit our community.