QVC and FFANY Collaborate on Annual Charitable Shoe Sale to Battle Breast Cancer

QVC Strides Towards A Cure, One Stylish Step At A Time

CONTRIBUTE TO THE CURE WHILE SCORING A GREAT DEAL. For the 23rd consecutive year, leading video and ecommerce retailer QVC is set to join forces with the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) to help conquer breast cancer with its annual QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” broadcast event, benefiting various breast cancer research and education institutions.

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.”429396

QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation , is the world’s leading video and ecommerce retailer. 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. 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. The company’s website, www.QVC.com, is ranked among the top general merchant Internet sites.

During the annual QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” broadcast, scheduled to air Thursday, October 20 from 6 to 9 PM (ET), shoe aficionados will be offered a chic variety of over 180 donated shoes styles from more than 85 brands. As an added bonus, all shoes will be offered at HALF the manufacturer’s suggested retail price* with a minimum of 80 percent of the purchase price** benefiting various breast cancer research and education institutions, including beneficiaries for the 2016 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 success of this event is contingent upon the generous donations of so many brands. This year, four footwear companies have been designated as Special Pink Benefactors for contributing more than $500,000 worth of shoes each: Nine West Group, which boasts such brands as Nine West, Anne Klein, Bandolino and Easy Spirit; Caleres, offering items from Bzees, Dr. Scholl’s Shoes®, Lifestride, Rykä, Sam Edelman, Franco Sarto, Via Spiga, Fergie Footwear and Carlos By Carlos Santana; Camuto Group, whose donation includes styles from Vince Camuto, Louise Et Cie, Jessica Simpson, Bcbgmaxazria, Bcbgeneration, Ed By Ellen Degeneres and Lucky Brand; and Marc Fisher Footwear, featuring Guess, G By Guess, Indigo Rd., Ivanka Trump, Marc Fisher, Tommy Hilfiger and Tretorn.411935

Also lending support to QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” is Zendaya, actress, singer, dancer, fashion icon and shoe lover, who serves as the spokesperson for the 2016 PSA campaign.

In addition to the broadcast event, shoe lovers can shop the Shoe of the Day, a special style unveiled each weekday from 7 to 9 AM (ET) on QVC during the month of October. Additional styles can be found in the online collection offered on www.QVC.com beginning October 1 and continuing throughout the month. Shoes will be available beginning in October through www.QVC.com, the QVC apps or by calling 800.345.1515, while supplies last.

The Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation is located at 274 Madison Avenue, Suite 1701, New York, NY 10016, www.FFANY.org

*The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is based on supplier’s representation of value. No sales may have been made at this price.

**Purchase price excludes shipping, handling and tax.

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A Little Pink Does a Lot of Good: Lands’ End’s Pink Thread Project to Raise Awareness and Funds For The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The Lands’ End Pink Thread Project will once again prove that a little pink can do a lot of good. The company is raising awareness and funding for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) through the annual campaign, which was created to further support the organization’s mission to be the end of breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research.

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Lands’ End (PRNewsFoto/Lands’ End, Inc.)

“At Lands’ End, we are proud to partner with and support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation through the annual Pink Thread Project,” said Joe Boitano, Co-Interim Chief Executive Officer, Lands’ End. “This impactful campaign proves that a little pink truly does a lot of good, and together with our customers we look forward to helping make a difference.”

Pink Thread

Lands’ End’s Pink Thread Project Raises Awareness and Funds For The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. For every Pink Thread monogram or embroidery added to Lands’ End apparel, accessories or home goods, Lands’ End will donate $4.50 of the $6.00 fee to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Supporters can take part in the Pink Thread Project by ordering online at http://www.landsend.com  now through October 31, 2016. (PRNewsFoto/Lands’ End, Inc.)

The Pink Thread Project is a simple, beautiful way to raise funds for breast cancer research by adding any monogram or embroidered icon using pink thread to Lands’ End apparel, accessories or home goods ranging from totes and towels to cardigans and shirts. For every Pink Thread monogram or embroidery, Lands’ End will donate $4.50 of the $6.00 fee to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Supporters can take part in the Pink Thread Project by ordering online at landsend.com from now through October 31, 2016. (View campaign video here.)

Our goal is to accelerate the breakthroughs bringing us closer to a cure and to speed up the progress that will improve survivorship and quality of life for breast cancer patients today. But that research relies on us all—by uniting with the highest rated breast cancer organization in the country, Lands’ End will undoubtedly propel research forward, faster. Together, we can be the end of breast cancer,” said Myra J. Biblowit, President & CEO, Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Additional Pink Thread Project Initiatives

The Pink Thread Project will also feature other initiatives to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation now throughout the month of October, which include:

Purchase Pink Styles – From inspirational warm socks and lovely scarves to handy totes, purchase select pink Lands’ End merchandise and 25 percent of the net purchase price (excluding sales/use tax and shipping and handling fees) from the sale will benefit BCRF.

