By Tim Saunders on
The 15th annual FFANY Shoes On Sale event will be held live on television tonight, October 15, to benefit breast cancer research.
With an appearance by Reba McEntire, the Fashion Footwear Association of New York gala event will take place at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York, with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by a dinner and the awards ceremony. QVC viewers will be treated to more than 100,000 half-price pairs of shoes, donated by nearly 100 brands, and will be able to view the event in a live broadcast on the channel from 7-10pm, ET. Partygoers in New York, meanwhile, will be able to walk their way into deals in the exclusive Designer Salon, which will feature styles from such top names as Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino and Michael Kors.
Over the past 14 years, FFANY Shoes on Sale has sold more than a million pairs of shoes and contributed more than $28 million to the cause. Through funds raised in past years, a groundbreaking nationwide network of prominent breast cancer research centers was developed. This year, eight organizations will benefit from the sale, including the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the Gillette Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Breast Oncology Program at University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Research Center of Washington University, the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and the John Wayne Cancer Institute Breast Center at Saint John’s Health Center.
More information can be found at the FFANY website.
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