In Stores Lands’ End will donate 10 percent of the retail purchase price of select pink women’s apparel and accessories sold in Lands’ End Shops at Sears to the BCRF during the campaign.

New Styles Give Back – In addition to core merchandise, select pink items from the Canvas by Lands’ End collection have been chosen for the campaign, and the sales of these select items will contribute 15 percent of the net retail purchase price (excluding sales/use tax and shipping and handling fees) benefitting BCRF.

Lands’ End OutfittersLands’ End is even giving businesses and organizations a way to raise funds for BCRF. Lands’ End Outfitters will feature a curated collection of 21 pink products that will be offered as part of the Pink Thread Project, with 5 percent of the net retail purchase price (excluding sales/use tax and shipping and handling fees) benefitting BCRF. Continue reading

Saks Fifth Avenue Teams Up With Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Stand Up To Cancer Initiative For 2015 Key To The Cure Campaign

Saks Fifth Avenue and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) has announced that Oscar®-winning actress Julianne Moore has been named ambassador for Saks Fifth Avenue‘s 2015 Key To The Cure Campaign. For the first time, Saks Fifth Avenue will be teaming up with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, created to accelerate innovative cancer research through collaboration among leading scientists from different institutions and disciplines who work together to deliver new therapies to patients quickly. By galvanizing the support of the entertainment indus­try, SU2C creates awareness and builds broad public sup­port for this effort to combat all types of cancers.

Julianne Moore wears Jason Wu designed tee for 2015 Key To The Cure Campaign in partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue and Entertainment Industry Foundation's Stand Up To Cancer. (PRNewsFoto/Saks Fifth Avenue)

Julianne Moore wears Jason Wu designed tee for 2015 Key To The Cure Campaign in partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue and Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Stand Up To Cancer. (PRNewsFoto/Saks Fifth Avenue)

Saks Fifth Avenue initiated its charity shopping weekend in 1999. To date, the company has donated more than$36 million to women’s cancer research and treatment organizations throughout the United States. Organizations benefiting from these funds include: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation; EIF‘s Women’s Cancer Research Fund; Cleveland Clinic; Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Nevada Cancer Institute and many others.

Miss Moore will appear in a national public service announcement (PSA) wearing the Jason Wu-designed limited-edition tee. The Key To The Cure PSA will appear in major fashion and lifestyle magazines in September and October. Saks Fifth Avenue‘s charity shopping weekend will take place Thursday through Sunday, October 15 to 18, at all Saks Fifth Avenue stores and online at saks.com and saksoff5th.com.

Everyone has been affected by cancer in some way, whether you’ve known or cared for a loved one facing a cancer diagnosis, or contended with cancer yourself. So I’m honored to work with the Entertainment Industry Foundation and Saks Fifth Avenue to highlight Stand Up To Cancer‘s mission to make everyone diagnosed with cancer a survivor,” said Julianne Moore. “I hope everyone will join me in supporting this important cause by purchasing a Key To The Cure T-Shirt.”

Now in its 17th year, Saks Fifth Avenue‘s Key To The Cure campaign has enlisted Jason Wu to design this year’s limited edition T-Shirt, benefiting Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). Available for purchase beginning on October 1 in Saks Fifth Avenue stores and online at saks.com and saksoff5th.com, the tee will retail for $35, with 100% of sales benefiting Stand Up To Cancer.

It is an honor to partner with Saks Fifth Avenue on their signature charitable initiative Key To The Cure this year. My hope is that people purchase the limited edition tee, which benefits Stand Up To Cancer, an initiative that has made great strides in cancer research,” said Jason Wu.

Marc Metrick, President of Saks Fifth Avenue, stated, “We look forward to Key To The Cure every October. It’s really great to see our stores, customers and vendors rally together to support such a great cause in raising awareness and funds. We are excited to evolve our Key To The Cure campaign with Stand Up To Cancer this year.” Continue reading

2014 Valentine’s Day: Valentine’​s Day Beauty Gifts That Give Back from The Estēe Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

The holiday of love is almost upon us, and every lady should be prepared with luscious, pink, kissable lips! This Valentine’s Day, The Estēe Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign (www.bcacampaign.com) is offering the Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Dream Lip Collection  in support of The BCA Campaign’s mission to defeat breast cancer through education and medical research. The theme, “Let’s Defeat Breast Cancer. We’re Stronger Together.,”serves to shift public focus from awareness to increased action. This year, the organization is expanding its campaign beyond October to work to defeat breast cancer throughout the year and bringing further awareness to the cause through a new digital initiative where you can create a “Circle of Strength” and invite loved ones to rally around an action that advances us in the fight to end breast cancer (www.BCACAmpaign.com/StrongerTogether).

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Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Dream Lip Collection

What gift is better than a lipstick that gives back? Whether it’s for your girlfriend, best friend, sister or mom, the Evelyn Lauder Dream Lip Collection (available at www.esteelauder.com($29.50; 20% to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation ®) is perfect for any woman in your life! This year’s lip-loving duo offers a pop of pink for your pout with Estée Lauder’s best-selling Pure Color Lipstick and new Pure Color Gloss. Full-size Pure Color Lipstick in Rubellite and limited-edition Pure Color Sheer RollerGloss in Hot Pink (Pure Color Lipstick, 0.13 oz./3.8 g Pure Color Sheer RollerGloss, 0.11 fl. oz. liq./3.1 ml SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $29.50) are featured in a stylish two-toned textured pink clutch with a classic Estée Lauder golden touch.

The Estée Lauder brand 2013Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign features The Evelyn Lauder Dream Collection, a tribute to Evelyn Lauder’s extraordinary life and legacy. Created to honor Evelyn’s dream of eradicating breast cancer, the 2013 collection supports this dream by raising awareness and supporting our mission of funding research. The collection pays tribute to the courage of those who are currently fighting breast cancer and invites everyone to join the challenge. Together we are stronger and can help make Evelyn’s dream a reality.

The Evelyn Lauder Dream Collection 2013 was inspired by Evelyn H. Lauder, who founded The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® in 1993 to fund the most promising breast cancer research worldwide. The iconic Pink Ribbon design now features a touch of blue to represent the approximately 1% of all breast cancer cases in the United States that are diagnosed in men.

Hard Rock Goes PINK Worldwide This October

14TH ANNUAL PINKTOBER™ CAMPAIGN RAISES GLOBAL AWARENESS AND FUNDS FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH

From Hollywood to Hamburg, music’s hottest talent and the world-famous Hard Rock brand are going PINK in support of the 14th Annual PINKTOBER™ Campaign, providing guests with a variety of ways to show their support for the cause. Proceeds from the campaign will support research and awareness-driving efforts for breast cancer charities worldwide, including The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (U.S.), The Caron Keating Foundation (U.K.), Brustkrebs Deutschland e.v. (Germany), Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro (Italy), La Ligue Contre le Cancer (France)

Hard Rock International Logo.  (PRNewsFoto/Hard Rock International)

Hard Rock International Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Hard Rock International)

and more.

With a total of 174 venues in 54 countries, including 138 cafes, 17 hotels and 7 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website.

Hard Rock has plenty of pink to go around this October at its 174 locations worldwide. As part of the international PINKTOBER program, Hard Rock Cafe London will host a fundraising event to benefit The Caron Keating Foundation with a live performance by The Overtones.  Guests at Hard Rock Cafe Hamburg can enjoy pink menu items served by female celebrities such as actress Eva Habermann and Susann Atwell , and enjoy a special performance by musician Maite Kelly . In addition, Hard Rock Cafe Prague will host a series of concert events as part of PINKTOBER, including performances by Tanya Gray and David Dale .

Back in the U.S., Hard Rock supports the cause with a special “Living Ribbon” event at Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls, where guests and survivors will gather across the Rainbow Bridge connecting the U.S. and Canada to symbolically join the fight against breast cancer.  Music icon and “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant, Bret Michaels , will rock out to raise awareness for a PINKTOBER edition of Velvet Sessions at the Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando.  And Hard Rock Cafe Houston goes country with a live performance by country singer Joe Nichols benefiting the cause. For the full 2013 Hard Rock PINKTOBER event lineup, visit www.hardrock.com.

SHOP FOR THE CAUSE

Hard Rock’s PINKTOBER campaign helps get fans into the hottest color of the season with the 2013 PINKTOBER merchandise line, including a collector’s edition pin, T-shirt, scarf, bracelet, tote, robe, pink sheets and more! All products will be sold exclusively at Hard Rock properties worldwide, including Cafes, Hotels and Casinos and online at www.hardrock.com.  Proceeds will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and The Caron Keating Foundation (U.K. only) with 75 percent of the retail price of each pin and 15 percent of the retail price of other products sold going directly to the cause. Continue reading

Actress, Singer and Dancer JULIANNE HOUGH Appears in Public Service Announcements for QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale”

Julianne Hough knows the allure of amazing shoes. This year, she is channeling her love of footwear into a strong fight against breast cancer. Through her involvement with QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale,” she is scheduled to appear in both print and television public service announcements supporting the 20th annual charitable shoe sale. A shoe from the Julianne Hough for Sole Society collection is scheduled to be available for purchase during QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale.”

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QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale,” which is scheduled to be broadcast live on QVC Thursday, October 10, 2013, from 6 PM to 9 PM (ET), unites multimedia retailer QVC with the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY). Together, the two organizations have generated more than $41 million for the cause. This year, over 120,000 pairs of shoes from more than 80 different brands are scheduled to be offered at half the manufacturer’s suggested retail price*, with net proceeds benefiting breast cancer research and education institutions.

QVC Presents "FFANY Shoes on Sale" 20th Anniversary--Thursday, October 10 from 6 to 9 PM ET on QVC.  (PRNewsFoto/QVC, Inc.)

QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” 20th Anniversary–Thursday, October 10 from 6 to 9 PM ET on QVC. (PRNewsFoto/QVC, 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.” Net proceeds are distributed to leading breast cancer research and education institutions across the United States, including beneficiaries for the 2013 event: The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The Samuel Oscine 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, and The Margie and Robert E. Petersen Breast Cancer Research Program at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John’s Health Center.

There are many bonds that women share. Unfortunately breast cancer is one that negatively impacts so many,” said Hough. “Having the opportunity to take a positive bond like a passion for shoes and adapt it to benefit a worthy cause such as this is incredibly fulfilling.”

Julianne’s breadth of talent and her vivacious spirit are admirable,” says Claire Watts, CEO QVC U.S. She is a natural fit as this year’s spokesperson, and we’re so pleased that she is supporting this worthy cause with us.”

Having a spokesperson who is as ambitious and energetic as Julianne helps to attract people to the cause,” says Joe Moore, FFANY’s president and CEO. “Julianne is involved in so many different avenues of work; I know that her enthusiasm will encourage others to get involved.”

The Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation makes its home at 274 Madison Avenue, Suite 1701, New York, NY 10016, www.FFANY.org. Those wishing to support cutting-edge research at these organizations can go to www.ffany.org to make contributions and find out ways to join in and be part of this important effort.

*The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is based upon the suppliers’ representation of value. No sales may have been made at these prices.

The Fashion+Lifestyle 2012 Breast Cancer Awareness Month Round-Up Report

CARIBOU COFFEE PARTNERS WITH CANCERCARE THROUGH AMY’S BLEND CAMPAIGN TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO THOSE IMPACTED BY BREAST CANCER

CARIBOU’S ANNUAL AMY’S BLEND COLLECTION AND NEW FACEBOOK HUB HONORS ORIGINAL ROASTMASTER, AND HELPS THOSE AFFECTED BY BREAST CANCER

CARIBOU COFFEE COMPANY, INC. have announced that for the 17th consecutive year, it will remember its original roastmaster, AMY ERICKSON, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 1995. Through its annual AMY’S BLEND PROGRAM, Caribou will once again pay tribute to Amy by supporting men and women in the Caribou communities who are impacted by the disease. As part of this year’s initiative, Caribou is excited to announce a new partnership with AMY’S BLEND PROGRAM, a

CARIBOU COFFEE COMPANY, INC. AMY’S BLEND PROGRAM: Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. today announced that for the 17th consecutive year, it will remember its original roastmaster, Amy Erickson, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 1995. From Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 through Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, Caribou will offer its special Amy’s Blend collection — which includes coffee, tea, and merchandise — both in stores and online, and will donate 10 percent of all proceeds from collection sales to CancerCare to support free services for those affected by breast cancer. (PRNewsFoto/Caribou Coffee Company, Inc.)

national nonprofit organization committed to providing free support services for anyone affected by cancer diagnosis. From Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 through Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, Caribou will offer its special AMY’S BLEND COLLECTION – which includes coffee, tea, and merchandise – both in stores and online. For those that knew Amy, her enthusiasm and zeal for life was contagious, so Caribou is proud to continue to offer the collection in honor of her, and to donate 10 percent of all proceeds from collection sales to CANCERCARE to support free services for those affected by breast cancer.

Giving back to the community is at the core of our company, and we were moved by CancerCare’s approach to providing support services, including financial assistance, on a very local and individual level,” said MIKE TATTERSFIELD, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF CARIBOU COFFEE. “We are very excited to work with an organization that will help those impacted by breast cancer in Caribou’s communities to provide support for co-payments, home care, transportation to and from treatment, and other miscellaneous costs and needs, all while paying tribute to our dear friend, Amy Erickson.”

Caribou is also encouraging everyone to head to the dedicated Facebook tab to learn about Amy and access valuable CANCERCARE resources. For every new “Like” on Caribou’s Facebook page, the company will donate an additional $1 to CANCERCARE. For full terms and conditions, please visit: www.cariboucoffee.com/liketodonate. Continue reading